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2016 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge: Round 15 (Apr/May) - READING

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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 16, 2016 11:52PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 15
1 April -31 May 2016


This is a challenge for the hordes of members who need help selecting their next book to read :) This is basically a group Pick-It-For-Me challenge WITHOUT the new book recommendations or categories. It is a two (2) month challenge and will be repeated every two months so long as there is significant interest.

This challenge is limited to members who are 18 years or older. This is the only age-restricted challenge in our group. There are many other challenges to choose from for those under 18.

Depending on the number of sign-ups for this challenge, groups will consist of 15-20 people.


INSTRUCTIONS: Step by step
1. Each participant must create a shelf and include on that shelf books that they would like to read in the coming two months. You will need to have at least 30-40 books on this shelf and you must post the link to that shelf when you sign up. If you participated in the last MnG, you may use the same shelf with updated books.

Participants also appreciate not having too many books on that shelf - they want to select something you really want to read or be pushed to read. Try to keep the shelf under 100 books.

2. Sign up by the close date, posting the link to your shelf.

3. Once sign-up closes, each person will recommend to every other person in their group THREE (3) books selected from each member's nominated shelf. Recommendations will be sent via PM (private message) - NOT in the thread.

If you have a private profile, you MUST OPEN YOUR PROFILE for the duration of the picking. No exceptions.

4. Members choose ONE (1) book from each set of recommendations, removing that selected book from their nominated shelf (to reduce multiple selections of the same book) and placing it in another shelf to track this challenge. I would suggest that you create a second shelf for these selections for ease of tracking.

5. When picking starts I will open the participants thread for each member to post their list of selected books.

6. Once the challenge opens on the first day of next month, mark off each book on your challenge list as it is finished, noting the date completed. Update your completion rate at the top of your list throughout the challenge - eg "Completed: 3/15". Please feel free to post feedback on each book in the discussion thread :)

Do not repost your list in the Participants Thread - you will maintain your list in the original post.


To complete this challenge, you must read at least five (5) books from your chosen list. You may, of course, complete the full list.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
19 MARCH 6PM US EST (SATURDAY) - SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow at least 3 hours for the groups to be posted.
29 March - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 April - OPENING date - Start reading!


There will be two threads for this challenge:
* the Sign Up/Discussion thread. All sign-ups, chat and questions occurs in this thread.
* the Participants' Lists thread. This is only for the final book list for each participant. The participants' thread will be locked until we are ready to start picking.

You cannot start picking for your team members until groups are posted.


RULES/TIPS:
* You ONLY select books from the pickee's nominated shelf.
* You must nominate 3 books for each set of picks.
* Book nominations and selections do not need to be in any order.
* You can add/subtract books on your own picking list at any time during the sign-up and picking process. (However if a book has already been recommended during the picks prior to swapping it off your list, this recommendation stands valid.)
* If you recommend a book from a series, please ensure that it is the next book for the reader in that series.
* If a book from a series is recommended but it is not the next book for the reader in that series and it is on your nominated shelf, please feel free to substitute the appropriate book for that recommendation.
* You may put re-reads on your nominated picking shelf if desired. (This means the book may already be 'read' and rated - but if it is on that shelf, these books are fair game for the pickers.)
* You must have completed picking for your group members by the picking due date.
* You may use books planned for other challenges in this challenge and vice-versa unless otherwise specified in the alternate challenge(s).
* There is NO minimum page number requirement in this challenge.
* Books may be from any romance sub-genre, but we are a romance group so please keep your books on your nominated shelf to the romance or popular fiction genres.
* Remember - if your profile is private, you will need to OPEN YOUR PROFILE FOR THE DURATION OF THE PICKING PERIOD otherwise members will not be able to access your nominated picking shelf.
* Feel free to 'friend' all the members of the group, as this will make picking much easier and faster :)
* A member can ask for repicks from another member if they have already selected all three of the nominated books. For this reason, it is important that members move books off their nominated picking shelf as soon as they have made their selection.
* When providing feedback in the Reading Thread, please ensure that key plot points are hidden behind the spoiler 'tag' - <'spoiler>blah plot point blah<'/spoiler> (ignoring the apostrophes which have been inserted to show the formula).
* If you have a book that you can't finish (DNF), you are welcome to go back to the original picks from that member and select another book. You cannot ask for new picks. You may count as 'finished' a DNF book if you have read at least 50% but that book must then be marked as a 'DNF' in either your review or appropriately shelved as such on your GR bookshelf.


Our members read a variety of romance sub-genres. You do not need to have read the book that you recommend, nor do you have to have knowledge of the sub-genre that may predominate any of the shelves. How you select books from the nominated shelves is entirely up to you.


How to create a new bookshelf:

* Go to My Books
* Click on edit next to 'bookshelves' on top left
* Type in the name of your shelf and click 'Add'
* Customize the shelf as desired



Please remember:
YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP UNTIL YOU POST A LINK TO YOUR SHELF.


message 2: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 03, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments BONUS PICKS


Some members like to receive more picks than from just their group. If you would like to participate in bonus picks, please note this in your sign up post. If you sign up for bonus picks, you MUST pick for every other person in the bonus picks group. This includes members who were in your original group - they will receive two sets of picks from you. Please do not recommend the same books to a member that is in both your original group and the bonus pick group - a clean set of picks is required.

Please be aware that the bonus pick group could be comprised of only a few people OR be at least the size of another full group.

Since the completion of this challenge is directly tied to the Groupings, please delay your bonus picks to other members until 22 March.


message 3: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 18, 2016 11:12PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Sign ups by Saturday 19 March 2016 6pm EST US

*Jane(PS) - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Katie - meet and greet 15 to read
*MKat - meet n greet options
Nichole - mng to read Rereads OK
Anita - meet and greet
*Connie - meet greet options
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
*Breann - 1 mg pick me Rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc aprmay 2016
Stacie - mng
LaurLa - 04 challenges to pick ~no picks until 28 March
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) - rrr 2016 meet greet
Logan - meet greet to pick
Debbie (Doc) - meet greet
Martha - pick4me
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
Larissa - on deck tbr
Amy (greenfairy) - pifm
Krista - picking shelf
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Katherine - meet and greet options
Becca - meet n greet picks
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
*KarenH - meet and greet
Christina - meet greet options
*Emerson - meet and greet
*Stpehanie - meet n greet 2016
*Raine - 2016 pifm
Nadine - m g pick shelf
Jojo - 2016 mng
Tina "coffee and books" - pick me meet n greet
Holli - Meet and greet pickables Rereads OK
Skandia - rrrc m g
*Karla - april may m n g
fleurette - meet n greet
Amie - meet greet picking shelf
KellyJo - pick for me
Aminko - picking shelf
Donna - 2016 meet and greet
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
*Gle - rrrc meet and greet nominees
*Sunshine - upcoming reads Rereads OK
Ty - mng
*Penney - meet and greet options
Juanita - m g picks
*Rachel C - meet n greet
*Valerie ~Varuca~ - to pick from Rereads OK
*Susan A - meet greet
*Gea - 2016 meet greet
Kim - meet greet pool
*Grace - meet and greet - no picks until 26 Mar



message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 20, 2016 12:46AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Bonus pickers
start picking 22 March (wherever that falls in your part of the world)

*Jane(PS) - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Katie - meet and greet 15 to read
*Connie - meet greet options
*Breann - 1 mg pick me Rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc aprmay 2016
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Katherine - meet and greet options
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Emerson - meet and greet
*Stpehanie - meet n greet 2016
*Raine - 2016 pifm
*Karla - april may m n g
*Gle - rrrc meet and greet nominees
*Sunshine - upcoming reads Rereads OK
*Penney - meet and greet options
*Rachel C - meet n greet
*Valerie ~Varuca~ - to pick from Rereads OK
*Gea - 2016 meet greet
*Susan A - meet greet
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
*MKat - meet n greet options
*Grace - meet and greet - no picks until 26 Mar


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 19, 2016 06:36PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Groups allocated
sometime after 19 March 6pm EST US

Group 1
Amie - meet greet picking shelf
*Breann - 1 mg pick me Rereads OK
*Penney - meet and greet options
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2016
*MKat - meet n greet options
KellyJo - pick for me
fleurette - meet n greet
Logan - meet greet to pick
Martha - pick4me
*Karla - april may m n g
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
Nadine - m g pick shelf
*Jane(PS) - picking shelf Rereads OK
Juanita - m g picks
Becca - meet n greet picks
Amy (greenfairy) - pifm
*Katie - meet and greet 15 to read

Group 2
*Valerie ~Varuca~ - to pick from Rereads OK
*Connie - meet greet options
Christina - meet greet options
*Susan A - meet greet
*Katherine - meet and greet options
*Zara - rrrc mngc aprmay 2016
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Grace - meet and greet - no picks until 26 Mar
Holli - Meet and greet pickables Rereads OK
*Raine - 2016 pifm
Aminko - picking shelf
*Emerson - meet and greet
*Gle - rrrc meet and greet nominees
Ty - mng
*Rachel C - meet n greet


Group 3
Larissa - on deck tbr
Krista - picking shelf
*Gea - 2016 meet greet
Anita - meet and greet
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) - rrr 2016 meet greet
Donna - 2016 meet and greet
Kim - meet greet pool
Stacie - mng
Nichole - mng to read Rereads OK
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
Tina "coffee and books" - pick me meet n greet
*Sunshine - upcoming reads Rereads OK
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
Skandia - rrrc m g
Debbie (Doc) - meet greet
Jojo - 2016 mng
LaurLa - 04 challenges to pick ~no picks until 28 March


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 03, 2016 01:15PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Remember:

If you have a private profile, you MUST OPEN YOUR PROFILE for the duration of the picking. No exceptions.


message 7: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Mar 03, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments I'm in, of course! And for bonus picks as well.

shelf - picking shelf Rereads OK


message 8: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2077 comments I'm in...with bonus picks, please. :)

meet and greet 15 to read


message 9: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19188 comments Me, me, me!! I'll reserve my decision on bonus picks until later...

My shelf - meet-n-greet-options


message 10: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1010 comments I'm in!

My shelf: mng-to-read- Rereads are ok :)


message 11: by Anita Reads (new)

Anita Reads | 170 comments Yay. Can't believe we're already here again.
I'm in Meet and Greet


message 12: by Connie N. (last edited Mar 03, 2016 05:00PM) (new)

Connie N. | 1029 comments Yes! This is one of my favorite challenges.

Bonus picks too. Meet-Greet Options


message 13: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1846 comments Me me ...pick me, lol!
I will make my profile public before the picking begins :)


Here is my shelf meet -n -greet


message 14: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments I'm in with bonus picks :) Rereads are OK

1-mg-pick-me


message 15: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments ~Melissa~ wrote: "Me me ...pick me, lol!
I will make my profile public before the picking begins :)


Here is my shelf meet -n -greet"


LOL - are you SURE?? ;)


message 16: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 932 comments I'm in as usual. Please put me down for both regular and bonus picks. Thanks.

My shelf: rrrc-mngc-aprmay-2016

I'm going to add other books to the above shelf between now and the end of sign-ups.


message 17: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 1186 comments I'm in. My shelf: mng


message 18: by Sassafrass (last edited Mar 04, 2016 04:17AM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 3211 comments I want to be in so bad, but I'll be away during the picking time. I'll miss the whole thing. I'll have to live vicariously through you guys. But I'll be back for June/July


message 19: by LaurLa (last edited Mar 04, 2016 07:35AM) (new)

LaurLa | 3256 comments I am in! challenges-to-pick

I will be on vacation March 19-27 and won't be able to make my picks until after then. Just wanted everyone to be aware that my picks will be by the deadline but will be later in the picking period.


message 21: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 877 comments Yes please!

meet-greet-to-pick


message 23: by Martha (new)

Martha | 137 comments I'm in. Pick4m3


message 24: by Jody (new)

Jody (crzyfrogger) | 167 comments I'm in! Sign me up for bonus picks too!
Rereads are ok

meet-n-greet-pick


message 25: by Larissa (new)

Larissa (rissareadsromance) | 317 comments I'm in again just for the reg picks. :)
On deck TBR


message 26: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Sassafrass wrote: "I want to be in so bad, but I'll be away during the picking time. I'll miss the whole thing. I'll have to live vicariously through you guys. But I'll be back for June/July"

Oh no :( Never mind - you know we'll be back!! :D


message 27: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments LaurLa wrote: "I am in! challenges-to-pick

I will be on vacation March 19-27 and won't be able to make my picks until after then. Just wanted everyone to be aware that my picks will be by the deadline but will b..."


No probs LaurLa - I'll mark it on your sign up so we don't forget :)


message 28: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 1096 comments I'm in! Need to update

pifm


message 29: by Krista (new)

Krista Hendrix | 93 comments Me too!!
picking shelf


message 30: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Krista wrote: "Me too!!
picking shelf"


I nearly suggested this challenge over in the PtP thread :) Glad you are joining us Krista!


message 31: by Krista (new)

Krista Hendrix | 93 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Krista wrote: "Me too!!
picking shelf"

I nearly suggested this challenge over in the PtP thread :) Glad you are joining us Krista!"


Ha! I'm in a slump finding books right now. A challenge is exactly what I need.


message 32: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Krista wrote: "Jane (PS) wrote: "Krista wrote: "Me too!!
picking shelf"

I nearly suggested this challenge over in the PtP thread :) Glad you are joining us Krista!"

Ha! I'm in a slump finding books right now. A..."


Well, you'll see a LOT of books when you start trawling through everyone else's TBR piles ;)


message 33: by Krista (new)

Krista Hendrix | 93 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Krista wrote: "Jane (PS) wrote: "Krista wrote: "Me too!!
picking shelf"

I nearly suggested this challenge over in the PtP thread :) Glad you are joining us Krista!"

Ha! I'm in a slump finding boo..."


:) Here's hoping for just that!


message 34: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1632 comments I'm in with Bonuses please. :)

Meet and Greet to Read


message 37: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 2079 comments me, me, me...please!! bonus also!! =)
cp-m-g-pick-shelf


message 38: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 6793 comments I'm in! And since I know I won't be able to resist in the end, please put me down for bonus picks too! =P

meet-and-greet


message 39: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19353 comments Updated to here :D


message 41: by Emerson (last edited Mar 10, 2016 09:34PM) (new)

Emerson Hawthorne | 157 comments I would like to continue participating and be included for bonus picks. Rereads okay.

meet and greet


message 42: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 358 comments Hi. I'm in. For the bonus too.

Meet and Greet 2016


message 43: by Raine (new)

Raine (raine_renner) | 303 comments I'm in and also for bonus too!!!

Shelf ==> 2016 PIFM


Nadine Bookaholic (nadinesobsessedwithbooks) | 1035 comments I'm in again. Please use this shelf to pick from m-g-pick-shelf‎


message 45: by Jojo (new)

Jojo | 1010 comments I'm in again please

2016-mng


message 47: by Holli (new)


message 48: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 962 comments I'm in!

rrrc-m-g


message 49: by Karla (new)

Karla | 286 comments I'm in! For bonus picks as well.

april-may-m-n-g


message 50: by fleurette (new)

fleurette | 274 comments I'm in! For regular ones.

meet-n-greet‎


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