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2016 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge: Round 17 (Aug/Sep) - completed

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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 17
1 August -30 September 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:
20 JULY 6PM US EST (WEDNESDAY) - SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow at least 3 hours for the groups to be posted.
29 July - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 August - 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 Jul 01, 2016 10:03PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 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 23 July.


message 3: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 20, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Sign ups by Wednesday 20 July 2016 6pm EST US

*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc augsep 2016
*MKat - meet n greet options
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Connie N - meet greet options
Nadine - m g pick shelf
Holli - on the block Rereads OK
Valerie ~Varuca~ - to pick from Rereads OK
*Katie - meet and greet 17 to read
*Rachel C - meet n greet Rereads OK
Becca - meet n greet picks
*SusanA - pick from here
*Nereta - m g
*Tink Magoo - meet and greet picks
*Amy (green fairy) - pifm
*Karla - august september m g
Krista - picking shelf
Becky - meet n greet
Runell - meetandgreet
ravenbleu - challenge
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*DebbieDocmeet greet
*ThatEzi - meet greet
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
LaurLa - 04 challenges to pick
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
Sallie(GeorgieGirl) - rrr 2016 meet greet
*Sunshine - upcoming reads
*Emerson - meet and greet Rereads OK
Amie - meet greet picking shelf
Donna - 2016 meet and greet
fleurette - meet n greet
*Raine - 2016 pifm
Skandia - rrrc m g
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2016
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
*ChristinaT - pickforme
*Gea - 2016 meet greet
*Grace - meet and greet
Jojo - 2016 mng


If you change the name of your shelf you need to let me know since it will break the shelf link


message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 21, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Bonus pickers
start picking 23 July (wherever that falls in your part of the world)


*Amy (green fairy) - pifm
*ChristinaT - pickforme
*Connie N - meet greet options
*DebbieDoc - meet greet
*Emerson - meet and greet Rereads OK
*Gea - 2016 meet greet
*Grace - meet and greet
*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Karla - august september m g
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
*Katie - meet and greet 17 to read
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
*MKat - meet n greet options
*Nereta - m g
*Rachel C - meet n greet Rereads OK
*Raine - 2016 pifm
Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2016
*Sunshine - upcoming reads
*SusanA - pick from here
*ThatEzi - meet greet
*Tink Magoo - meet and greet picks
Ty - mng
*Zara - rrrc mngc augsep 2016


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 21, 2016 12:03AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Groups allocated
sometime after 20 July 6pm EST US

Group 1
Amy (green fairy) - pifm
Becky - meet n greet
ChristinaT - pickforme
Connie N - meet greet options
DebbieDoc - meet greet
Donna - 2016 meet and greet
Emerson - meet and greet Rereads OK
Gea - 2016 meet greet
Grace - meet and greet
Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
KarenH - meet and greet
LaurLa - 04 challenges to pick
~Melissa~ - meet n greet
Nadine - m g pick shelf
Nereta - m g
ravenbleu - challenge
Runell - meetandgreet
Stephanie - meet n greet 2016
Sunshine - upcoming reads
Tink Magoo - meet and greet picks


Group 2
Amie - meet greet picking shelf
Becca - meet n greet picks
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
fleurette - meet n greet
Holli - on the block Rereads OK
Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
Jojo - 2016 mng
Karla - august september m g
KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
Katie - meet and greet 17 to read
Krista - picking shelf
MKat - meet n greet options
Rachel C - meet n greet Rereads OK
Raine - 2016 pifm
Sallie(GeorgieGirl) - rrr 2016 meet greet
Skandia - rrrc m g
SusanA - pick from here
ThatEzi - meet greet
Valerie ~Varuca~ - to pick from Rereads OK
Zara - rrrc mngc augsep 2016


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 01, 2016 10:07PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 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 Jul 01, 2016 10:08PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments I'm in of course including bonus picks.

shelf - picking shelf Rereads OK


message 8: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Jul 01, 2016 10:15PM) (new)

MountainKat | 23081 comments It can't really be time again already - can it?! But of course, I'm in too!

My shelf: meet-n-greet-options

ETA - I'm not going to decide yet about bonus picks, but rereads are ok. =)


message 9: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 8076 comments Me too!!! Regular and bonus picks, please - I've given up on fooling myself into thinking I might only do regular...

my shelf: meet-and-greet


message 10: by Connie N. (last edited Jul 02, 2016 08:14AM) (new)

Connie N. | 1113 comments I can't believe it's time already! But I'm definitely in for regular and bonus picks.

My Shelf: Meet-Greet-Options


message 12: by Holli (new)


message 13: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 23081 comments OK, I'm sure I'll end up in bonus picks anyway... Go ahead and add me now. Unless life changes dramatically, which isn't likely, I won't back out and better to just start off there now.


message 14: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments MountainKat wrote: "OK, I'm sure I'll end up in bonus picks anyway... Go ahead and add me now. Unless life changes dramatically, which isn't likely, I won't back out and better to just start off there now."

It's easy to remove you Kat if you have something come up :)


message 15: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2083 comments I'm in! Bonus, too.

meet and greet 17 to read


message 16: by Rachel C. (new)

Rachel C. (rachelus) | 580 comments I'm in with bonus :)

meet-n-greet *rereads ok*


message 17: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 23081 comments Thanks Jane!


message 19: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1640 comments I'm in with bonus picks please.

Pick from here


message 20: by ♎ Nereta♎ (last edited Jul 07, 2016 03:40AM) (new)

♎ Nereta♎  (littlecleo) | 50 comments I am in. Bonus too
Meet and greet round 17


Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (tinkmagoo) | 1217 comments I'm in again with bonus picks too please

Meet and Greet picks


message 22: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 1096 comments I'm in, regular and bonus please!

pifm


message 23: by Karla (new)

Karla | 286 comments I'm in, bonus picks too. August-september-m-g


message 24: by Krista (new)

Krista Hendrix | 93 comments I'm in! Not doing too great with the current challenge. Hopefully this will be better.

meet and greet Aug/Sep


message 25: by Becky (new)

Becky (fibrobabe) | 1414 comments I'm in again! meet-n-greet


message 26: by Runell (new)

Runell I haven't done this challenge in forever and I'm (hopefully) getting out of my reading slump.

Sign me up!

Meet & Greet


message 27: by Ravenbleu (new)

Ravenbleu | 56 comments I'm in
My list


message 28: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Runell wrote: "I haven't done this challenge in forever and I'm (hopefully) getting out of my reading slump.

Sign me up!

Meet & Greet"


Been a while alright! Welcome back to the fold Runell!! :D


message 29: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Welcome to our first timers as well - only a couple of you, but great to have you with us :D


message 30: by Jody (new)

Jody (crzyfrogger) | 167 comments I'm in and bonus picks too please! *Rereads are ok
meet-n-greet-pick


message 31: by Rachel C. (new)

Rachel C. (rachelus) | 580 comments Jane, I'm sorry to be a bother... but would you mind adding me as rereads ok, too, please?


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

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments No probs Rachel - will update tomorrow. Apologies if I missed it in your first post :)


message 33: by Rachel C. (new)

Rachel C. (rachelus) | 580 comments thank you :)


message 34: by Debbie (Doc) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 345 comments I wasn't going to sign up until I saw the sign up thread. Who was I possibly fooling. I love this challenge although I have a long way to go for June/July!

Please also sign me up for bonus picks.

Debbie’s Meet-Greet


message 35: by Ezi (last edited Jul 05, 2016 06:05PM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 2657 comments I'm in with Bonus
meet-greet


message 36: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1454 comments I'm in again!
mng_picking


message 37: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3717 comments I am in! Shelf: 04-challenges-to-pick


message 38: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Updated to here.

Remember: If you change the name of your shelf you need to let me know since it will break the shelf link.


message 39: by Ezi (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 2657 comments Ok. Sorry


message 40: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 07, 2016 03:39PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments ThatEzi wrote: "Ok. Sorry"

LOL - I hadn't realised you had changed your shelf name Ezi. That was just a general reminder! :D


message 41: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1981 comments I'm in for bonuses too :)

my meet n greet shelf


message 43: by Sunshine (last edited Jul 10, 2016 07:41AM) (new)

Sunshine (sunshine22222) | 921 comments Please add me

Regular and Bonus

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Thanks


message 44: by Emerson (last edited Jul 12, 2016 12:44PM) (new)

Emerson Hawthorne | 157 comments Please add me. Rereads okay and bonus picks as well. Thank you!

Meet and Greet


message 45: by Amie (new)

Amie (alm0824) | 260 comments I was going to sit out this round and try to get caught up on some older rounds, but I can't help myself! I'm in!

Meet-n-Greet Picking Shelf


message 47: by fleurette (new)

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

meet-n-greet‎


message 48: by Raine (new)

Raine (raine_renner) | 358 comments I'm in for both regular and bonus:
2016 PIFM


message 49: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 962 comments I'm in, can't help myself!

rrrc-m-g


message 50: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21022 comments Updated to here.

(You know you can't resist Amie!!)


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