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2017 Challenges Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge: Round 20 (Feb/Mar) - READING

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

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 20
1 February - 31 March 2017


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.

KEY DATES TO REMEMBER:
18 JANUARY 6PM US EST (WEDNESDAY) - SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow a few hours for the groups to be posted.
21 January 12AM NZ time - BONUS PICKS start
29 January - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 February - OPENING date - Start reading!


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.


There will be two threads for this challenge:
* the Sign Up/Reading 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 Jan 02, 2017 10:44PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 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 21 January.

To make this fair to all participants, everyone may start on their bonus picks once it hits 12.00 am in New Zealand
Local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...
(12 hours ahead of UTC/GMT)


message 3: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 18, 2017 02:17PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments Sign ups by Wednesday 18 January 2017 6pm EST US


*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Katie - meet and greet 20 to read
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Nadine - mg pofm challenge pick shelf
Holli - on the block Rereads OK
*Green Fairy (Amy) - pifm
Connie - meet greet options Rereads OK
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
*Tink Magoo - challenge picks Rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc febmar 2017
~Melissa~ - meet n greet
*melodie - the meet greet challenge round 20
Martha - pick4me
*Kait - meet and greet
MountainKat - meet n greet options
*Nichole - mng tbr
Rachel C - must read by end of 2017
Camille - chal rrrc mng options
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) - rrr 2017 meet greet
Emerson - meet and greet
Chan - to read
*Xiamera - m g picks
*Katherine - meet greet
*J.C. - 17 meet greet to read
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
LaurLa - 04 challenges to pick
Becky - meet n greet
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2017
Kim - meet and greet pool
Suzanne - pifm
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
Aminko - picking shelf
Debbie (Doc) - meet greet
Mary - meet and greet
*Gea - 2017 meet greet
Jenny (Ynnej405) - picking shelf
*Raine - 2017 pifm
*Sunshine - pick for me
Carmen The Bootyshaker - meet greet picks
*SusanA - pick from here
*Christina T - pick4me2
*Krissy - mng pick me
*Grace - meet and greeet
Amie - meet greet picking shelf
Zorina - pick4me





message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 23, 2017 03:09AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments Bonus pickers
start picking at 12.00am 21 January NZ time for all participants regardless of your country
Local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...

*Christina T - pick4me2
*Gea - 2017 meet greet
*Grace - meet and greeet
*Green Fairy (Amy) - pifm
*J.C. - 17 pick for me list
*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Kait - meet and greet
*Katherine - meet greet
*KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
*Katie - meet and greet 20 to read
*Krissy - mng pick me
*melodie - the meet greet challenge round 20
*Nichole - mng tbr
*Raine - 2017 pifm
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2017
*Sunshine - pick for me
*SusanA - pick from here
*Tink Magoo - challenge picks Rereads OK
*Xiamera - m g picks
*Zara - rrrc mngc febmar 2017
~Melissa~ - meet n greet


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 23, 2017 03:10AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments Groups allocated
sometime after 18 January 6pm EST US

Group 1
Amie - meet greet picking shelf
Christina T - pick4me2
Debbie (Doc) - meet greet
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
KathyD - cp m g pick shelf
Kim - meet and greet pool
~Melissa~ - meet n greet
MountainKat - meet n greet options
Raine - 2017 pifm
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) - rrr 2017 meet greet
Shelby - meet and greet to read
Stephanie - meet n greet 2017
SusanA - pick from here
Tink Magoo - challenge picks Rereads OK
Xiamera - m g picks


Group 2
Aminko - picking shelf
Becky - meet n greet
Carmen The Bootyshaker - meet greet picks
Green Fairy (Amy) - pifm
Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
Jenny (Ynnej405) - picking shelf
Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
Kait - meet and greet
Katherine - meet greet
Krissy - mng pick me
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Mary - meet and greet
Rachel C - must read by end of 2017
Sunshine - pick for me
Suzanne - pifm
melodie - the meet greet challenge round 20

Group 3
Camille - chal rrrc mng options
Chan - to read
Connie - meet greet options Rereads OK
Emerson - meet and greet
Gea - 2017 meet greet
Grace - meet and greeet
Holli - on the block Rereads OK
J.C. - 17 pick for me list
Katie - meet and greet 20 to read
LaurLa - 04 challenges to pick
Martha - pick4me
Nadine - mg pofm challenge pick shelf
Nichole - mng tbr
Zara - rrrc mngc febmar 2017
Zorina - pick4me


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 02, 2017 10:48PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments Remember:

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

BONUS picks may start 21 January 12.00 am NZ time
Time converter: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...
(12 hours ahead of UTC/GMT)


message 7: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 02, 2017 10:49PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments I'm in, with BONUS picks!

picking shelf

Rereads OK


message 8: by Katie (last edited Jan 03, 2017 07:09AM) (new)

Katie | 2073 comments ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meet and greet 20 to read

ETA: Bonus picks, too!


message 9: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments LOL!! Happy new year Katie and to everyone else!!

happy-new-year-gif-cartoon-playing-music-1


message 10: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments Katie wrote: "ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meet and greet 20 to read"


Are you bonusing this round Katie?


message 11: by Loriidae (last edited Jan 02, 2017 11:58PM) (new)

Loriidae | 415 comments Me me me

meet and greet 20 shelf loriidae

Just Regular pls - Re-reads ok


Nadine Bookaholic (NadinesObsessedwithBooks) | 936 comments I'm in :)

Just regular picks please, and no re-reads

mg-pofm-challenge-pick-shelf‎


message 13: by Holli (new)

Holli | 182 comments Happy New Year, everyone! May it be safe, productive, and fun for all of you.

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

Re-reads ok


message 14: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (GreenFairy429) | 1092 comments I'm in! Regular and Bonus

pifm


message 15: by Connie N. (last edited Jan 03, 2017 09:57AM) (new)

Connie N. | 832 comments Sign me up! Regular reads only. (I'm still trying to catch up.)

Meet Greet Options - Rereads OK


message 16: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 1114 comments i'm in! bonus also, please! =)
cp-m-g-pick-shelf


Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (TinkMagoo) | 447 comments Of course I'm in. Regular and bonus again, rereads are fine

challenge picks


message 18: by ZaraS (last edited Jan 03, 2017 05:34AM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 881 comments I tried to resist entering this challenge this time around but I just can't. I love it too much!!

Please count me in for regular and bonus.

My shelf is: rrrc-mngc-febmar-2017


message 19: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1758 comments Me, me , me ~ I'm in!! Regular for now - I'll see how many sign up and decide on Bonus later.


my meet n greet shelf


Off to go set an alert on my phone for opening my profile for picking date :)


message 20: by melodie (new)

melodie b i a newbie hope this is right bonus work for me


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


message 21: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2073 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Katie wrote: "ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meet and greet 20 to read"

Are you bonusing this round Katie?"


OMG...yes. I was so excited I forgot to mention that. :P


message 22: by Martha (new)

Martha | 103 comments I'm in

Regular please and No Rereads

Pick4me


message 23: by Kait (new)

Kait | 492 comments Bonus too please :)

meet and greet shelf


message 24: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 10096 comments I'm in!

My shelf: meet-n-greet-options


message 25: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1010 comments I'm in!

My shelf: mng tbr


message 27: by Camille (new)

Camille | 179 comments I'll just start out with the regular this time. Thanks!

My shelf: Meet & Greet Options


message 29: by Emerson (last edited Jan 07, 2017 05:08AM) (new)

Emerson Hawthorne | 156 comments I'm in. Rereads are fine.

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


message 30: by Chan (new)

Chan | 1255 comments This was so much fun and I found some great gems last time. So, sign me up!

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


message 31: by Xiamera (new)

Xiamera | 30 comments I'm for regular and bonus.

m-g-picks


message 32: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 251 comments I'm in for regular and bonus.

My Shelf:
meet-greet


message 33: by J.C. (last edited Jan 19, 2017 08:40AM) (new)

J.C. (LadyRose1011) | 548 comments I'm in! For regular and bouns.
://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3942818...


message 34: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1313 comments I'm in again.

mng-picking


message 35: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments Welcome all - I'll update lists sometime in the early half of this week.


message 36: by LaurLa (new)


message 37: by Becky (new)

Becky (Fibrobabe) | 1130 comments I'm in! Regular only, please.

meet-n-greet


message 38: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 358 comments I'm in for both the regular and the bonus.

meet-n-greet


message 39: by Kim (new)

Kim  | 8 comments Sign me up for just regular picks. :)

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


message 40: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 111 comments I'd love to sign up - I think for just regular picks so I can see how it goes :)

: My Shelf


message 41: by Jody (last edited Jan 09, 2017 10:24AM) (new)

Jody (crzyfrogger) | 161 comments I'm in for regular and bonus. Rereads are ok

meet-n-greet-pick


message 42: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments melodie wrote: "i a newbie hope this is right bonus work for me


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


Hi Melodie - Welcome! ...I have you down as doing both the normal picks (in a group of about 15 other members) plus the added bonus picks. Is that right?


message 43: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 10, 2017 12:28AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 14608 comments And welcome to our other newbies, Suzanne, Kim and JC! *rubs hands* New shelves to explore ;)


message 44: by Shelby (last edited Jan 10, 2017 02:55AM) (new)

Shelby (Stang_Lee) | 1137 comments Mememememememememememememe!!!!! I'm all in for Bonus picks please. :)

Meet & Greet to Read


message 45: by Aminko (last edited Jan 10, 2017 03:53AM) (new)

Aminko | 423 comments I'm in!!!! Regular picks for me please.

Picking Shelf


message 46: by Debbie (Doc) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 323 comments I'm in. Regular only please.

Debbie’s Meet-Greet


message 47: by Mary (last edited Jan 11, 2017 06:14AM) (new)

Mary (darcyfanatic) | 33 comments I'm in. Regular picks only for me

meet-and-greet


message 48: by Gea (new)

Gea (Gea89) | 545 comments I'm in for reguar and bonus picks

2017-meet-greet


message 49: by jenny (new)

jenny (ynnej405) | 313 comments I'd like to sign up, please. Just regular picks for me, since I'm also a newbie :)

picking-shelf


message 50: by Raine (new)

Raine (Raine_Renner) | 274 comments I'm in and also for bonus:
2017 PIFM


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