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2018 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge Round 26 (Feb/Mar) ~ FINISHED

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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 04, 2018 09:41PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 26 (Feb/Mar)
1 February - 31 March 2018



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.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
18 January 6PM US EST (THURSDAY)
- SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow a few hours for the groups to be posted.
20 January 12am NZ - picking starts for the bonus group
30 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 :) You cannot start your book until the first day of the month.

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 group 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 18, 2018 02:07PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 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 20 January.

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 17, 2018 07:11PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 comments Sign ups by Thursday 18 January 2018 6pm EST US


*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
Sassafrass - meet n greet
*Katherine - meet greet
*Chan - to read
*GreenFairy - 2018 to read
KellyJo - meet greet pick for me
MKat - meet n greet options
Debbie (Doc) - meet greet
*ZaraS - rrrc mngc febmar18
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
*Raine - 2018 pifm
*Katie - meet and greet 26 to read
*HeatherMarie - 02 mng 2018
KathyD - pick shelf must Rereads OK
Nicole - meet greet
Jenny - picking shelf
*Tink - challenge picks Rereads OK
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Melissa~ - meet n greet
*Jodi - meet greet shelf
Connie - meet greet options Rereads OK
Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
*Aminko - next up 2018
*Tpagirl - to read meet and greet
*Nikk - meet and greet to pick
Sallie - rrr 2018 meet greet
Fyre.Katz - meet greet 26
*KarenH - meet and greet Rereads OK
Beth - pick it list
UnusualChild(beppy) - meet n greet
*Grace - meet and greet
Nadine - 2018 challenge pick shelf
Carmen - meet greet picks
*Sunshine - pick for me 2 Rereads OK
Logan - meet greet to pick
Andrew (Drew) - meet and greet 2018
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
LaurLa - 04 challenges picklist
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2018
*Avid Reader & GG - meet and greet
True.magic - meet and greet
*Camille - chal rrrc mng options
Plethora - meet n greet
Siobhan - pifm shelf
Ana - picking shelf
Nichole - picking shelf
Valerie - meet and greet pick
*Nina - meet n greet






message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 20, 2018 01:13PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 comments Bonus pickers
start picking at 12.00am 20 January NZ time for all participants regardless of your country
Local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...

*Aminko - next up 2018
*Andy - meet greet 26 feb march
*Avid Reader & GG - meet and greet
*Camille - chal rrrc mng options
*Chan - to read
*Grace - meet and greet
*GreenFairy - 2018 to read
*HeatherMarie - 02 mng 2018
*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Jodi - meet greet shelf
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*KarenH - meet and greet Rereads OK
*Katherine - meet greet
*Katie - meet and greet 26 to read
*Melissa~ - meet n greet
*Nikk - meet and greet to pick
*Nina - meet n greet
*Raine - 2018 pifm
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Stephanie - meet n greet 2018
*Sunshine - pick for me 2 Rereads OK
*Tink - challenge picks Rereads OK
*Tpagirl - to read meet and greet
*ZaraS - rrrc mngc febmar18


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 20, 2018 01:14PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 comments Groups allocated
soon after 18 January 6pm EST US

Group 1
Camille - chal rrrc mng options
Carmen - meet greet picks
Debbie (Doc) - meet greet
Grace - meet and greet
HeatherMarie - 02 mng 2018
Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
Jenny - picking shelf
Jodi - meet greet shelf
Katherine - meet greet
KellyJo - meet greet pick for me
LaurLa - 04 challenges picklist
MKat - meet n greet options
Nichole - picking shelf
Nina - meet n greet
Sunshine - pick for me 2 Rereads OK
Tpagirl - to read meet and greet
UnusualChild(beppy) - meet n greet


Group 2
Andrew (Drew) - meet and greet 2018
Avid Reader & GG - meet and greet
Fyre.Katz - meet greet 26
KarenH - meet and greet Rereads OK
Katie - meet and greet 26 to read
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Nikk - meet and greet to pick
Plethora - meet n greet
Raine - 2018 pifm
Sallie - rrr 2018 meet greet
Sassafrass - meet n greet
Shelby - meet and greet to read
Siobhan - pifm shelf
Stephanie - meet n greet 2018
True.magic - meet and greet
ZaraS - rrrc mngc febmar18


Group 3
Aminko - next up 2018
Ana - picking shelf
Beth - pick it list
Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
Chan - to read
Connie - meet greet options Rereads OK
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
GreenFairy - 2018 to read
Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
KathyD - pick shelf must Rereads OK
Logan - meet greet to pick
Melissa~ - meet n greet
Nadine - 2018 challenge pick shelf
Nicole - meet greet
Tink - challenge picks Rereads OK
Valerie - meet and greet pick


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jan 04, 2018 09:46PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 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 20 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 04, 2018 09:46PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 comments I'm in with bonuses. Rereads OK.

List: picking shelf


Diane ~Firefly~ | 1451 comments yay! I'm in again.

mng_picking


message 9: by Sassafrass (last edited Jan 04, 2018 01:44PM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 3877 comments Woot, I'm in!!!

meet-n-greet


message 10: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 279 comments It seems like time is flying way to fast!!

I'm in for regular and bonus.

My Shelf:
meet-greet


message 11: by Chan (new)

Chan | 4069 comments Hiya Jane. Count me in for reg and bonus.

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


message 12: by GreenFairy (last edited Jan 04, 2018 02:18PM) (new)

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

Regular and bonus

2018 to read


message 13: by KellyJo (new)

KellyJo (kellyjo02) | 331 comments I would like to participate.

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


message 14: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 22498 comments I'm in, grumbling the whole time that it can't possible be time yet...

Please use my meet-n-greet-options shelf.


message 15: by Debbie (Doc) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 345 comments WOW - seems like we just did this - time flies! I'm in for regular.

Debbie’s Meet-Greet


message 16: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 932 comments I'm in again for both of course. Can't believe we're nearly to the middle of the month already!!

My shelf: MNGC-R26


message 17: by Loriidae (new)

Loriidae | 415 comments I am in!
Regular Please Rereads ok
meet and greet picks


message 18: by Raine (new)

Raine (raine_renner) | 358 comments I'm in for regular and bonus:
2018 PIFM


message 19: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2083 comments I'm in for both.

meet and greet 26 to read


message 20: by HeatherMarie (last edited Jan 04, 2018 08:11PM) (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 659 comments Both please.
02 mng 2018


message 21: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 2996 comments me, me...just regular this round! (rereads are OK) =)
pick-shelf-must


message 22: by Nicole (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments I'm in for regular please :)
Meet & Greet


message 23: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 20722 comments Chan wrote: "Hiya Jane. Count me in for reg and bonus.

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


Hi Chan - this link just goes to all your books (including your read books). Could you please repost the shelf you'd like picks from? (preferably under 100 books :)


message 24: by jenny (new)

jenny (ynnej405) | 353 comments I'm in! Just regular picks, please!

picking-shelf


Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (tinkmagoo) | 1168 comments Of course I'm in, what a silly question (not that you asked).

Challenge picks

Bonus round too please and rereads are okay.


message 26: by Jody (new)

Jody (crzyfrogger) | 167 comments I'm in for regular and bonus (rereads are ok)
meet-n-greet-pick


message 27: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1971 comments I'm in for regular and bonus picks

Meet n greet


message 28: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (jojolyn) | 415 comments I will be doing the regular and bonus!

My shelf: Meet greet shelf

Thanks for the great challenge!


message 29: by Connie N. (last edited Jan 05, 2018 11:58AM) (new)

Connie N. | 1101 comments I'm in, just regular for this round. Rereads OK.

Meet-Greet-Options


message 30: by Carrie (last edited Jan 05, 2018 08:44AM) (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments I think I'll go easy this month and just do regular, re-reads are fine.

Meet-Greet


message 31: by Aminko (new)

Aminko | 553 comments I'm in! Please sign me up for the regular and bonus rounds please.

Next up 2018


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 578 comments Sign me up for regular and bonus please :-)

Meet-and-greet-to-pick


message 36: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 7868 comments I'm in! Regular and bonus, please...now I just need to get my shelf updated!

meet-and-greet


message 37: by Beth (new)

Beth | 49 comments I'm in just regular for me again.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 38: by UnusualChild{beppy} (last edited Jan 15, 2018 08:44AM) (new)

UnusualChild{beppy} | 1099 comments I'm in for regular. We'll see how it goes this time. Re-reads are okay.

meet n greet


message 39: by Grace (new)

Grace | 1393 comments I'm in for regular and bonus

Meet & Greet


message 42: by Sunshine (last edited Jan 12, 2018 03:56PM) (new)

Sunshine (sunshine22222) | 921 comments Count me in for regular please and bonus, too
Re-reads are okay

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

Hi!


message 43: by Logan (new)

Logan (loganturner) | 877 comments I’m in! Just regular for me.

meet-greet-to-pick


message 44: by Andrew (new)

Andrew (drewgrigaliunas) | 58 comments Hello, my friends. I am all-in for this fun challenge!! Here is my shelf:

Meet and Greet

--Drew


message 45: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1694 comments I'm in please. :) With bonuses.

Meet and Greet to Read


message 46: by LaurLa (new)


message 47: by Stephanie (new)

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

Meet and Greet


message 48: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 7868 comments Hey Jane, I probably should add that rereads are ok, since I actually have some on my shelf this round!


message 50: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 22498 comments ~KarenH~ wrote: "Hey Jane, I probably should add that rereads are ok, since I actually have some on my shelf this round!"

I don't know if I have any, but I haven't updated my shelf yet. Just in case - rereads are ok for me too!


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