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2018 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge Round 28 (Jun/Jul) - READING

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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 10, 2018 10:55PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21324 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 28 (Jun/Jul)
1 June - 31 July 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:
19 May 6PM US EST (SATURDAY)
- SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow a few hours for the groups to be posted.
21 May 12am NZ - picking starts for the bonus group
31 May - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 June - 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 May 10, 2018 10:56PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21324 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 May.

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 May 19, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21324 comments Sign ups by Saturday 19 May 2018 6pm EST US


*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
Nikk - meet and greet to piick
Sallie - rrr 2018 meet greet
Siobhan - pifm shelf Rereads OK
jenny - picking shelf
*Tink Magoo - challenge picks Rereads OK
LaurLa - 04 challenges picklist
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Nadine - meet and greet picks
*Zara - rrrc mngc junejul18
True.magic - meet and greet
NicoleP - meet greet
Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
Connie - meet greet options Rereads OK
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Katherine - meet greet
Mary-Megan - meet and greet
HeatherMarie - 02 mng 2018
KellyJo - meet greet pick for me Rereads OK
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
Fyre.Katz - mng28 Rereads OK
*Katie - meet and greet 28 to read
*GreenFairy - 2018 to read
DebbieDoc - meet greet
Skandia - rrrc m g
*Mayurakshi - meet and greet tbr
Hazel - on kindle
Tpagirl - to read meet and greet
Aminko - next up 2018
UnusualChild (beppy) - meet n greet
Avid Reader - meet and greet Rereads OK
KathyD - pick shelf must
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
Beth - pick it list
Marshelle - meet and greet
MountainKat - meet n greet options Rereads OK
Jamie (TheRebeliousReader) - meet n greet picks Rereads OK
Carmen - meet greet picks
Rachel ~Goodbye Borders - on deck
*Grace - meet and greet
Andrew (Drew) - meet and greet 2018
*Ana - picking shelf
*Jodi - meet greet shelf
SandyC - meet and greet
*Sunshine - pick for me 2 Rereads OK
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Stephanie - meet n greet
*Chan - to read
*Karla - 2018 meet and greet
SusanA - pick from here






message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 19, 2018 11:47PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21324 comments Bonus pickers
start picking at 12.00am 21 May NZ time for all participants regardless of your country
Local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...

*Ana - picking shelf
*Chan - to read
*Grace - meet and greet
*GreenFairy - 2018 to read
*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Jodi - meet greet shelf
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Karla - 2018 meet and greet
*Katherine - meet greet
*Katie - meet and greet 28 to read
*Mayurakshi - meet and greet tbr
*MountainKat - meet n greet options Rereads OK
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Stephanie - meet n greet
*Sunshine - pick for me 2 Rereads OK
*Tink Magoo - challenge picks Rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc junejul18


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 19, 2018 11:08PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21324 comments Groups allocated
soon after 19 May 6pm EST US

Group 1
Aminko - next up 2018
Ana - picking shelf
Avid Reader - meet and greet Rereads OK
Chan - to read
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
Grace - meet and greet
GreenFairy - 2018 to read
HeatherMarie - 02 mng 2018
KathyD - pick shelf must
Katie - meet and greet 28 to read
Mayurakshi - meet and greet tbr
Nikk - meet and greet to piick
SandyC - meet and greet
Shelby - meet and greet to read
Siobhan - pifm shelf Rereads OK
UnusualChild (beppy) - meet n greet


Group 2
Andrew (Drew) - meet and greet 2018
Beth - pick it list
Carmen - meet greet picks
Connie - meet greet options Rereads OK
DebbieDoc - meet greet
Jamie (TheRebeliousReader) - meet n greet picks Rereads OK
Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
Karla - 2018 meet and greet
Katherine - meet greet
KellyJo - meet greet pick for me Rereads OK
LaurLa - 04 challenges picklist
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Marshelle - meet and greet
MountainKat - meet n greet options Rereads OK
Skandia - rrrc m g
SusanA - pick from here
Tpagirl - to read meet and greet


Group 3
Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
Fyre.Katz - mng28 Rereads OK
Hazel - on kindle
Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
jenny - picking shelf
Jodi - meet greet shelf
KarenH - meet and greet
Mary-Megan - meet and greet
Nadine - 2018 challenge pick shelf
NicoleP - meet greet
Rachel ~Goodbye Borders - on deck
Sallie - rrr 2018 meet greet
Stephanie - meet n greet
Sunshine - pick for me 2 Rereads OK
Tink Magoo - challenge picks Rereads OK
True.magic - meet and greet
Zara - rrrc mngc junejul18


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 10, 2018 11:00PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21324 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 May 12.00 am NZ time
Time converter: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...
(12 hours ahead of UTC/GMT)


Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 578 comments signing up. Just the main group please My shelf is Meet-and-greet-to-pick


message 9: by Siobhan (last edited May 10, 2018 03:52AM) (new)

Siobhan Johnson I'm in! Just the main group, please. :)

Please use this shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Rereads are fine!


message 10: by jenny (new)

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

picking-shelf


Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (tinkmagoo) | 1245 comments I missed the last round so I'm in for both this time

Challenge Picks


message 12: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3825 comments Oh where oh where does the time go?? June-July already!?

04-challenges-picklist


message 13: by Loriidae (new)

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


message 15: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 932 comments I'm in again for both regular and bonus.

My shelf: MnG- R28


message 16: by True.magic (new)

True.magic | 126 comments
I'm in! Just regular picks, please!!


Meet and Greet


message 17: by Nicole (last edited May 10, 2018 05:32AM) (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments I'm in :) Regular for me please :)

Meet & Greet


message 18: by Carrie (last edited May 10, 2018 05:43AM) (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments I'm in, regular only this time around (rereads ok)

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


message 19: by Connie N. (last edited May 10, 2018 06:10AM) (new)

Connie N. | 1127 comments I'm in! Regular only, rereads OK.

Meet-Greet Options

I'm on vacation 5/14-19, so if that falls within the picking period, don't worry, I will get to my picks as soon as I get back


message 20: by Jody (new)

Jody (crzyfrogger) | 167 comments I'm in! Regular & bonus, rereads are OK!

meet-n-greet-pick


message 21: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 279 comments I'm in for regular and bonus.

My Shelf:
meet-greet


message 22: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2230 comments I'm in for just regular picks.

Please use: meet-and-greet


message 23: by HeatherMarie (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 659 comments Just regular please. 02-mng-2018


message 24: by KellyJo (new)

KellyJo (kellyjo02) | 331 comments I am in. Regular only please. Re-reads okay.

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


message 25: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1459 comments I'm in for just regular.

mng-picking


message 26: by Fyre.Katz (new)

Fyre.Katz (fyrekatz) | 184 comments Here's mine... regular and rereads are good!

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


message 27: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2083 comments I'm in for both. :)

meet and greet 28 to read


message 28: by GreenFairy (last edited May 13, 2018 09:35AM) (new)

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

2018-to-read


message 29: by Debbie (Doc) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 345 comments I'm in regular only. Wow, I am not even close to completing this round!

Debbie’s Meet-Greet


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

Jane (PS) | 21324 comments I'm in with bonuses. Rereads OK.

List: picking shelf


message 31: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 962 comments I'm in!
Just for regular picks.

rrrc-m-g


message 32: by Mayu (new)

Mayu | 14 comments I am in ... Both regular and bonus.
Here is my shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (tinkmagoo) | 1245 comments Forgot to say that rereads are okay for me too


message 34: by Hazel (last edited May 11, 2018 09:14AM) (new)

Hazel (x1f4d6hx1f4d6) | 2387 comments First timer here - I would love to do the regular reads and will get my shelf ready and edit this post to add it if that’s right.

Here is my shelf
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


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

Jane (PS) | 21324 comments Welcome Hazel! We love new blood ~ look forward to you joining us 😊


Tpagirl Loves Romance | 120 comments I’m in. Regular only this time. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Thanks!


message 37: by Aminko (new)

Aminko | 560 comments I'm in. Just regular pick for me.

Please pick from this shelf Next Up 2018

Thank you.


UnusualChild{beppy} | 1143 comments I’m in for regular. Meet n greet


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 413 comments I'm in for regular meet and greet re-reads okay


message 40: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 3082 comments i'm in for just regular this round...pick-shelf-must


message 41: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1736 comments Me please! I'd love bonuses too. :)

Meet and Greet To Read


message 42: by Beth (new)

Beth | 49 comments I'm in just regular for me.

ttps://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4547799...


message 43: by Marsh (new)

Marsh I'm in for regular picks.

meet and greet


message 44: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 23476 comments Me please! Regular picks only and rereads ok. =)

meet-n-greet-options


message 45: by Jamie (TheRebelliousReader) (last edited May 14, 2018 07:27PM) (new)

Jamie (TheRebelliousReader) (iambrucewayne) | 927 comments First time doing this but I'm in. Regular picks only. Re-reads are fine with me. :)

MNG Shelf


message 48: by Grace (new)

Grace | 1403 comments I'm in for regular and bonus picks.

Meet & Greet


message 49: by Andrew (last edited May 13, 2018 05:03AM) (new)

Andrew (drewgrigaliunas) | 58 comments I am all-in!! Only the regular. Cannot do bonus at this time.

Meet and Greet 2018

--Drew


message 50: by Ana (last edited May 13, 2018 04:00PM) (new)

Ana Vizentim | 69 comments I'm in.... regular and Bonus!!!!

Meet & Greet picking shelf


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