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2018 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge Round 29 (Aug/Sep) - READING

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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 03, 2018 01:00AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 29 (Aug/Sep)
1 August - 30 September 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 July 6PM US EST (WEDNESDAY)
- SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow a few hours for the groups to be posted.
20 July 12am NZ - picking starts for the bonus group
31 July - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 August - 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 (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 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 July.

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 Jul 18, 2018 03:37PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments Sign ups by Wednesday 18 July 2018 6pm EST US


*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Tink - challenge picks Rereads OK
jenny - picking shelf
Hazel - on kindle On holiday ~ picks could be late but should be out by 31July
Nicole P - meet greet
Sassafrass - meet n greet
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Siobhan - pifm shelf
Tpagirl - to read meet and greet
Carmen - meet greet picks
Connie N - meet greet options Rereads OK
HeatherMarie - 04 mng sept aug
Nadine - 2018 challenge pick shelf
Diane ~firefly~ - mng picking
*Katherine - meet greet
Avid Reader - meet and greet Rereads OK
Martha - p4m
*Raine - 2018 pifm
Fyre.Katz - 00mng29
Ana - picking shelf
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*Chan - to read
Mary-Megan - meet and greet
Alexa - meet and greet
Jamie - meet n greet picks Rereads OK. Picks from 23July.
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
Beth - pick it list
Becky - meet n greet
*Zara - rrrc mngc augsep18
Laura - pickers aug sep
GreenFairy - 2018 to read Bad arm - picks will be slow.
Lucy - meet greet picks
Aminko - next up 2018
Kim - mng pool
Jodi - meet greet shelf
*SusanA - pick from here
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon - meet and greet to pick
*Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
KathyD - pick shelf must Rereads OK
MKat - meet n greet options Rereads OK
Ezinwanyi - audio unread On vacation until 23Jul - pls be patient :)
*Karla - 2018 to read
*Katie - meet and greet 29 to read
Ruth (Wealie) - read next
UChild (beppy) - meet n greet
Sallie (GeorgiaGirl) - rrr 2018 meet greet
LaurLa - 04 challenges picklist
*Stephanie - meet n greet
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Grace - meet and greet


message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 24, 2018 01:04AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments Bonus pickers
start picking at 12.00am 20 July NZ time for all participants regardless of your country
Local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...


*Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
*Chan - to read
*Grace - meet and greet
*Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
*Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Karla - 2018 to read
*Katherine - meet greet
*Katie - meet and greet 29 to read
*Raine - 2018 pifm
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Stephanie - meet n greet
*SusanA - pick from here
*Tink - challenge picks Rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc augsep18
*Ezi - audio unread


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 18, 2018 08:51PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments Groups allocated
soon after 18 July 6pm EST US

Group 1
Avid Reader - meet and greet Rereads OK
Carrie - meet greet Rereads OK
Chan - to read
Fyre.Katz - 00mng29
GreenFairy - 2018 to read Bad arm - picks will be slow.
HeatherMarie - 04 mng aug sept
Jane - picking shelf Rereads OK
jenny - picking shelf
Jody - meet n greet pick Rereads OK
Katherine - meet greet
MKat - meet n greet options Rereads OK
Nicole P - meet greet
Raine - 2018 pifm
Sallie (GeorgiaGirl) - rrr 2018 meet greet
Siobhan - pifm shelf
Tpagirl - to read meet and greet
Zara - rrrc mngc augsep18


Group 2
Connie N - meet greet options Rereads OK
Alexa - meet and greet
Ana - picking shelf
Becky - meet n greet
Ezinwanyi - audio unread On vacation until 23Jul - pls be patient :)
Grace - meet and greet
Hazel - on kindle On holiday ~ picks could be late but should be out by 31July
Jodi - meet greet shelf
KarenH - meet and greet
Karla - 2018 to read
Katie - meet and greet 29 to read
Loriidae - meet and greet picks Rereads OK
Mary-Megan - meet and greet
Nadine - 2018 challenge pick shelf
Ruth (Wealie) - read next
Sassafrass - meet n greet
Tink - challenge picks Rereads OK


Group 3
Aminko - next up 2018
Beth - pick it list
Carmen - meet greet picks
Diane ~firefly~ - mng picking
Jamie - meet n greet picks Rereads OK. Picks from 23July.
KathyD - pick shelf must Rereads OK
Kim - mng pool
Laura - pickers aug sep
LaurLa - 04 challenges picklist
Lucy - meet greet picks
Martha - p4m
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon - meet and greet to pick
Shelby - meet and greet to read
Stephanie - meet n greet
SusanA - pick from here
UChild (beppy) - meet n greet


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 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 July 12.00 am NZ time
Time converter: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...
(12 hours ahead of UTC/GMT)


message 7: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments I'm in with bonuses. Rereads OK.

List: picking shelf


Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (tinkmagoo) | 1245 comments I'm in for both and rereads are okay

challenge-picks‎


message 9: by jenny (new)

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

picking-shelf


message 10: by Hazel (new)

Hazel (x1f4d6hx1f4d6) | 2387 comments I’m in just regular for me please.

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

I’m on vacation during this time coming home on 31 July. I will try to get pics to people whilst away but some may be on the last day. Just want to let you know now.

H x


message 11: by Nicole (last edited Jul 03, 2018 02:46AM) (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments Oh yeah! I'm in :) Regular for me please.

Meet & Greet


message 12: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 3918 comments I'm in. Regular for me.

meet-n-greet


message 13: by Loriidae (new)

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


message 14: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Johnson I'm in! Just regular, rereads are okay. :)

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


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 2001 comments I'm in for regular only, Meet & Greet shelf.


message 17: by Connie N. (last edited Jul 03, 2018 05:52AM) (new)

Connie N. | 1127 comments Me too! Regular picks only, Meet-Greet-Options, Rereads OK


message 18: by HeatherMarie (last edited Jul 03, 2018 07:35PM) (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 659 comments Oh yay it's back! Regular picks please.
04 MnG Aug Sept


Nadine Bookaholic (nadinesobsessedwithbooks) | 1073 comments I’m in regular picks only please

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


message 20: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

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

mng_picking


message 21: by Katherine (new)

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

My Shelf:
meet-greet


Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 413 comments I'm in for regular picks only, please

Re-reads ok

Meet and greet


message 23: by Martha (last edited Jul 03, 2018 08:25AM) (new)

Martha | 163 comments I'm in for regular pics only, please.

P4M


message 24: by Raine (new)

Raine (raine_renner) | 358 comments I'm in for both regular and bonus.
Here is my shelf: 2018 PIFM


message 26: by Ana (new)

Ana Vizentim | 69 comments I'm in just for regular....

picking-shelf


message 27: by Jody (new)

Jody (crzyfrogger) | 167 comments I'm in for regular and bonus, rereads are ok.

meet-n-greet-pick


message 28: by Chan (new)

Chan | 4287 comments Hey Jane! I'm in. Bonus too
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 29: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2230 comments I'm in for regular
Please use : meet-and-greet


message 30: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (psreadthisbook) | 313 comments I'd like to join in for regular.

Please use Meet and Greet


Jamie (TheRebelliousReader) (iambrucewayne) | 927 comments In for regular. Re-reads are fine. PickMe!PickME!


message 32: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1736 comments Me please!!! :)

I'm in for both. Meet and Greet to Read


message 33: by Beth (new)

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


message 34: by Becky (new)

Becky (fibrobabe) | 1415 comments I can't believe we're talking about August/September already!

I'm in for regular only, please.

meet-n-greet


message 35: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 932 comments I'm in again for both please.

MnGC-AugSep18


message 36: by Laura..devouring books like crumpets (last edited Jul 07, 2018 06:51AM) (new)


message 37: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 1096 comments I'm in. Just regular please.

2018 to read


message 38: by lucyreads_ (new)

lucyreads_ | 14 comments I'm in, just regular for me please.

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


message 39: by Aminko (new)

Aminko | 560 comments I'm in!!!!

Please pick from Next Up 2018


message 40: by Kim (new)


message 41: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 05, 2018 05:37PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments Updated to here.

(Jodi included from the other thread.)


message 42: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (jojolyn) | 418 comments Oops, thanks for catching that, I didn't even realize. LOL!


message 43: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 21328 comments Jodi wrote: "Oops, thanks for catching that, I didn't even realize. LOL!"

Pleasure :)


message 44: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1685 comments Pick From Here

bonus group as well please


message 45: by Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon (last edited Jul 06, 2018 05:41AM) (new)

Nikki the Sapphired Book Dragon AKA NixieNut  (sapphireddragon) | 578 comments I am in for regular please . My shelf is here: Meet-and-greet-to-pick


message 46: by Carrie (last edited Jul 06, 2018 05:50AM) (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments I'm in for both and rereads are okay!


Meet Greet


message 47: by ☘KathyD☘ (last edited Jul 06, 2018 08:28AM) (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 3082 comments i'm in...rereads are OK! =)
pick-shelf-must


message 48: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 23529 comments ME! Rereads ok - I don't know if there are any, but just in case.

My shelf: meet-n-greet-options

Now I need to find some time to figure out what is up for the next couple of months and get the shelf updated!


message 49: by Ezi (last edited Jul 07, 2018 01:49AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 2657 comments I’m in with Bonus Picks
Preferred shelf: Audio Unread
*I’d like to state that I will be on vacation until 7/23 on a cruise so no internet. So please be patient for the picks.


message 50: by Karla (new)

Karla | 286 comments I'm in again, for bonus to.

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


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