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2018 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge Round 30 (Oct/Nov)- Groups Assigned

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message 1: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 02, 2018 06:56PM) (new)

Fran | 11485 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 30 (Oct/Nov)
1 Oct - 30 November 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:
16 September 6 PM US EST (SUNDAY)
- SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow a few hours for the groups to be posted.
18 September 12 am NZ - picking starts for the bonus group
30 September - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 October - 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 Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 02, 2018 06:59PM) (new)

Fran | 11485 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 18 September.

Everyone may start on their bonus picks once it hits 12 am NZ on September 18th.
Local Time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...
(12 hours ahead of UTC/GMT)


message 3: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 16, 2018 04:37PM) (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Sign ups by Sunday 16 September 2018 6pm EST US

Time Zone Converter

Laura- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Loriidae- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Chan- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
True.magic- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Mary-Megan- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Sassafrass- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
GreenFairy- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
ZaraS- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Carrie- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Tink Magoo- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
MountainKat- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Susan A- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Alexa- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Jody- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Nicole- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Katie- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
UnusualChild{beppy}- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Ezinwanyi - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Ana- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Raine- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
LaurLa- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Connie N.- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Hazel- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Grace- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
KarenH- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Jodi- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Katherine- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
KathyD- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Avid Reader and Geek Girl- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Sexyladi- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Stephanie- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Shelby- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl)- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Aminko- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 4: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 26, 2018 01:32PM) (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Bonus pickers
start picking at 12am 18 September NZ for all participants regardless of your country
Local Time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock...

Chan-to read
ZaraS- rrrc mngc octnov18
Carrie- meet greet
Tink Magoo- challenge picks
Susan A- mg tbr
Jody- meet n greet pick
Katie- meet and greet 30 to read
Ezinwanyi - meet greet
Raine- 2018 pifm
Connie N.- meet greet options
Grace- meet and greet
KarenH- meet and greet
Katherine- meet greet
Stephanie- meet n greet
Shelby- meet and greet to read
Tpagirl- to read meet and greet
Nadine- challenge pick shelf
wealie- read next


message 5: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 16, 2018 05:08PM) (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Groups allocated
soon after 16 September 6 pm EST US

Group 1

ZaraS- rrrc mngc octnov18
Tink Magoo- challenge picks
UnusualChild{beppy}- meet n greet
Hazel- on kindle
LaurLa- 04 Challenges
Loriidae-meet and greet picks
Chan- to read
Mary-Megan- meet and greet
Carrie- meet greet
♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎- meet greet picks
Sexyladi- sexyladi group
MountainKat- meet n greet options
Susan A- mg tbr
GreenFairy- 2018 to read
Alexa- meet and greet
Laura- oct nov
Nicole- meet greet
Ezinwanyi - meet greet


Group 2
Ana- picking shelf
Connie N.- meet greet options
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon- meet and greet to pick
Katie- meet and greet 30 to read
Grace- meet and greet
KarenH- meet and greet
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl)- meet greet
Jodi- meet greet shelf
Katherine- meet greet
Sassafrass- meet n greet
KathyD- pick shelf must
Avid Reader and Geek Girl- meet and greet
Stephanie- meet n greet
Shelby- meet and greet to read
Aminko- next up
Raine- 2018 PIFM
Jody- meet n greet pick
True.magic- meet and greet


message 6: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 02, 2018 07:00PM) (new)

Fran | 11485 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 18 September at 12am NZ


message 7: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 02, 2018 09:46AM) (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Hi Everyone!!

I am hosting this next round of the Meet & Greet Challenge......it's my first time, please be gentle with me! I will do my best to answer all questions that may arise timely, and MountainKat and KarenH are here to jump in and help if I can't :)

Thanks for letting me step in for your fearless M&G leader Jane(PS).....I cannot fill her shoes, lol, but I hope to be an acceptable substitute for this round :)


message 9: by Loriidae (new)

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


message 10: by Chan (new)

Chan | 4289 comments Gentle??? Fran, we are throwing you to the wolves LOL J/K
I'm in for reg and bonus please
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

I can help out too...just let me know.


message 11: by True.magic (new)

True.magic | 126 comments I am in for Regular please!

meet-and-greet





message 12: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2230 comments Since I don't have enough going on with Pass the Parcel and graduate school, let's add this challenge...

I'm in for Regular.

Please use : meet-and-greet


message 13: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Chan wrote: "Gentle??? Fran, we are throwing you to the wolves LOL J/K
I'm in for reg and bonus please
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

I can help out too...just let me know."


LOL, I know you wouldn't let the wolves get me Chan! Thanks for the offer to help :)


message 14: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Welcome! Everyone recorded up to here :)


message 15: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 3918 comments Hey Fran! You'll do great.

I'm in for regular:

meet-n-greet


message 16: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Sep 02, 2018 03:26PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 21346 comments Fran wrote: "Hi Everyone!!

I am hosting this next round of the Meet & Greet Challenge......it's my first time, please be gentle with me! I will do my best to answer all questions that may arise timely, and Mou..."


Fran - you will excel!! Thanks so much for helping me out :D

I'm gutted I can't play this round :(

...Guess I'll just have to clean up old MnG lists :D


message 17: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 1096 comments Fran, you will be fine. Jane wouldn't have you run this round if she didn't think you could do it. Confidence!

I'm in. Regular for now.

2018-to-read


message 18: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Fran wrote: "Hi Everyone!!

I am hosting this next round of the Meet & Greet Challenge......it's my first time, please be gentle with me! I will do my best to answer all questions that may arise ti..."


I will do you proud Jane!


message 19: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer | 932 comments Hi Fran.

Welcome on your first go. You'll do fine.

I'm in for both again.

My shelf: MnG OctNov18


message 20: by Carrie (last edited Sep 03, 2018 06:36AM) (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments I'm in again for regular and bonus. Re-reads are okay!!

Welome fran to your first hosting!


My shelf: Meet Greet


message 21: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 03, 2018 07:11AM) (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Welcome aboard everyone! Thanks for the love!

Just to clarify, it’s the first time I’m hosting this challenge, not my first hosting duty ;)
Just in case I gave that impression, lol.


message 24: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 23563 comments Me! Regular only, rereads OK. =)

My shelf - meet-n-greet-options


message 25: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1685 comments Thanks for hosting the challenge Fran!

Regular and bonus group please.

mg-tbr


message 26: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (psreadthisbook) | 313 comments I'm in please :)

Meet and Greet


message 27: by Jody (new)

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

My Shelf:
meet-n-greet-pick


message 28: by Nicole (new)

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

Meet & Greet


message 29: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2083 comments Regular and bonus for me, please!

meet and greet 30 to read


message 30: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments I've got everyone up to here :)

Please let me know if I've forgotten anyone. If you did not specify 'regular' and/or 'bonus', you were put in the 'regular' group.


UnusualChild{beppy} | 1143 comments I have not read any of my books from last time. There's still time, though! (Speaks the eternal optimist, completely ignoring the fact that I have never completed this challenge when I leave all the books to the second month.)

I'm in for regular.
mng


UnusualChild{beppy} | 1143 comments We'll go easy on you, Fran. Promise!


message 33: by Ezi (last edited Sep 07, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 2657 comments I'm in for Regular and Bonus please
Meet-Greet


message 34: by Ana (new)

Ana Vizentim | 69 comments I'm in!!! Just regular...
picking-shelf


message 35: by Raine (new)

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


message 36: by LaurLa (new)


message 37: by Connie N. (last edited Sep 12, 2018 09:49AM) (new)

Connie N. | 1127 comments I'm in again! Regular and bonus, rereads OK.

Meet-Greet Options


message 38: by Hazel (last edited Sep 09, 2018 10:25AM) (new)

Hazel (x1f4d6hx1f4d6) | 2387 comments Count me in please for regular! Fran you’ll be great as always.

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

H x


message 39: by Grace (new)

Grace | 1404 comments I'm in for regular and bonus.
Meet & Greet


message 40: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (last edited Sep 11, 2018 09:55PM) (new)

~KarenH~ | 8283 comments I'm in! Regular and bonus please, and rereads are ok (if there are any...)

meet-and-greet


message 41: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Updated to here :)


message 42: by Jodi (last edited Sep 13, 2018 07:20PM) (new)

Jodi (jojolyn) | 418 comments I'm in! Regular please

My shelf: Meet greet shelf


message 43: by Katherine (new)

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

My Shelf:
meet-greet


UnusualChild{beppy} | 1143 comments FYI my group: I will start getting my picks out on Monday, since I won't have access to internet on Sunday.


message 47: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited Sep 15, 2018 10:54AM) (new)

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

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
re-reads okay


message 48: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Sexyladi wrote: "I am new https://www.goodreads.com/review/list..."

Hi Sexyladi!

Welcome to the challenge! Please add more titles to your shelf. You need to have 30-40 titles on your preferred shelf in order to participate in this challenge.

The sign ups close tomorrow night so please add them today so you can play!


message 49: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11485 comments Updated to here :)


message 50: by Stephanie (new)

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

Meet & Greet


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