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2015 Challenge Archive > Meet & Greet Challenge Round 10 (Jun/Jul): READING

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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 04, 2015 01:57AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments The Meet & Greet Challenge Round 10!
1 June - 31 July 2015


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.


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 sign-up close date in the Sign Up/Discussion thread, 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 will need to 'friend' the other members in your group so that they can see your shelf.

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.


DATES TO REMEMBER:
19 MAY 6PM US EST (TUESDAY) - SIGN-UPS close date! Please allow at least 3 hours for the groups to be posted. Please be patient as I will have to do this from work.
28 May - PICKING due date! Picks for all group members must be completed.
1 June - OPENING date - Start reading!


There will be two threads for this challenge:
* the Sign Up/Discussion 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 must not recommend new books.
* You ONLY select 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 at any time during the sign-up and picking process. (If a book has already been recommended during the picks, 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, 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 the 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 'friend' the other group members as they will not be able to access your nominated picking shelf otherwise.
* 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 Discussion 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 that 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 04, 2015 01:42AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 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.


message 3: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 19, 2015 02:39PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments SIGN UPS by 19 May 6pm US EST:


JanePS - picking shelf ~rereads OK
LaurLa - challenges to pick
Nichole - mng to read
Dee - rrrc meet n greet
Mai - for picking
*Stacie Mass D-struction - tbr have
MKat - meet n greet options
Becky - meet n greet
AndaM - the meet greet
*Ezinwanyi - meet greet
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
Macwolf01 (Elise) - meet greet
Holli - meet and greet pickables
Larissa - on deck tbr
Amanda - own have not read
*Zara - rrrc mngc junjul 2015
Becca - meet n greet picks
Skandia - rrrc m g
KarenH - meet and greet
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) - meet greet
*Breann - mg pick me Picks to be sent 29 May
*Katie - meet and greet 10 to read
*Sunshine - 000 upcoming reads
Debbie - meet greet
Dre - rrrc meet n greet
Sadie - pick it for me
Elke - meeet n greet
Sherri - meet and greet
*Unusual Child (beppy) - meet n greet - rereads OK
KathyD - pick it for me
~Leslie~ - meet and greet
*Penney - meet and greet options ~rereads OK
*Gle - rrrc meet and greet nominees
fleurette - meet n greet
*Grace - meet and greet
Amy - pifm
*Dana - meet n greet
Kim - meet and greet pool
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
Jojo - 2015 meet and greet
Joyce - meet greet rrrc challenge
KellyJo - pick for me
*ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) - mngpick
Lily - 2015 challenge picks
*Karla - june july m g
Caipi - rrrc meet n greet
Ty - mng
*Katherine - meet and greet options
Preethi - meet and greet to pick
Nadine - m g pick shelf






message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 21, 2015 03:52PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments Bonus picks
picking starts 21 May


*Breann - mg pick me Picks to be sent 30 May
*Dana - meet n greet
*Ezinwanyi - meet greet
*Gle - rrrc meet and greet nominees
*Grace - meet and greet
*ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) - mngpick
*JanePS - picking shelf ~rereads OK
*KarenH - meet and greet
*Karla - june july m g
*Katherine - meet and greet options
*Katie - meet and greet 10 to read
*~Melissa~ - meet n greet
*MKat - meet n greet options
*Penney - meet and greet options ~rereads OK
*Shelby - meet and greet to read
*Stacie Mass D-struction - tbr have
*Sunshine - 000 upcoming reads
*Unusual Child (beppy) - meet n greet - rereads OK
*Zara - rrrc mngc junjul 2015


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 19, 2015 03:03PM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments Group 1
Amy - pifm
AndaM - the meet greet
Becky - meet n greet
Breann - mg pick me Picks to be sent 29 May
fleurette - meet n greet
Gle - rrrc meet and greet nominees
ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) - mngpick
Jojo - 2015 meet and greet
Joyce - meet greet rrrc challenge
KarenH - meet and greet
Lily - 2015 challenge picks
Sadie - pick it for me
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) - meet greet
Skandia - rrrc m g
Stacie Mass D-struction - tbr have
Ty - mng
Zara - rrrc mngc junjul 2015


Group 2
Becca - meet n greet picks
Dana - meet n greet
Debbie - meet greet
Dee - rrrc meet n greet
Dre - rrrc meet n greet
Elke - meeet n greet
Ezinwanyi - meet greet
JanePS - picking shelf ~rereads OK
KathyD - pick it for me
LaurLa - challenges to pick
~Leslie~ - meet and greet
Mai - for picking
~Melissa~ - meet n greet
MKat - meet n greet options
Penney - meet and greet options ~rereads OK
Shelby - meet and greet to read
Unusual Child (beppy) - meet n greet - rereads OK


Group 3
Amanda - own have not read
Caipi - rrrc meet n greet
Diane ~Firefly~ - mng picking
Grace - meet and greet
Holli - meet and greet pickables
Karla - june july m g
Katherine - meet and greet options
Katie - meet and greet 10 to read
KellyJo - pick for me
Kim - meet and greet pool
Larissa - on deck tbr
Macwolf01 (Elise) - meet greet
Nadine - m g pick shelf
Nichole - mng to read
Preethi - meet and greet to pick
Sherri - meet and greet
Sunshine - 000 upcoming reads


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

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments Res


message 7: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited May 04, 2015 01:46AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments I'm in, naturally.

Here's my shelf: picking shelf

In for bonus picks as well


message 8: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3360 comments I'm in - for regular picks only this time

Shelf - challenges-to pick


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

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments Hi everyone - I'm away from a computer for the next few days but will update the sign ups on Thursday :)


message 10: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1010 comments I'm in again!

Shelf~ mng-to-read


message 11: by Dee (last edited May 04, 2015 05:51AM) (new)


message 12: by Mai (new)

Mai | 362 comments I'm in. shelf: for picking (regular only)


message 13: by Stacie (last edited May 07, 2015 05:02AM) (new)

Stacie (cowmingo) | 1206 comments I'm in for both bonus and regular, why not?

tbr-have


message 14: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 20242 comments I'm in!! My shelf:

meet-n-greet-options

I haven't added anything to that shelf since the current round - it really needs more books!!


message 15: by Becky (new)

Becky (fibrobabe) | 1398 comments I can't believe it's time again already. I'm in!

meet-n-greet


message 16: by AndaM (new)

AndaM | 237 comments I'm in again!

Meet & Greet


message 17: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Present and I want BPs
Meet-Greet


message 18: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1916 comments I feel like the current round just started lol

I'm in and would like Bonus Picks this time too please!!

meet-n-greet

I'll spend sometime fixing my shelf before we start picking......


message 19: by Macwolf01 [Elise] (last edited May 04, 2015 03:53PM) (new)

Macwolf01 [Elise] (macwolf01) | 1012 comments I`m in
meet-greet


message 20: by Holli (last edited May 07, 2015 02:24AM) (new)


message 21: by Larissa (new)

Larissa (rissareadsromance) | 317 comments I'm in!
On deck TBR


message 22: by Amanda (new)


message 23: by ZaraS (last edited May 05, 2015 09:43AM) (new)

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

my shelf is: rrrc-mngc-junjul-2015


message 24: by Becca (new)

Becca (becca16) | 293 comments I'm actually making it way on time this time! So excited to actually be able to participate!! This is my favorite challenge!! Here's my shelf:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
I know it's big, but I would lose track of a lot of books otherwise. I'll try to add another new shelf and move some of the books onto there before the picking starts to pare down some.


message 25: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 962 comments I'm in!
rrrc-m-g


message 26: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 7109 comments I'm in!

My shelf: meet-and-greet

It's not current yet, but will be in time for picks to happen.


message 27: by Shelby (last edited May 06, 2015 04:42AM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1645 comments I'm in. :) - Bonus picks too of course.

My Shelf: Meet and Greet To Read


message 29: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Me! Here's my shelf: mg-pick-me


message 30: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2077 comments I'm in. I'd also like to sign up for bonus picks.

Meet and Greet 10 To Read


message 31: by Sunshine (last edited May 06, 2015 02:23AM) (new)

Sunshine (sunshine22222) | 921 comments Count me in...
... for bonus picks, too

Shelf: Upcoming Reads
www.goodreads.com/review/list/1365037...

I update (downsize) my shelf before the picking starts.


message 32: by Debbie (Doc) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 343 comments I'm in for regular again

Debbie’s Meet-Greet


message 33: by Dre (new)

Dre (drez80) | 15 comments I'm in. Shelf: rrrc-meet-n-greet


message 34: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments Ok, I have been wanting to join in but have been scared to! Lol!!
I am taking the plunge....hopefully it won't be too confusing for me!

**just so I get this straight-out of the group I am in I pick 3 books for each person from their "preferred shelf", they each pick 3 from mine? I then pick 1 from each of their 3 picks?

Oh boy...do I sound like a dummy or what?? :D


message 35: by Breann (last edited May 06, 2015 02:03PM) (new)

Breann | 0 comments Elke wrote: "Ok, I have been wanting to join in but have been scared to! Lol!!
I am taking the plunge....hopefully it won't be too confusing for me!

**just so I get this straight-out of the group I am in I pi..."


That's about it!

ETA: WAIT! the directions... not the dummy part!! :D


message 36: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments I'd like to do bonus picks this round, please


message 37: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments Breann wrote: "Elke wrote: "Ok, I have been wanting to join in but have been scared to! Lol!!
I am taking the plunge....hopefully it won't be too confusing for me!

**just so I get this straight-out of the group..."



LOL Breann!!!

cool thanks!!


message 38: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments So I am in!!!

Meet n Greet


message 39: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3360 comments Elke wrote: "Ok, I have been wanting to join in but have been scared to! Lol!!
I am taking the plunge....hopefully it won't be too confusing for me!

**just so I get this straight-out of the group I am in I pi..."


Welcome to the club, Elke - this challenge becomes addicting, so beware!! But have fun, too, especially if you like playing in other people's shelves ;-)


message 40: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments LaurLa wrote: "Elke wrote: "Ok, I have been wanting to join in but have been scared to! Lol!!
I am taking the plunge....hopefully it won't be too confusing for me!

**just so I get this straight-out of the group..."


Thanks Laurla! I can't wait!!


message 41: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 125 comments I am in.

Meet n Greet


message 42: by UnusualChild{beppy} (last edited May 07, 2015 08:50AM) (new)

UnusualChild{beppy} | 1064 comments Becca wrote: "I'm actually making it way on time this time! So excited to actually be able to participate!! This is my favorite challenge!! Here's my shelf:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list......"


becca, just remember, if you add another shelf, you have to re-do the link. or, if you downsize to the point that a page disappears, you have to re-do the link. i learned that the hard way. or if you re-name your shelf....etc, etc


UnusualChild{beppy} | 1064 comments i'm in, and for bonus picks as well.

my shelf: mng

re-reads are okay.


message 44: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Oops! Jane, I think I'm going to have to skip this round. I'll be out of town during the entire picking period.


message 45: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1645 comments Breann - I'm fine with waiting for your picks if the mods are fine with you coming in late as we know ahead of time. I wouldn't want you to miss out on the challenge if you didn't have to.


message 46: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments Breann wrote: "Oops! Jane, I think I'm going to have to skip this round. I'll be out of town during the entire picking period."

When do you get back Breann?? You've given us heaps of notice, so I'm OK with you coming in a day or so late...


message 47: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19813 comments UnusualChild{beppy} wrote: "Becca wrote: "I'm actually making it way on time this time! So excited to actually be able to participate!! This is my favorite challenge!! Here's my shelf:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/..."


Good point beppy. I was going to remind participants to repost their links if they have renamed or significantly changed their lists (I didn't know about the downsizing, so thanks :)...


message 48: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 2405 comments I'm in please! :)

pick-it-for-me


message 49: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Breann wrote: "Oops! Jane, I think I'm going to have to skip this round. I'll be out of town during the entire picking period."

When do you get back Breann?? You've given us heaps of notice, so ..."


We'll get home on the 28th


message 50: by Breann (new)

Breann | 0 comments Shelby wrote: "Breann - I'm fine with waiting for your picks if the mods are fine with you coming in late as we know ahead of time. I wouldn't want you to miss out on the challenge if you didn't have to."

:)


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