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2010 Challenge Archive > March - Pick It For Me! Challenge

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message 1: by Rossy (last edited Mar 02, 2010 03:32PM) (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments What's a Pick-It-For-Me Challenge?
It's a group recommend a book thing - works just like a Secret Santa or Xmas Exchange, except that the gift is replaced by a book recommendation. Just like in Secret Santa, the givee-giver pairings are randomly assigned. So whomever you get, you recommend a book for them. Preferably it should be something new and unfamiliar to your givee, NOT a book from their to-read list - the point is to introduce new books and new authors. In return, you'll have a book recommended to you (sometimes you might get a few options to choose from). After you're done reading your Pick-It-For-Me book, a short post with some feedback - a mini-review of sorts would be appreciated.

For this challenge, you need either HAVE YOUR PROFILE SET TO PUBLIC (preferable) or make the person who'd be doing the recommending to you your friend. On top of that, I strongly advise keeping your bookshelves updated, otherwise you might end up with a recommendation for something that you have already read.

Signing up period will remain open until the 28th. You'll have time until ~the 3rd to make your recommendations. Everything will be done in this thread so check it often. Also, please be sure you really want to participate. Once I pair up people, it makes it difficult to re-pair when someone decides not to participate.

message 3: by Rossy (last edited Mar 04, 2010 12:54PM) (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments *********************************************

1. Angelique Picks for Carolyn F.(PB)*
2. Ahrcadia ~(Fhantasie)~ Picks for Annvelwis*
3 Gaijinmama Picks for Emily*
4 Pollyanna Picks for Sara*
5 Annvelwis Picks for Barbara*
6 Karolina Picks for Vijay*
7 Nairabell Picks for Teri*
8 Carrie Picks for Penney(@)*
9 Barbara Picks for KimKirt(PB)*
10 Yz the Whyz Picks for Lydia*
11 Sherry Picks for Kasia*
12 Harper Picks for Ahrcadia ~(Fhantasie)~(@)*
13 Deanna Picks for Dalene*
14 Dalene Picks for Mayakda(B)*
15 Gigi Picks for Jennefer*
16 Teri Picks for Ari*
17 Carolyn F. Picks for Sherry*
18 Leah *~*Pherocious*~* Picks for Debbie - onyx95(@)*
19 Debbie - onyx95 Picks for Carrie*
20 Cathy Picks for Sherrill*
21 Sara Picks for Moss*
22 KimKirt Picks for Harper*
23 Beth Picks for Asee*
24 Katherine Picks for BookThumb(K)*
25 Photojim Picks for Nairabell(@)*
26 Regina Picks for Amanda(@)*
27 Jennefer Picks for Katherine*
28 Rachel Picks for Deanna(@)*
29 Asee Picks for Photojim
30 BJ Rose Picks for Melissa (So Cal Gal)*
31 Sherrill Picks for NewMoonGirl(@)*
32 Heather C Picks for Gaijinmama(@)*
33 Ari Picks for Cathy*
34 Bridgit Picks for Valerie*
35 Leslie Jane Picks for Julie*
36 Amber Picks for Britta*
37 Lydia Picks for Bridgit*
38 Valerie Picks for Beth*
39 Kim Winter Picks for Annie (a mad hamster)*
40 Penney Picks for BJ Rose(@)*
41 Diane Picks for Angelique*
42 Melissa (So Cal Gal) Picks for Gigi(@)
43 Julie Picks for Leslie Jane(@)*
44 Mayakda Picks for Becky*
45 tosca Picks for Leah *~*Pherocious*~**
46 Amanda Picks for Kristine*
47 BookThumb Picks for tosca(@)*
48 Annie (a mad hamster) Picks for Katie*
49 Kasia Picks for Amber*
50 Moss Picks for Pollyanna*
51 NewMoonGirl Picks for Karolina*
52 Kristine Picks for Regina*
53 Katie Picks for Yz the Whyz(@)*
54 Emily Picks for Kim Winter*
55 Vijay Picks for Heather C
56 Britta Picks for Rachel(@)*
57 Becky Picks for Diane(PB)(@)*

(@) = accepts any suggestions or nudges for a book already in TBR shelf.
(PB) = prefers paperback book format
(K) = prefers kindle or ebook format
(B) = budget friendly, please check:

message 4: by Arcadia (new)

Arcadia Barrile (braintasiabooks) I'm in. Just can't seem to resist these things!

message 5: by Gaijinmama (last edited Feb 21, 2010 12:53AM) (new)

Gaijinmama | 85 comments You have created a Monster, mwahahaha....
resistance is futile.
I'm in and looking forward to it.

message 6: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Anderson | 182 comments I'm in

message 7: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments I'm right there with you guys.LOL

message 8: by Pollyanna (new)

Pollyanna (polly8) | 300 comments I'm in

message 9: by Annvelwis (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments :) I'm in.

message 10: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments I got you ladies too.

message 11: by Nairabell (new)

Nairabell | 433 comments I'm in. Will have to finish adding books to my shelves! :)

message 12: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments I'm in. I had fun with this months.

message 13: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3562 comments I'll give it a try again.

message 14: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I'm in.

Also to my future book "picker", I know the recommendation is supposed to be for authors/books that are not in my TBR shelf, still I'm willing to accept any suggestions or nudges to push a currently-shelf book to the top of the list. :)

message 15: by Sherry (new)

Sherry | 10 comments I've never done anything like this before, so I would like to give it a try.

message 16: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments Count me in!

message 17: by Dee (last edited Feb 21, 2010 08:12AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments i'm in!

like Yz - a nudge to push something towards my top of my list would be great (I think its up-to-date)...for my future picker or if picking something different, preferably available in Kindle format (i've about run out of room for books in my house...)

message 18: by Dalene (new)

Dalene  | 82 comments I'm in!

message 19: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 1149 comments Im in. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Teri Jackson (terbear) | 208 comments Im in to

message 21: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 721 comments I'm in also.

message 22: by Leah (new)

Leah (leahkarge) Count me in too! :)

message 23: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments oh yeah, I am in - please!

message 24: by booklovinrn (new)

booklovinrn | 346 comments Count me in!

message 25: by ~Sara~ (new)

~Sara~ | 659 comments I'm in.

message 26: by KimKirt (new)

KimKirt | 1638 comments Okay, I'm new and going to try this. This is my first time, so hopefully I'll do this right. So do we recommend ANY book or does it need to be Romance?

message 27: by Beth (new)

Beth (xmaybe) Sounds good, I'm in!

message 28: by Gigi (last edited Feb 21, 2010 10:21AM) (new)

Gigi | 1149 comments Well I go through the persons list that I'm paired up with to get an idea of what they'd like and then I'd recommend something based on that (usually i go by the genre they have the most books from if they have it listed by genre) and I choose something that isn't on their to be read list.

Thats just how I do it. I don't think it necessarily has to be a romance, but I could be wrong.

message 29: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) I'm in!

Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments This is my favorite challenge. Of course I'm in. And Gigi is absolutely correct in that it doesn't have to be a romance book. This month my book was a horror of sorts by Joe Hill.

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Regina Polli | 177 comments I`m in!

message 32: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 247 comments I'm in!

message 33: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Count me in! I'm not opposed to my picker pulling from my shelf either (as several members now have suggested). Or something completely new is cool too. I'm game either way. :)

message 34: by Essi (new)

Essi Michael (essimichael) Im in too

message 35: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Yz the Whyz,Deanna & Rachel-I made a little reminder for when the "picker" is selected to let them know about those that wouldn't mind clearing up their TBR shelf. I'm right there with you on this one too. ^.^

Done-for those the signed up above!

Kim-Gigi & Jim are correct, it does not have to be one genre or just romance. We are a pretty diverse group, and it's nice to experience something new including a genre we've never tried before.

message 36: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments I'm in if it's not too late - you guys are so speedy!

message 37: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments BJ Rose wrote: "I'm in if it's not too late - you guys are so speedy!"

Not late at all, we're open until the 28th for sign up.

message 38: by Sherrill (new)

Sherrill Yes, please sign me up for March. :)

Let's hope I can get the March book much easier than the February book (that I have now ordered twice, from two different vendors!) :)

message 39: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Sherrill wrote: "Yes, please sign me up for March. :)

Let's hope I can get the March book much easier than the February book (that I have now ordered twice, from two different vendors!) :)"

Done! By any chance do you have an ereader, Sherrill? Perhaps your "Picker" can select books available as ebooks.

message 40: by Heather C (new)

Heather C (heathercook) please sign me up

message 41: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Heather C wrote: "please sign me up"


message 42: by Ari (new)

Ari (moochew12) | 159 comments I is in as per usual!

message 43: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit I would love to give this a try!

message 44: by Steph (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 386 comments Gonna pass this month. Will sign up again once we're settled in Japan and back online.

message 45: by Leslie Jane (new)

Leslie Jane Fahrney (lesliejane0302) | 12 comments I'm in. Love getting new suggestions

message 46: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Ari wrote: "I is in as per usual!"

Hey girlie, is good to have you back again!

message 47: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Bridgit wrote: "I would love to give this a try!"

Welcome, beware we're addictive!ROFL

message 48: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Steph wrote: "Gonna pass this month. Will sign up again once we're settled in Japan and back online."

Good luck with the move, Steph! Just pop in whenever you get a chance and look at what is being recommended, maybe something will catch your interest.
I'll send a reminder for April, hopefully you'll be able to participate by then.

message 49: by Amber (new)

Amber Young | 5 comments I'm in.

message 50: by Lydia (new)

Lydia | 11 comments Count me in.

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