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

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message 1: by Rossy (last edited Aug 22, 2010 04:46PM) (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 (unless noted, during sign up). So whomever you get, you recommend a book for them. In return, you'll have a book recommended to you (8 options are given, 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 29th. You'll have time until ~the 2nd 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 2: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Rules :

1. Everything will be done in THIS thread. Please make your recommendations HERE.

2. Make sure to check back BEFORE the 2nd of August and make recommendations for your partner. If i do not hear from you in this thread or through a private message by 11pm, i will assume you will not be participating. Therefore i will re-assign your partner to somebody else.

3. Give 8 book choices to your partner. 4 from their TBR and 4 brand new to them author/book. Of course we are only committed to FINISH 1 recommendation; but this will give your partner different options to choose from depending on their reading mood.


Please set your profiles to PUBLIC until the 2nd of August. Just in case i need to get in contact with any of you, or if i need to look at your profile for the pairing.


message 3: by Dee (last edited Sep 29, 2010 05:36AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments **Reserved for Participant list**

I have a planned pairing idea...but so people know, its not going to be the normal pair two people and they pick for each other, its going to be more like Gigi's from a couple of months ago

Current Status - 27 of the 71 who signed up have completed the Challenge

1. Delicious Dee - Finished
2. Yz the Whyz - Finished
3. BJ Rose - Finished
4. Katherine
5. Ashley FL
6. Buggy
7. Karolina
8. AshleyAlexis - Finished
9. Debbie - Finished
10. Photojim - Finished
11. Mel
12. Leah*~*Pherocious*~*
13. Mandy
14. Diane (deebotte)
15. Courtney - Finished
16. Cindy
17. Jess - Finished
18. Julie
19. Kristi (passion for the page) - Finished
20. Allison
21. Rachel - Finished
22. Fran - Finished
23. Chloe
24. LethalLovely - Finished
25. Melissa - Finished
26. Amanda
27. Luna
28. Harper - Finished
29. Kerste - Finished
30. Mojca - Finished
31. Lili - Finished
32. Gigi - Finished
33. Pollyanna
34. Mahyar - Finished
35. Danielle
36. Ari - Finished
37. Miss (Private Profile) - Finished
38. Morgan - Finished
39. Tatiana
40. Lindsey - Finished
41. Penney - Finished
42. KimKirt - Finished
43. FlibBityFLooB - Finished
44. Pam - Finished
45. Hina
46. Carolyn F - Finished
47. Anja - Finished
48. Jenny - Finished
49. Elke
50. is mee...kissa - Finished
51. Elise (Macwolf01) - Finished
52. Sandy - Finished
53. Britta
54. Polina - Finished
55. Melanie - Finished
56. Sue - Finished
57. Chinquetta
58. Nairabell
59. Courtney Mae
60. Regina
61. SheSwitches - Finished
62. Cathy
63. Rachel
64. Lucy (all new recs)
65. Becky - Finished
66. Christine S
67. Lucia
68. Drq - Finished
69. Midhat
70. Kate - Finished
71. Sherri


message 4: by Dee (last edited Aug 30, 2010 05:27AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments **Reserved for pairings/ tracking completion**

Ok, so this month's pairing was inspired by Yz's Reading Tournament and the last letter/first letter idea...however, as luck would have it, I had a lot of names that ended with Y and not so many participants that started that way. So...if the pairing worked, I went that way, if there was no name starting with the last letter, then I went up to the next available letter or down to the one below it...hope you guys enjoy

Diane (deebotte) picks for 1. Delicious Dee
Sandy picks for 2. Yz the Whyz
Hina picks for 3. BJ Rose
Kerste picks for 4. Katherine
Is mee…kissa picks for 5. Ashley FL
Britta picks for 6. Buggy
Julie K picks for 7. Karolina
Regina picks for 8. AshleyAlexis
Melanie picks for 9. Debbie
Jess picks for 10. Photojim (all new recs)
Pam picks for 11. Mel
Nairabell picks for 12. Leah*~*Pherocious*~*
Photojim picks for 13. Mandy
Chloe picks for 14. Diane (deebotte)
Luna picks for 15. Courtney
Drq picks for 16. Cindy
Gigi picks for 17. Jess
Christine S picks for 18. Julie
Lucy picks for 19. Kristi (passion for the page)
Katherine picks for 20. Allison
Harper picks for 21. Rachel
Sue picks for 22. Fran
Chinquetta picks for 23. Chloe
Ashley FL picks for 24. LethalLovely
Midhat picks for 25. Melissa
Tatiana picks for 26. Amanda
Cindy picks for 27. Luna
Sherri picks for 28. Harper
Kate picks for 29. Kerste
Morgan picks for 30. Mojca
Rachel (from Boise) picks for 31. Lili
Carolyn F picks for 32. Gigi
Lindsey picks for 33. Pollyanna
Fran picks for 34. Mahyar (Private Profile)
Elke picks for 35. Danielle
Anja picks for 36. Ari
Courtney Mae picks for 37. Miss (Private Profile)
Cathy picks for 38. Morgan
Becky picks for 39. Tatiana
Rachel picks for 40. Lindsey
Mandy picks for 41. Penney
Karolina picks for 42. KimKirt
Danielle picks for 43. FlibBityFLooB
Penney picks for 44. Pam
Lili picks for 45. Hina
Polina picks for 46. Carolyn F
Amanda picks for 47. Anja
BJ Rose picks for 48. Jenny
Elise (macwolfe1) picks for 49. Elke
Ari picks for 50. is mee...kissa (Private)
Yz the Whyz picks for 51. Elise (Macwolf01)
Leah*~*Pherocious*~* picks for 52. Sandy
Pollyanna picks for 53. Britta
Buggy picks for 54. Polina
Delicious Dee picks for 55. Melanie
LethalLovely picks for 56. Sue
Mojca picks for 57. Chinquetta
Allison picks for 58. Nairabell
Debbie picks for 59. Courtney Mae
Mahyar picks for 60. Regina
Jenny picks for 61. SheSwitches
Lucia picks for 62. Cathy
SheSwitches picks for 63. Rachel
Courtney picks for 64. Lucy (all new recs)
FlibBityFLooB picks for 65. Becky
Melissa picks for 66. Christine S
Mel picks for 67. Lucia
Kristi (passion for the page) picks for 68. Drq
Miss picks for 69. Midhat
KimKirt picks for 70. Kate
AshleyAlexis picks for 71. Sherri


message 5: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

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


message 6: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments This month will be hosted by DD! She has graciously volunteer again, because she has a great idea for a pairing. I'm sure she will do as great a job as she did previously. Thank you DD for volunteering! *hugs*


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments devious look on face...hmmm, what can i do this time ;)


message 8: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments I'm in - and looking forward to what Dee has in mind for us this time!


message 9: by Katherine (last edited Aug 21, 2010 03:23PM) (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) I'm in! It's my birthday month. Looking forward to seeing what recommendations I get.


message 10: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) Okay so we only actually need to read one book? You see: I suck at challenge but I do want to participate...


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments @ Mel - yep! you'll get 8 recs - 4 from your TBR and 4 new to you, but you only have to read 1...if you want to read more you can


message 12: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL Me me me!! What fun :)


message 13: by Buggy (new)

Buggy | 59 comments I'm in again


message 14: by Ashley♥Alexis (new)

Ashley♥Alexis | 309 comments in please!!


message 15: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments me too please :)


message 16: by Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (last edited Aug 21, 2010 03:49PM) (new)

Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments What?! I haven't signed up yet? Please remedy that.

As usual you can forgo the TBR picks as I only have 4-5 books on my TBR list. Thanks.


message 17: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) Delicious Dee the book slut wrote: "@ Mel - yep! you'll get 8 recs - 4 from your TBR and 4 new to you, but you only have to read 1...if you want to read more you can"

Yay! Finally a challenge I actually have the chance finishing! :)


message 18: by Leah (new)

Leah (leahkarge) I'm in! I missed doing this challenge when I wasn't on GR this summer!


message 19: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Yes I'm in again. Had a great book chosen for me last time!


message 20: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1438 comments I'm in.


message 21: by Rossy (new)

Rossy (naughtybookjunkie) | 2192 comments Welcome back my old faithful subjects!LOL

Hey Mel, so glad you could join us. I hope you enjoy yourself with us this month!

Jim - I was wondering why your name was not in the list right away. You're usually in the top 5!

(((Leah))) Girly, we have missed you around here!


message 22: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (cklueh) | 452 comments Me 2.


message 23: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 18 comments Ok I'm in. Looking forward to seeing what you pick!


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments Leah, so glad to see you back!

Rossy, you can't expect me to be online all the time! 45 minutes after the thread was opened and I'm 10th? And on a Saturday night! You know you could always just automatically sign me up first. I'm good for it. Maybe if I haven't posted in 24 hours on GR be concerned that I'm still alive or something but I'll be here for my favorite challenge.


message 25: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments i'm sorry Photojim...i was debating just putting you on the list but didn't want to presume...


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments Presume away my dear DD.


message 27: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments I don't think I can join this month! :`(


Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess | 130 comments I'm in! I wanted to do this one last month, but missed the cut off date. yay!


message 29: by Leah (new)

Leah (leahkarge) Rossy and Photojim, thank you! I've missed everyone, too! It's so good to be back :)


message 30: by ~~*Julie (new)

~~*Julie Kawalec-pearson (jewl) | 84 comments Count me In


message 31: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Rossy - are you playing??


message 32: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) I'm in.


message 33: by Lady Allison (new)

Lady Allison | 118 comments I'm in, first one ever so pretty psyched!


Rachel- Goodbye Borders (rachelgoodbyeborders) | 196 comments I'm in again;-)


message 35: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11052 comments I'm in! Can't wait to see who you will pair me with Dee!


message 36: by Chloe (new)

Chloe West (chlxee) | 61 comments I'm in! :)


message 37: by Leah (new)

Leah (leahkarge) Allison wrote: "I'm in, first one ever so pretty psyched!"

Glad to see you here, Alli! :)


message 38: by Lady Allison (new)

Lady Allison | 118 comments Thanks, Leah! Happy to be here :D


message 39: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 822 comments I'm in again!


message 40: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1243 comments I'm in again, too!


message 41: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 44 comments Sign me up, please! Last month was a lot of fun.


message 42: by Luna (new)

Luna (lunatic_luna) | 1 comments I am in !!


message 43: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments I'm in again! And it just occurred to me that I still haven't read my book for this month yet. Oy.


message 44: by Desperado (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 822 comments Harper wrote: "I'm in again! And it just occurred to me that I still haven't read my book for this month yet. Oy."

I haven't read my book for this month either, Harper. I usually have it done way before now but I haven't even started it. I bit off more than I could chew with challenges this month.


message 45: by Pickles (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments LethalLovely~When There's Nothing Left to Burn, wrote: "Harper wrote: "I'm in again! And it just occurred to me that I still haven't read my book for this month yet. Oy."

I haven't read my book for this month either, Harper. I usually have it done wa..."


Glad I'm not the only one! In addition to the one for this challenge, I still have to read a book for a different "pick it for me" challenge in another group. Technically, I should be able to finish them both before the end of the month, but that's if my toddler cooperates. LOL. Maybe I should start reading now...


message 46: by Stormy (new)

Stormy | 144 comments I'm in, looking forward to some new recs


message 47: by Mojca (new)

Mojca | 1414 comments Okay, I'm taking the plunge and losing my PIFMC virginity. Sign me up.


message 48: by Lili (new)

Lili | 343 comments Hey Rossy... count me in!


message 49: by Lili (new)

Lili | 343 comments LethalLovely~When There's Nothing Left to Burn, wrote: "Harper wrote: "I'm in again! And it just occurred to me that I still haven't read my book for this month yet. Oy."

I haven't read my book for this month either, Harper. I usually have it done wa..."



ditto!
too many challenges, it seemed so easy when I said yes..


message 50: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 1149 comments Yeah, I'm in


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