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

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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments - Welcome to the Pick It For Me Challenge!  -
Yeah, I am so excited to be hosting this challenge again !!

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 (some 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 of October. You'll have time until ~ the  2nd of November  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 Debbie (last edited Oct 19, 2010 09:08PM) (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 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 November and make recommendations for your partner. If we do not hear from you in this thread or through a private message by 10pm CDT, I will assume you will not be participating. Therefore I will re-assign your partner to somebody else. 

Taking a cue from Jim in last months challenge, I have changed up the recommendations a little bit. I am running this as primarily a TBR based challenge, so here are the recommendation guidelines for this month.

3. Give 6 book choices to your partner.
(2) From their TBR – try to pick something that you have read and hopefully enjoyed. If there is not any you have read yourself try to pick ones that you have heard good things about.
(2) New to Them - whether it is the author or the book, give them at new titles that are not even on their TBR.
(2) From your TBR – share two of the books with them that you have been wanting to read it may already be on their TBR as well as on yours or it may be new to both you and to them.
* Those with small TBR's, will need to increase the New to You category to fulfill the 6 recommendations for your pickee.

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 November. In case I need to get in contact with any of you, or if I need to look at your profile for the pairing (which I do). 

Any questions or problems, let me know!
☾ Debbie ☽


message 3: by Debbie (last edited Dec 01, 2010 08:24AM) (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments Participants List
53 out of 74 (√ - done) as of - December 1 - (message #527)

Congratulations to everyone who has finished,
thanks for making this a great challenge :)

√ 1. Debbie √ - done
√ 2. Delicious Dee √ - done
√ 3.  ~Ang~♡♥  √ - done
√ 4. Annie (a mad hamster) √ - done
√ 5. Fran √ - done
√ 6. Emily (OR) √ - done
√ 7. Diane ~ Firefly ~ √ - done
√ 8. Emily (IA)
√ 9. Miss √ - done
√ 10. Pollyanna √ - done
√ 11. Regina
√ 12 .Tania √ - done
√ 13. Kerste √ - done
√ 14. Penney √ - done
√ 15. Photojim √ - done
√ 16. Ari √ - done
√ 17. Rebecca
√ 18. D.G. √ - done
√ 19. Ann √ - done
√ 20. Sandy √ - done
√ 21. Katherine
√ 22. Sallie
√ 23. Becky √ - done
√ 24. Drq Angel √ - done
√ 25. KimKirt √ - done
√ 26. Thenia √ - done
√ 27. Anja √ - done
√ 28. Cathy
√ 29. Elke √ - done
√ 30. Sherri
√ 31. Carolyn F.
√ 32. Sue √ - done
√ 33. Valerie √ - done
√ 34. Nairabell
√ 35. Annvelwis
√ 36. Nicole
√ 37. Sabrina √ - done
√ 38. Yz the Whyz √ - done
√ 39. Gail √ - done
√ 40. Melanie √ - done
√ 41. Angelique √ - done
√ 42. BJ Rose √ - done
√ 43. Pam √ - done
√ 44. Diane
√ 45. Hina √ - done
√ 46. Christine S.
√ 47. Melissa √ - done
√ 48. AshleyAlexis √ - done
√ 49. Lindsey
√ 50. Joyce √ - done
√ 51. Charlotte √ - done
√ 52. LethalLovely √ - done
√ 53. Tatiana √ - done
√ 54. Macwolf01 [Elise]
√ 55. Megan √ - done
√ 56. (: Paige :)
√ 57. Rachel √ - done
√ 58. SheSwitches √ - done
√ 59. Lauren
√ 60. ~Sara~ √ - done
√ 61. Corrupt √ - done
√ 62. Britta √ - done
√ 63. Amber
√ 64. Tina √ - done
√65. Allison √ - done
√ 66. Sasha √ - done
√ 67. Elizabeth
√ 68. Lili √ - done
√ 69. Cofffeentea √ - done
√70. Dalmatian29  √ - done
Laila
Oumiì √ - done
Barbara
Gigi √ - done



√ - recommendation received.
√ - done - recommendations read.
Please let me know if I am missing anyone :)


message 4: by Debbie (last edited Nov 03, 2010 07:41AM) (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments This challenge is primarily based on the TBR (To Be Read list) of each one of the participants. To make your recommendations you need to dig into the TBR of the person you are picking for. Some people have small TBR lists while others have rather large ones. So, let's give some of you who don't keep much of a TBR a break from having to dive in to a larger TBR of those of us who drop a lot in them.

After the close of this challenge sign up, I gathered the information I needed (got all your "to-read" numbers) and so everyone is picking for someone with a similarly sized TBR.


√ 1. Debbie 218 pick for Annie (a mad hamster)
√ 2. Delicious Dee 654 pick for Diane
√ 3. ~Ang~  606 pick for Delicious Dee
√ 4. Annie (a mad hamster) 228 pick for KimKirt
√ 5. Fran 126 pick for Penney
√ 6. Emily (OR) 270 pick for Katherine
√ 7.Diane ~ Firefly ~ 507 pick for rachel
√ 8. Emily (IA) 207 pick for Macwolf01 [Elise]
√ 9. Miss 72 pick for D.G.
√ 10. Pollyanna 486 pick for ~Sara~
√ 11. Regina 283 pick for Joyce
√ 12 .Tania 1,014 pick for Carolyn F.
√ 13.Kerste 106 pick for Anja
√ 14. Penney 118 pick for (: Paige :)
√ 15. Photojim 2 pick for Elizabeth
√ 16. Ari 499 pick for Pollyanna
√ 17. Rebecca 49 pick for Elke
√ 18. D.G. 87 pick for Thenia
√ 19. Ann 185 pick for Lindsey
√ 20. Sandy 446 pick for Ari
√ 21. Katherine 255 pick for Megan
√ 22. Sallie 347 pick for Cofffeentea
√ 23. Becky 198 pick for LethalLovely
√ 24. Drq 63 pick for Tina
√ 25. KimKirt 229 pick for Annvelwis
√ 26. Thenia 76 pick for Miss
√ 27. Anja 113 pick for Amber
√ 28. Cathy 207 pick for Emily (IA)
√ 29. Elke 59 pick for Sasha
√ 30. Sherri 353 pick for Sallie
√ 31. Carolyn F. 1,272 pick for Melanie
√ 32. Sue 28 pick for Nicole
√ 33. Valerie 193 pick for Becky
Laila private pick for Oumiì
Oumiì private pick for Lauren


message 5: by Dee (new)

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


message 6: by Debbie (last edited Nov 04, 2010 09:51AM) (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments And the Rest:


√ 34. Nairabell 304 pick for Angelique
√ 35. Annvelwis 218 pick for Debbie
√ 36. Nicole 16 pick for Photojim
√ 37.Sabrina 1,380 pick for Lili
√ 38. Yz the Whyz 779 pick for Dalmatian29 
√ 39. Gail 41 pick for Corrupt
√ 40.Melanie 1,907 pick for Sabrina
√ 41. Angelique 312 pick for Allison
√ 42. BJ Rose 167 pick for Ann
√ 43.Pam 62 pick for Drq
√ 44. Diane 854 pick for Yz the Whyz
√ 45.Hina 1,430 pick for Tania
√ 46. Christine S. 537 pick for Diane ~ Firefly ~
√ 47.Melissa 302 pick for Nairabell
√ 48.AshleyAlexis 41 pick for Gail
√ 49. Lindsey 169 pick for BJ Rose
√ 50. Joyce 281 pick for SheSwitches
√ 51.Charlotte 404 pick for Sandy
√ 52. LethalLovely 197 pick for Valerie
√ 53. Tatiana 381 pick for Sherri
√ 54.Macwolf01 [Elise] 207 pick for Cathy
√ 55. Megan 248 pick for Emily (OR)
56. (: Paige :) 114 pick for Fran
√ 57. rachel 563 pick for Christine S.
√ 58. SheSwitches 295 pick for Regina
59. Lauren private pick for Laila
√ 60. ~Sara~ 446 pick for Charlotte
√ 61. Corrupt 43 pick for AshleyAlexis
√ 62. Britta 72 pick for Pam
√ 63. Amber 107 pick for Kerste
64. Tina 70 pick for Britta
√ 65. Allison 313 pick for Melissa
√ 66. Sasha 44 pick for Rebecca
67. Elizabeth 17 pick for Sue
√ 68.Lili 2,769 pick for Hina
√ 69. Cofffeentea 318 pick for Tatiana
√ 70. Dalmatian29  624 pick for  ~Ang~ 

Re-Mix
Buggy picks for Barbara
Anja picks for Sue
LethalLovely picks for Britta
Penney picks for Fran
Debbie picks for Laila
Photojim picks for Gigi
D.G. picks for Oumiì
Elke picks for Lauren


√ - denotes that the recommendations have been made :)
(through post # 354)


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments haha...yeah I have no idea how to do that! I just happened to be up when it posted

Debbie wrote: "Leave it to you Dee to find me before I even figure out how to do the group invites. Got ya :)"


Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (pnrbookloverreviews) | 324 comments Hey babe!! I am in :)


message 9: by Annie (new)

Annie (themadnessofhamsters) I'm in... just hope I remember to check! Away from work that week... bliss


message 10: by Debbie (last edited Oct 19, 2010 09:50PM) (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments yeah - I think I got the invite sent out, someone please let me know if I did it right?!?!?!?!

glad to see you made it too Ang & Annie :)


message 11: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11382 comments I'm in- can't wait!


message 12: by Emily (new)

Emily | 824 comments I'm in, may need to be getting pointers but looking forward to this challenge


message 13: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1454 comments Me too!


message 14: by Emily (new)

Emily Was just going to say what the heck and throw my name into the hat, but my name's already IN the hat. *lmao* Sign me up...and hello to the other Emily out there who signed up before I did. ;^D


Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (pnrbookloverreviews) | 324 comments the mth goes way to fast!! i cant believe we are doing this again already hahah


message 16: by Miss (new)

Miss | 330 comments Got the invite, of course I'm in. :)


message 17: by Pollyanna (new)

Pollyanna (polly8) | 300 comments I'm in :)


message 18: by Regina (new)

Regina Polli | 177 comments I´m in!


message 19: by Tania (new)

Tania | 644 comments I'm in


message 20: by Stormy (new)

Stormy | 144 comments I'm in.


message 21: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments I'm always in! ;)


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments I'm in! I love this challenge.


message 23: by Ari (new)

Ari (moochew12) | 159 comments This year is going by so fast! I am in.


message 24: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (rmtb) I would like to do this :) Only another time I signed up and never was able to find out who I was paired with! O.o Hopefully this time it will be simpler....


message 25: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments I wasn't sure if I was going to make it this month because I'm trying to finish some challenges by the end of the year...but as the choices are TBR related, I can't help myself! Thanks, Debbie!


message 26: by Ann (new)

Ann (annabell123) I'm definitely in on this one!


message 27: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments Emily wrote: "I'm in, may need to be getting pointers but looking forward to this challenge"

- Emily, glad to have you here. Just ask, we have a very helpful group that around here.
- two Emilys, well I will use links to keep you separated (and maybe add something too)


message 28: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments ~Ang~♡♥ The Saucy Aussie♥♡~~ wrote: "the mth goes way to fast!! i cant believe we are doing this again already hahah"

My goodness, I was just thinking the same thing.
At the same time, I just couldn't wait any longer to put up the challenge thread. :)


message 29: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments Rebecca wrote: "I would like to do this :) Only another time I signed up and never was able to find out who I was paired with! O.o Hopefully this time it will be simpler...."

- So sorry you have had trouble in the past, I hope I can make it easy for you. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


message 30: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments Got you all :)
glad the TBR changed your mind D.G.


message 31: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1281 comments I am in!


message 32: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) I'm in! I love this challenge.


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1102 comments Add me please


message 34: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckysbusyreading) | 258 comments love this game!! I am in


message 35: by Ceej (new)

Ceej (drqangel) | 1015 comments I'm in


message 36: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Debbie - do you need any info from us? you know, like what chinese new year we were born in...or anything like that?


message 37: by KimKirt (new)

KimKirt | 1638 comments I'm in in in in in!!!!


message 38: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 288 comments I'm in, too! This month's challenge was fun!


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "Debbie - do you need any info from us? you know, like what chinese new year we were born in...or anything like that?"

I think this one is going to be done by shoe size. Men's 10 1/2 thanks.


message 40: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments well, you know what they say about shoe sizes...


message 41: by booklovinrn (new)

booklovinrn | 346 comments I'm in


message 42: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments I am in of course!!!


message 43: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 125 comments I'm in also.


message 44: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 721 comments I'm in!


message 45: by Sue (new)

Sue (knitwitsl) | 226 comments In in as well!


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "well, you know what they say about shoe sizes..."

That they correspond to the size of a person's feet? I know it's tough for you Dee, but mind out of the gutter when we're out in public dear.


message 47: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments i was balancing on the edge of the gutter, I hadn't quite toppled over yet


message 48: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 295 comments I am in.


message 49: by Nairabell (new)

Nairabell | 433 comments I'm in :)


message 50: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments Delicious Dee Challenge Addict wrote: "Debbie - do you need any info from us? you know, like what chinese new year we were born in...or anything like that?"

Na, I am just going to peak at every bodies library the night I do the match-ups. May make it take longer to do the matches, but I want the most current info and all at the same time. Thanks for asking though :)


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