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by Janet Hill

I know I have lots of readers on my friends' list, and I hope you'll consider joining a Pick-For-Me Challenge.  If you have a long list or huge stack of to-read books, let a friend select your next reading selection.

My LJ friend, [ profile] kiwiria, wrote the following in her journal at the beginning of the year:

The last 4 months I've been part of a "Pick-For-Me" Challenge on Goodreads. The way it works is that you get assigned a buddy and then pick books from the other's "to-read" shelf that you think the other should read that month (plus a back-up book if the first choice is unobtainable for some reason). It's been great fun, and a huge success as well, as people tend to choose books they themselves have loved and therefore the hit-rate is generally really good :)

Anyway, I figured it would be fun to expand on it and have a cross-over challenge here. With so many avid readers on my flist I hope we could have a fun little group :) You don't have to have a Goodreads account - a "to-be-read" list anywhere would do the trick (Google docs, blog post, LibraryThing, whatever... as long as it's public).

It's time to sign up for the March Edition of the Pick-For-Me Challenge.

To sign up, post a comment with a link to your To-Be-Read list (be it on Goodreads, in a blog post, a google document... whatever! as long as it's publicly available). On February 20th I will close the sign-ups and assign a buddy for everybody.

Each person has until February 25th to pick 2 books (main choice + backup) from their buddy's TBR-list that they want them to read for the month of March.

End of March we'll return and talk about the books we've read.

I hope you'll want to play along! :-)

Feel free to spread the word on your own blogs - the more, the merrier :)

(PS: If you'd like to join, but have a busy March ahead of you - no worries, I'll post an April edition of the challenge come March 15th).

If you are a reader, and you aren't on Goodreads, for heaven's sake, join up!  If you are on Goodreads, and we aren't friends, look me up.  I'm bojojoti there, too.  Come play!

Date: 2013-02-15 12:11 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Thanks for the shout-out :)

Date: 2013-02-15 01:45 pm (UTC)
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The more, the merrier!
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Date: 2013-02-15 01:46 pm (UTC)
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It's a really nice place to keep track of what you read and what you want to read. Since I've joined, my friends introduce me to so many good books, I'll never get to the end of the pile!

Date: 2013-02-17 02:51 am (UTC)
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I'll have to do soon as my eye sight gets back to normal. Got to do audio books right now.

Date: 2013-02-17 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I certainly understand that. Of the health problems I have, my eyes vex me the most. I seem to handle the other problems better, but I miss reliable vision.

Date: 2013-02-17 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd love to be a part of this and I'm on Goodreads :)

Date: 2013-02-17 08:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We're already Goodreads friends! I'm glad to have you along. Please sign up at [ profile] kiwiria with a link to your to-read list.

Date: 2013-02-17 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I've just realised that now! Sorry for sounding like a doofus!

Date: 2013-02-17 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You aren't a doofus!


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