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From [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria:

It's time to sign up for the May Edition of the Pick-For-Me Challenge. A bit early this month, but I wasn't sure that I'd have time tomorrow.

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 April 20th I will close the sign-ups and assign a buddy for everybody.

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

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

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

Date: 2013-04-22 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
From [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria: Will you let him know I'm his partner? My list is here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/168347-maria-m-elmvang?format=html&shelf=reading_bliss

For him I've chosen "Ultraviolet" as my first choice, because it focuses on synesthesia which I've always been HUGELY fascinated by - in no small part because I have a very mild case of it myself.

My second choice is "Battle Royale". It's hard reading, but an interesting book... even if I do think Hunger Games handles the topic better.


I think [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria has a great pick for you with Ultraviolet. It's a quirky read, and I loved the foreshadowing put into place. Of course, you could choose to read Battle Royale, and I could read your review of that and add it to my reading list.

Oops! I forgot to give you [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria's list for you to pick her books:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/168347-maria-m-elmvang?format=html&shelf=reading_bliss&auto_login_attempted=true
Edited Date: 2013-04-22 07:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-04-22 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tomnoir.livejournal.com
OK, I think I will give 'Ultraviolet' a spin (Battle Royale is a pretty thick read, if I remember correctly).

My pick for kiwiria is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." It's a non-fiction book I've been meaning to read for some time. It deals with a lot of thorny ethical issues that modern science has to deal with. I would be curious to hear her opinion.

Second pick would be 'Xenocide', the third Ender's Game book, another book I've meant to get around to for ages.

Date: 2013-04-22 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
I will relay. You may wish to friend [livejournal.com profile] kiwiria. She's an interesting person. She's from Denmark, reads prodigiously, and works in IT, if I remember correctly.

Date: 2013-04-22 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
Never mind! I see you posted there!

Date: 2013-04-19 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brendamom.livejournal.com
I am narrow minded. I confess. I want to find my own treasures. I have a pile'obooks on the shelf.
No offense..it is such a personal thing...like picking out underpants.
Both of which I need, at this time, to do on my own.
I am already regretting not being more adventurous.

Date: 2013-04-22 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
I understand that. It's why we only choose books from that person's own to-read list. I enjoy having someone else pick my read, because I fully intend to read those books, but sometimes it's hard to get into the mood to read something difficult or potentially boring. This makes me!

Date: 2013-04-20 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] embrace-2012.livejournal.com
Sounds like fun!, but with my eye condition, I have to stick to audio books I can find right now.

Date: 2013-04-22 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry!

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