Blind Date with a Book

May 24, 2013 Bookish chat 4

Would you take a chance on a book?  I love this novelty idea that some libraries and second hand book shops have where a book is wrapped up in plain paper with just a teaser for what the book is about.
Sounds fun.  I would definitely try it.  The cover usually pulls me in so this would be a chance to try something different.  Who knows if it would be a frog or a prince, that’s just the chance you take!
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4 Responses to “Blind Date with a Book”

  1. Lola

    I have heard of this idea and it sounds pretty neat. On the one hand I like to know which book I pick up and decide whether I want to rea dit beforehand. Although I also like going in blind and only having those short descriptions to base your expectations on.
    If I went to a lirbary and they offered books like this I might give it a try and as then at least you don’t have to buy the book and if you don’t like it, you didn’t waste any money on it. I do think it’s a risk to pick up a book like this, but it can also be a pleasant surprise. I do like the idea.
    Lola recently posted…Review: Torn Sky by Tracy Banghart

    • trish

      I love that you commented on this old post Lola. I wrote it before I moved to wordpress and I lost a lot of comments when I did and so my old blog posts are comment lonely! I’m the same as you I’d be happy to try in the library and then it wouldn’t matter if I hated it. I love the novelty factor of reading the descriptions and then unwrapping it!

      • Lola

        I didn’t even realize this was an old post, wow May 2013, it’s an old post indeed. I saw you share it on facebook I think and stopped by to read it and comment. I didn’t even notice it wasn’t a new post. That’s so sad you lost so many of your comments when you moved to wordpress, I think I could move most of mine with me when I switched.

        And I agree the novelty factor of just having that short description and going into the book almost blind, would be a fun experience, but only if you can lend the book, so it won’t matter when you don’t like it.
        Lola recently posted…Review: Torn Sky by Tracy Banghart

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