Monday, July 15, 2013
Book Blind Date #24
Book Blind Date is something that Danielle from Book Whore Blog and I decided to start after seeing a Facebook post on the Lawrence Public Library Page about a book blind date. This really got us thinking, what if the only thing you new about a book was what the story was about? No character names, no pretty covers to suck you in.
Here's how it works, you know the old saying never judge a book by its cover? Well you won't be able to, for this meme you are going to decide which book you would go on a "date" with based on the synopsis. Names and identifying phrases are removed just to make things fair. The only rule is: No Googling the synopsis, you have to pick a "date" based on what you read below.
Last Week's Blind Dates:
Blind Date #1
Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.
It's spring break, and T**** W***** would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, R****, has other ideas. Against her wishes, T***** is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with R**** at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick's Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate X**** S******, the Invitational's organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment T***** sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.
Little does she know X**** has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he's concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books. X**** quickly realizes that if T***** gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he's convinced it's a risk worth taking. What he hasn't planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in X****’s scheme.
Spring break is proving hotter than T***** expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?
Blind Date #2
For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to E** L*****, it’s home…
A Boston lawyer, E** has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.
He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. A*** W**** is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, A*** is a woman of many talents—including helping E** take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying E** L***** once and for all…
Each Monday you can join in and set up your own book blind date. Just link back to this blog and Danielle's blog. To join in just try the following.
1. Select a 2 books to be the "blind dates"
2. Set them up without the covers so readers can pick without ever seeing the beauty of the cover.
3. Star out the names. **** That way if readers have heard of the characters they aren't prejudice.
4. Link up each Monday. And post the cover to your previous weeks blind dates.
5. Join in and select which blind date you would choose in others match ups.