Monday, August 26, 2013
Book Blind Date #30
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:
Book Blind Date #1
It’s been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, S*** had been taken in by the Q**** family, growing up with three older brothers who’d watched over him with love.
Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, S*** is settling down on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by C**, E****, and P***, their wives and children, and all the blessed chaos of the extended Q**** clan. Finally, he’s back in the little blue-and-white house where there’s always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.
Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher’s since he’s been gone—and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of D** W****** B****. A city girl who has opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections. In S***, she sees another kind of challenge—a challenge that she can’t resist.
Book Blind Date #2
The violent attack left S***** destroyed and his lover dead—at the will of the evil vampire C****. S**’s passionate savior was P****. When she became pregnant with his child, it should have been a blessing—until S** vanished after discovering the truth: P**** was the daughter of the man he despised above all others. The daughter of C****.
When P****’s health begins to decline, she contacts S** to help save their baby. Though reluctant to see P****, he cannot turn his back on his own innocent child. But night after night, as his feelings for P**** are rekindled, S** becomes increasingly torn.
Although everyone assumes that C**** is dead, S** is not convinced—and is still hell-bent on finding and destroying him once and for all. But will his thirst for vengeance keep him from seeing what is really worth living for before it is too late?
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.