Monday, November 4, 2013
Book Blind Date #40
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
A love that breaks all the rules…
Since her first day at work, B*** G****** has been in love with D*** S*********—the “Son” in S********* & Son. Although he’s an unrepentant player, there’s an unmistakable connection between them, and she knows he feels it too. But she’s not about to risk her career for any man, especially one with an office right down the hall whom she works with every day.
D*** S********* doesn’t do love, but he does do women. And he hasn’t felt more than sexual attraction for any woman until B***. Entirely feminine, smart, and with a natural beauty beyond compare, she makes him think about all kinds of uncomfortable things—like a future and happiness—things he knows from experience are pure fiction.
When his father, the “S*********” in S********* & Son, propositions B*** to be more than just an employee, D*** can’t keep her at arm’s length any longer. But he doesn’t expect the scorching kiss they share, or the idea that forms when he holds her in his arms. Can he stop his father’s manipulating game by making the first move on B***? Or will his reputation as a womanizer make him just one more S********* she wants to ignore?
Blind Date #2
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old A****** W***** can see dead people. Just as she's learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she's had a crush on since freshman year, N*** C****, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn't mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, A******'s world is turned upside down after N*** accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end A******'s life. But will N*** break his own Reaper's code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?
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.