Monday, November 25, 2013
Book Blind Date #42
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
They say you form your first impression of someone within thirty seconds of meeting them. Or, in M*** P*****'s case, within thirty minutes of not meeting them, when said person is supposed to pick you up from the airport and never shows. This is not a perfect start to her new life. Her friend I** is depending on her to run a new romance store, and M*** can't afford to let her down.
S*** L***** should probably apologize. But every time he sees M***--which is often, since his family owns the bakery next to her shop--he can't resist antagonizing her. There's something about the sexy, straight-laced woman that drives him crazy. He can't get involved, though. He has too much baggage to be any good in a serious relationship.
Despite his teasing attitude, M*** finds S** too sweet to resist. (His hot body may be a factor.) But if there's going to be anything permanent between them, they'll need to let go of their pasts and look to the future...
Blind Date #2
A****** S******* is an evolutionary mystery. Her blood type matches nothing in modern medicine. When a failed blood transfusion kills her twin sister, A****** discovers she's a throwback to an original human that geneticists have coined the “Mitochondrial Eve.”
A****** is shocked to learn her strange blood type is her family’s most protected secret. Working with spotty clues and partial facts, A****** is determined to find the truth.
Still reeling from her sister's death and the subsequent realization of her family’s secret, A****** struggles to put her life back in order and focus on her college studies. She finds comfort in K****, the new guy whose striking albino features and friendly manner keep her distracted from the wreck her life has become. K**** is exactly what she needs right now, even if he does seem a bit too interested in A******'s mysterious bloodline...
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.