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Blind date with a book?

Posted on: December 20, 2013

I love this idea of book blind dates.  You don’t know the title, don’t know the author, can’t see what the cover looks like. You just get a little bit of information, like if it’s a fantasy, or a memoir, or alternate history, or a thriller.  No strings attached, no commitment, but it’s a neat way to try something that you might not have picked up otherwise.

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Today’s totally chillaxed year end discussion question is:

What words or phrases written on the outside of a book blind date would make you pick it up?

I think mine would include:

adventure

fun dialog

plot twists and turns

non-human characters

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10 Responses to "Blind date with a book?"

I like yours, but also strong female characters are a good thing. Frankly this is fun, but it still doesn’t mean I would actually read the book once I got it home… I am too impulsive.

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Hmm…. let’s see…
Twisted
nitty-gritty
1 or 2 steamy scenes, but not the whole book
interesting weapons

And what does that tell people about me? hmmm….

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These are really fun, although the digital versions are slightly less so.

I’d like to see
Hard science fiction
Space travel
Alien culture
Action

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I think mine would be some combination of:
Anti-hero
Challenging traditional gender roles
Little/No romance
Non-traditional story structure

I’m not always the best at predicting what I’ll like, though :).

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Witty
low magic
adventure
unique setting

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Oh this is a marvelous idea! I’ve never had a Book blind date!! HmmmI think mine would be
– witty humor
– Intergalactic travel
– Meet new species and conquer them
– telepathic creatures

OR!!

– Hurts so good
– Will make you cackle madly in a corner
– Monsters, mayhem and murder most foul

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I absolutely love everything about this idea. I’m going to find a way to make it happen at a local book store.

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Hahaha, I don’t know if there’s much that would induce me to read a book sight unseen. I like knowing what to expect! I like knowing who the characters are and what the outline of the plot will be.

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I just love this idea and want to use it – right now!! It’s so intriguing – I’d love to choose a book based on this.
What would I look for. *scratches head*
Makes me laugh
Makes me tense
Fantasy but not necessarily epic
Dark, mysterious.
Lynn :D
Did I mention that I want to do this!!

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