I’ve heard about book stores offering blind dates with books before but thought that it was mostly indie stores that did this and unfortunately there aren’t any near me. So you can imagine how excited I was when I stumbled upon a section of books like this in Barnes & Noble!! For those of you who haven’t heard of this, “Blind Date with a Book” is when a book store wraps up books so that you can’t see them and the only way you can choose whether or not you want to give a book a chance is by reading a really short hint that’s provided with it. I think it’s a really cool idea because it might push you out of your comfort zone and cause you to read a book you wouldn’t normally read, or even one you’re unfamiliar with. I was intrigued by several of the hints on the books and I’m probably the world’s most indecisive person so of course I couldn’t choose just one and I ended up buying two. Below are pictures of the hints and the books after I unwrapped them.
The hint was “Darkly funny let’s go on the journey!” I picked this one because I had recently read Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke which was darkly funny and I loved it so I was in the mood for another book with a similar kind of humor. And the book was…
The hint was “Sometimes you need a little weird in your life,” so I chose it because I agreed and thought I needed a little weird in my life. Weird can also be really funny. And the book was…
I’m really happy with both of the books I chose and I’m really eager to read them! I’ve heard so many great things about The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and it’s pretty much a classic so it’s about time I read it. As for The Call of Cthulhu and other Weird Stories, it sounds so unique and I’m eager to find out more about it.
If you ever get the chance to go on a blind date with a book I highly recommend it! Let me know if you’ve ever done something like this or if you’ve read either of these books 🙂