The Lawrence Public Library does this neat program around Valentine's Day where you can pick books based on these short descriptions. I LOVE this idea! I tend to get in ruts where I read lots of the same thing -- mostly young adult contemporary and fantasy fiction, and mostly books written with a female audience in mind. So I was super excited to get a new "date" outside of what I'd typically pick!
The first one, recommended by Jeni, was described as "Feminist, Hilarious, and Brash." I started it Friday, and having only read the preface and the first chapter, it's already proved to be all those things! (And maybe a little bit more crass than I expected...)
It turned out to be How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran!
I haven't started the second one yet, but it was picked by Sean and includes "Revenge, Class Warfare and Teleportation."
This one is The Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester!
Since posting on Twitter about my blind dates, I've heard from friends + family that their libraries have this program too! Isn't this so neat?
Would you ever go on a blind date with a book? I'm excited to keep reading these two!