Don’t judge a book by its cover – go on a Blind Date with a Book

Trying to find a new book to read isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. Of course, you can easily take to the internet, searching for leisure title inspo, but inevitably you find yourself getting lost in the long lists of recommendations online. You spend all your time trawling through the titles, debating between this one and that one before realising the spare time you once had has now slipped away, resulting in you making your own list of ‘books to read when I find the time.’ Ironic, don’t you think? (Alanis Morissette classic – couldn’t resist!)

Or… it could be that you already have too many to choose from and can’t decide which one to read first, meaning you decide the decision is too hard to make and decide not to choose anything at all, reluctantly leaving it for another day when you’re feeling more…decisive.

So, why not take the decision-making out of the equation and try a Blind Date with a Book?

To go on a Blind Date with a Book is, well…exactly that. You go on a blind date…with a book. A book wrapped up so you can’t see it before you borrow it. No reading the synopsis, no flicking through the pages, no being enticed by the illustration on the cover – just a few little clues written on the paper it’s wrapped in to give you an idea of what treasures lay inside.

Our dating scene bookshelves will be at the Billy B and ISC Library for World Book Day’s 25-anniversary on Thursday 3 March. We’ll have an abundance of books wrapped in paper, waiting patiently to be chosen to go on a date. You’ll be able to choose a book (look at the clues on the front or go wild and just grab one!!) check it out and take it home to unwrap and read. You may find the best book you’ve ever read (hopefully not one you’ve read before!) or it may not be your cup of tea – either way, you’ve taken a chance on something a little bit different. And that’s the beauty of a blind date; you don’t judge a book by its cover 😊

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