More memories, R.L. S and Christopher Pike for the win.
Was at my local used bookstore, I love that they are doing a blind date with a book promotion.There were a couple of folks looking at the descriptions ,hoping to find a promising prospect!👏❤️
Sorry I‘m late announcing winners in the #BlindDate giveaway, I woke up with burst blood vessels in my eyelid and the past 5 days have been challenging in terms of light sensitivity.
The first winner is @wordslinger42 —please email your shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send your blind-date book! I‘ll announce the other two winners in following posts, as I‘m able.
Thank you to all who entered my #giveaway!
Two days left!
I‘m hosting a Blind Date With a Book #giveaway—I see those paper-wrapped books in The indie bookstores & think it‘s such a fun idea!
Have you ever been on a #BlindDate (a person or a book)? Post with the hashtag & tell us about it!
On Feb 1st, I‘ll choose 3 Littens to receive blind-date books!
Please note if you have any absolutely-not genres (e. g. “No self-help or horror” or similar) & don‘t forget to tag me!
Congrats @REPollock on the milestone & thank you for doing this fun #blinddate #giveaway
Oh my stars, do I have stories! When I was in college we had "Screw Your Roommate Dates" where you set up your roommate or friend on a date, so those were interesting! But my favorite was a friend wanted me to have a date for our camp out, but she set me up with a guy who I didn't really like & he ended up hooking up with her roommate at the camp out! ??
Congratulations @REPollock on hitting 6k Litfluence!! That is so awesome. ?
I've been on a few blind dates is the past, all were bad.
My worst #blinddate was a guy that would constantly make bad jokes, make fun of me and poke me throughout the date then say "nanner nanner" afterwards.....EVERYTIME! ?
@Lovesbooks87 Thank you so much!! I love 💕 everything! That was so cute, putting a description on the book! I wish I would have taken a picture but I was too excited to open them! The penguin slippers are awesome! Thank you so much!!!
@TheReadingMermaid Thank you for organizing the swap.
@Chili I can‘t thank you enough for the thoughtful, generous #blinddatebookswap package you put together for me! I‘m SO excited about the books you picked and I can‘t wait to start reading them! 📚And I love all the goodies you sent! (Especially the fuzzy socks and beautiful engraved bookmark!) Many thanks to @TheReadingMermaid for organizing such a fun swap!
I meant to post this a few days ago and kept forgetting.
#BlindDateBookSwap is on its way to one of you littens and will be there Friday. @TheReadingMermaid
The other package is on its way to my wonderful #penpal @AmyG I didn‘t open mine yet as I wanted you to have yours at the same time. I‘m thinking we should do Christmas Eve if that works for you.
As you can see #Luna assisted so any hair found was her gift to you. 😹
My package arrived! Wow! I‘m standing here making dinner and I hear my daughter at the front door ... “Mom you got a package, and it‘s really heavy!” It feels like dozens of books! I can‘t wait to see what you picked out @Avanders Thank you 😍 🎄
@InBooksILive #blinddatebookswap is headed your way, should arrive this week. BUT in my holiday shipping frenzy I forgot to put the hashtag on the box. When you get an unhashtagged package from NH it‘s from me. Don‘t open until 12/22. Happy holidays. ❤️
Honest opinions needed please: just wrapping my books for the blind date with a book swop and I loved the paper but it‘s really hard to write on! 🙄 wondering if I should rewrap them so it‘s easier to read the descriptions! 🤔 what do you think???
As if I needed another deadline. Or more books! Well, I signed up anyway, because packages are fun. Go sign up! You can even choose your level of commitment - as little as 1 book/1 gift. Nice and simple.
Opening Day: December 22
Got this questionnaire back from a patron who borrowed one of the #BlindDate Display books 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! *This* is what makes a librarian's world 🤓☺️.
I realized after we wrapped them all up with these inside that we should have added a spot for book title and author, lol. Ah well.
This is still awesome!
Anyone up for a literary blind date? I picked up the queer fiction and the dark fiction ones. Looking forward to finding out what they are. It‘s a bit like Christmas. 😁
Posting this one for all the Malaprops lovers who recommended I check out this bookstore in Asheville ☺️ loved their blind date display 😍 had my whole family wandering around picking out books 😂 👍🏻
(Side note - I actually want to read the tagged R. L. Stine book now. Goosebumps was my childhood...)
@readsusieread This is how we have our blind date with a book. Instead on patrons picking a book out based on a clue, the books are curated based on a survey they fill out letting us know what‘s their favorite book, author, genres, etc. It‘s a pretty small college, so the library has this luxury of giving more personal selections.
It‘s been so much fun picking them out and imagining where these books will take them! 💝
@abbsinwonderland is having a really fantastic blind date giveaway!
A recent epiphany for me has been-
Jobs can be abusive too. And just like an abusive boyfriend/spouse, while it is hard to leave, you HAVE to leave. It will not get better. It‘s scary, but go. Now I need to take that advice.
This quote from Holy Cow sums it up.
“It‘s hard to leave anywhere. Even if the place sucked. It‘s hard to leave anywhere at all.”
Got my blind date! 😍
My local library had a book blind date shelf and I picked this one up. I picked it because of the word "Gothic." The rules say that I can't open the package until I get home. Any guesses while I drive home?