Blind Date With A Book

Have you heard of the “blind date with a book” concept? It’s a recent trend in library programming and sometimes combined with events for Valentine’s Day. Books are wrapped in concealing covers and readers check them out without knowing what’s inside. My friend & co-worker, Jamie, posted an article on FB about it. We decided we’d do our own little “blind date” book swap. I wrapped hers in pink and coral construction paper and doodled little designs on it, plus a clue to the actual book title. Any guesses?


It’s Annie Choi’s funny memoir of growing up Korean-American in California, Happy Birthday or Whatever. I chose it because I thought Jamie would appreciate Choi’s sarcastic sense of humor. Here’s the book she picked for me:
Recognize the border of the book? Pretty, right? It’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, which I’ve never read, but I hear is wonderful. I’m looking forward to reading it!

Other stuff I’m reading or want to read soon:

  • Sara Nelson’s So Many Books, So Little Time 
  • Carol Horton’s Yoga PhD  
  • Christina Sell’s Yoga from the Inside Out 
  • Ruth Riechl’s Garlic and Sapphires 

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