Blind Date with a Book

  • Book Blind Date

    My dear patron, are you looking for your next love affair? Well, I am back to give you some more dating options.

    This dating segment will work differently than the ones in the past (see round 1 and round 2. So far I was acted as intermediary between book and reader. Today I thought I would allow the book to speak for itself.

    After all, each book, just like any suitor, has its own pick-up lines. That first sentence or two crafted to entice you from the very start. 

    Below are four first line(s) of four mystery books. If one of them flirts with your interest, I implore you to pick it up and take it out for the evening.


    First lines: “When a man you know to be of sound mind tells you his recently deceased mother has just tried to climb in his bedroom window and eat him, you only have two basic options. You can smell his breath, take his pulse, and check his pupil’s to see if he’s ingested anything nasty, or you can believe him.”


    First line: “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”


    First lines: “Every seven-year-old deserves a superhero. That's just how it is.”


    First line: “The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason.”


    11.20 The Steel Remains#1: THE STEEL REMAINS
    By Richard K. Morgan


    11.20 Scaramouche A Romance of the French Revolution#2: SCARAMOUCHE : A ROMANCE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
    By Rafael Sabatini


    11.20 My Grandmother asked me#3: MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE'S SORRY
    By Fredik Backman


    11.20 Seveneves#4 SEVENEVES
    By Neal Stephenson

  • Book Blind Date

    It’s been a while since my last segment as I was hoping to leave you with some nice alone time with your book. But love is, after all, a fickle thing and perhaps you are again on the search for a great night out (or in).

    Below are four eligible and mysterious book-bachelors.  If one interests you, just scroll down and go ahead and check it out (in more ways than one perhaps).

    Please check out Blind Date with a Book round one and two for more enjoyable reads.


    • Science Fiction
    • YA novel
    • Teenagers in space.
    • Dystopian premise, often compared to The Hunger Games.
    • Complex female protagonist.
    • Romance, betrayal, intrigue.


    • Internationally acclaimed realistic fiction.
    • Historical fiction spanning from World War I to the present.
    • Contemporary take on PTSD.
    • Moving and memorable characters 


    • Historical fantasy
    • Brings two distinctly different cultures together
    • Magical, a bit scary, unforgettable
    • A woman attempting to find her destiny in a man’s world.


    • A book about books.
    • Focused on an important British figure.
    • Utterly charming and humorous.
    • Written by a Tony award winning playwright.

    01.10 Glow#1: GLOW
    By Amy Kathleen Ryan


    01.10 Birdsong#2: BIRDSONG
    By Sebastion Faulks


    01.10 The Enchantress of Florence#3: THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE
    By Salman Rushdie


    01.10 The Uncommon Reader#4: THE UNCOMMON READER
    By Alan Bennett