Blind Date With a Book

Have you ever gone on a blind date with a book?

I remember hearing about libraries doing this during Valentine’s Day events, but had never seen blind date books in real life.

Then a used bookstore opened up near me and they have an entire bookcase devoted to Blind Date With a Book selections!

Color me intrigued!

blind date

I’ve looked at the blind date books during every visit, but never took the plunge.

To be honest, I’ve never gone on a blind date before. Human or book. So I was nervous.

What if the book and I weren’t a match?

What if we had already dated, but I hadn’t recognized them? How embarrassing!

But then again, what if we clicked and lived happily ever after?

So I did it. Decided to take a chance on love and go on a book blind date of my very own.

After hanging out with the books for awhile, I chose a YA title featuring zombies. The description sounded intriguing:

  • Zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic world where every teenager is expected to find a job
  • He doesn’t want to become a zombie hunter like his brother, but what choice does he have?
  • 1st book in an awesome series

Blind Date With a Book

Was excited to get the book home and go on our blind date! It was a little like Christmas in July!

I tried unwrapping it carefully, but whoever wrapped the book really loved tape! As in really, really. That sucker was a challenge to open!

Finally got the paper off to discover my book:

Rot & Ruin
<style=”text-align: center;”>Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry!

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human. (Amazon)


I know I haven’t read this series, so am excited to dive in and see how I like the book. I seem to be on a zombie kick lately, so hope it’s good!

Have you ever gone on a blind date with a book? Did you like the book or was it a disappointment? Would the cost of the book matter to you? I was willing to take a chance because the book was only $6, plus I can exchange it for store credit after reading.

All in all, glad I decided to take a chance on a book blind date. Will definitely be willing to go on another date down the road!

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