Blindly...

At the library last night, I discovered something pretty cool. They call it "Blind Date a Book." They wrap a bunch of books in brown paper, write a one-sentence description on the paper, and you check it out title-unseen.

I read through the descriptions and found one that appealed to me.

I (mostly) like the Coen brothers!

I got it home and Katie opened it. The result? Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason. This is a book I likely never would have even given a second glance to on the shelf. But now I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Thanks, Geneva Public Library! This is a really cool idea. Keep doing it!

Remember this thing?? I haven't done a TUA in a long time. So long, in fact, I need an updated graphic for the new blog. But this will work for now.

I just wanted to drop a TUA reminding people that if they are superstitious, they should probably hide today... and on this day next month... and again in November. That's a lot of Friday the 13ths, folks. And two in a row? Yikes!

Good thing I love the number 13. Katie and I were married on a 13th.

 

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scott

Crystal Lake? Never heard of it.

kapgar


Just stay away from that nothing you know nothing about on Friday the 13th. 

Nicole

That's such a fun and clever idea! I hope more libraries start doing it.

kapgar


It would be smart of them to do so. 

Marie

I love that your library does that. So so cool.

kapgar


Apparently they're not the only one according to some of my Twitter friends. Suggest it to your library. 

kilax

That is a super fun idea! Have you started the book?

kapgar


I have and am enjoying it although the "dark humor" has yet to kick in. 

Marty Mankins

Can't say that I think of Friday the 13th in any other way except for the series of horror movies.

I like what the library has done.

kapgar


I'm trying to convince the library to do stuff like this more often. 

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