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Blind Date With a Book Win Reveal!

Hello my lovely readers!

The Little Red Reviewer, a blog I’ve followed since I started my own, had the brilliant idea to do a blind date with a book giveaway a few weeks ago.  For those of you who don’t know, a blind date with a book is when a library/bookstore/person wraps a book up and puts a few clues about what the book might be about on the cover.  The idea is that you’re matched by concepts instead of cover or blurb.  I hadn’t seen this in giveaway form before, and I thought it was super brilliant of Redhead to use it for a print book giveaway.  Imagine my delight when I won one of the books!

It arrived still wrapped, just as it had been pictured on her blog.

Book with label stating "Time travel, Looking for a cure, Big Questions, drastically different futuristic world"

Since I knew I had won before Redhead mailed out the books (obviously, as I had to provide her my mailing address), I’d had weeks to wonder what book, exactly I was getting!  You guys are lucky I manged to be patient enough to take a picture of the wrapped book before unwrapping it.  😛

Anyway, I unwrapped the book to reveal my mystery book date!

Photo of the book "Hollow World" by Michael J. SullivanThe book I won is Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan!  Here’s the blurb from GoodReads:

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but when faced with a terminal illness, he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. He could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began…but only if he can survive Hollow World.

I have to admit, I’m pretty darn excited to read it.  A time machine built in a garage? What appears like it might possibly be a retro future world? Yes, please!

Thanks to Redhead for hosting such an awesome giveaway!  I might have to steal the idea in the future for one of my own. 😉

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  1. September 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    “I might have to steal the idea in the future for one of my own”

    please do! making the blind dates was way more fun than I expected, I think you’ll have a blast with it too! 😀

    Let me know how you enjoy Hollow World. 🙂

    • September 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Next time I have a stack of print books to get rid of (currently that pile is at zero, lol), I’ll definitely think about giving it a shot!

      And I’ll be sure to keep you posted on Hollow World 🙂

      • September 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

        i am a little jealous that your stack of print books to get rid of is at zero. i still have a stack of “what do i do with these?”. might sell ’em on Amazon.

      • September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

        My partner moved in with me last year. I did a giant purge then. Also, I donate items to Big Brother Big Sister about twice a year, so any I have that haven’t found a new home yet go to them at that point.

  2. September 10, 2014 at 7:04 am

    We’ve done this in February at the library the past couple of years with hints on the front of the wrapped book. You’d think library borrowers would be more willing to take a risk on a blind date with a book, but most seem to be too unadventurous to want to try it, at our library, at least!

    • September 10, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Ah, it’s so disappointing it didn’t work with your patrons! Maybe it would work better with some of the library sale books? Possibly people are more willing to take a chance on a free book they’re able to keep than one they have to return? I don’t know, I’d definitely pick one up if I was your patron!

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