So following my recent post about trying to start or join a book club, I ended up joining Blind Date With A Book. It’s a simple concept. You go on their website and have the choice on genres or having them completely random – then for six months they send you one book a month to read. So far I have no complaints on the choices that have been sent to me – I did my order to come ASAP, so at the start of the month I received two of my six.
The company themselves are genuinely lovely people. You get a note with each book and a few bookmarks in the inserts. The note says effectively that if you have already met your ‘date’ to drop them an email and they will try to sort it out for you. Knowing my luck the first book I received was one I have already. One I have the whole series for. I dropped them a quick email to explain the situation and they were so sweet about getting it sorted. They sent me a new book first class and I received it the next evening. Also the person who dealt with me made me giggle over email because they were just sweet. They told me they were worried the same would happen, and if that was the case they would go on a mission to find me something niche.
Enough of my rambling and let’s get back on subject; New reads I have.
So it’s not a long list because I find when you make the list excessively long, it doesn’t get done.
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
When I received this book I was unsure what it would be about – The clues given to me about the book were as follows: Pet Dodos, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy and Funny. I do love fantasy books that have humour. And who doesn’t love Dodos. My dad says it’s a good read and thinks I’ll enjoy it. So I will keep you updated on how that goes.
- Night At The Circus – Angela Carter
Having read Angela Carter during my college classes, I am no stranger to her works! I love her writing style and the creativity she brought to her stories. The Bloody Chamber, although a staple read for my exams, was super interesting and something I have considered picking up again. Let’s see how this one goes!
- What If This Were Enough – Heather Havrilesky
I bought this book at 2am whilst listening to a podcast that I binge religiously. They were speaking about this book and I just had to buy it! Although it’s not a fiction book with plot, I glanced through the index of essay titles and I am super interested in starting this.
I know this post is long by my standards but I will end it on one thing. So I’m ‘supposed’ to be paying off my credit cards and saving some money for a new tattoo but I was cheeky and I bought myself something. If my cousin is reading this, I may have skipped this purchase out of our honestly conversation earlier. Sorry, still love you! But I bought myself a Moleskine passion journal for books I have read. I know some people will say, ‘why not use a normal notebook?’ or ‘why specifically Moleskine?’ But let me tell you it is just an aesthetically pleasing journal. The information you can record. The organisation of the whole thing. I think I’m having a moment. There may be a tear in my eye.
I’ll stop being silly now and go back to reading fan fiction. Because I set myself up to procrastinate.
P.S. this isn’t a sponsored post. My sorry excuse of a blogger doesn’t have enough dedication and reach for that kind of thing. I just really like the company haha. Please check them out! https://blinddatewithabook.com/