Christie Burke's Infinite Booklist

Blind Date with a Book February 5, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christie @ 7:54 pm

book_blind_date_displayWe’re running a little promo in the library; you might have seen something like this elsewhere. We included a bit more detail than some libraries have, and wrote up personals-type descriptions for all the books (20 in total; the original idea was to put out 12 and keep the rest as back stock, but they all ended up on display the first day). I found it surprisingly hard to pick the books – seemed like a big commitment somehow – and TONS of fun to write the descriptions.

There isn’t always a lot of movement in our displays – sometimes kids like them, and sometimes they don’t – but there seems to be some interest in this one. It is eye-catching, at least.

Here are a couple of the blurbs we used, with links to the books themselves.

Interested in time travel? We’ll go places you never imagined, outsmart some bad guys, and maybe find a little romance along the way! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, I’m the one for you!

I’m just like you.  I want to find someone who believes in me, understands me and accepts me for who I am. I don’t want to pretend anymore, and I don’t want to have to explain my choices — choices that were made to keep others safe from harm.

If you love to expect the unexpected, and you’re looking for a good laugh with a weird and wacky companion, we would be GREAT together!

So yeah. The whole thing is perhaps a little girl-centric (we used a lot of pink paper, after all, and even the kraft paper has polka dots on it), but there’s a good selection of books there. It’ll be interesting to see how many kids take part in this before Valentine’s Day.

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