Hello, everyone! So, I’m assuming you all know how the online dating thing works and you know what it all boils down to. You fill out some type of ‘application’ if you will, wait for someone capable to be matched with you and then go about your merry way on to date number one and pray it turns out great. I’m assuming that’s how it goes because I’ve never had to deal with that plus I live with my nose in a book. Although if I could marry my local bookstore I’d live happily ever after for the rest of my days.
Anyhoo, part of that process is not judging someone by whatever profile picture they choose (once again, ASSUMING that’s how it goes) and I think that when it comes to online dating and choosing what book to buy or read, the processes really aren’t that different. If you have a Goodreads account, you know that you get recommendations based on what book you’ve read, what you rated them, and the genres you read the most of. Sometimes you find a good catch and end up loving a new book or you get a dud and never want to read that book ever again. It’s all trial and error.
However, sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and fish in deeper waters to find a book that will catch your undivided attention and to do that, you might need to read a book that isn’t really what you would normally read. For example, I love reading contemporary, fantasy and sci-fi. I’m not, however, a fan of urban fantasy or straight up romance books. Eww, no thanks. But, every now and then when I’m looking for a new book to read, I’m willing to pick up something different even if it is a genre that I’m not a fan of. It can be fun and it’s how I came to love sci-fi books in the first place. I use to think they were all about space and chemicals but one day I decided to take a chance on a sci-fi novel and ended up becoming addicted to the genre. Sometimes, opposites just attract. Which leads me to the point of this entire post.
It’s time for Round #1 of Bookish Blind Date!
You may be asking “What is this Bookish Blind Date you speak of?” Well, good question. I’ve decided to challenge all of you to read a book that’s out of your comfort zone or the complete opposite of what you would normally read. Down below, I have a little quiz for you all to take based on what type of reader you are and the genres you lean more towards to give you a book suggestion that is (hopefully) on the other side of the spectrum of books you normally read. Do you accept the challenge? Do ya? DO ya? DO YA?!