Friday, November 30, 2012

Blind Date with a Book is back!

Ho ho ho! Come by Central Library to check out an all-new Blind Date with a Book display. Browse through the personal ads and check out one that catches your eye. You won't know the author or title, so it will be a sweet surprise when you get home and unwrap your "date." If you don't like it, simply return it to the library with no hard feelings! If you love it, well maybe you've just made a connection with a new author that could turn into a long-term relationship.

You will also have the option to "Rate Your Date" and tell us how your date went. Those that participate in "Rate Your Date" will be added into a drawing for fun prizes!

The whole month of December we will have books wrapped up like gifts to browse through, so stop by Central Library to find the reading match for you. You may just find something new to love this holiday season.

100 Notable Books of 2012 - NYT

Stumped for a good read? Check out the New York Times' list of 100 Notable Books of 2012!


ALIF THE UNSEEN. By G. Willow Wilson. (Grove, $25.) A young hacker on the run in the Mideast is the protagonist of this imaginative first novel.

ALMOST NEVER. By Daniel Sada. Translated by Katherine Silver. (Graywolf, paper, $16.) In this glorious satire of machismo, a Mexican agronomist simultaneously pursues a prostitute and an upright woman.

AN AMERICAN SPY. By Olen Steinhauer. (Minotaur, $25.99.) In a novel vividly evoking the multilayered world of espionage, Steinhauer’s hero fights back when his C.I.A. unit is nearly destroyed.

ARCADIA. By Lauren Groff. (Voice/Hyperion, $25.99.)Groff’s lush and visual second novel begins at a rural commune, and links that Utopian past to a dystopian, post-global-warming future.

AT LAST. By Edward St. Aubyn. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25.) The final and most meditative of St. Aubyn’s brilliant Patrick Melrose novels is full of precise observations and glistening turns of phrase.

Find more on the New York Times' website!