For years, libraries around the country have offered patrons a “blind date with a book.” They wrapped a book in brown paper to hide its true identity, offering a coy description of its contents. Like any good blind date, you have to give the mystery book a try.
We’ve adapted the concept for our digital reading audience, creating blind date descriptions for five free and classic digital books below.
If you click on the links, you can download a copy for your eReader or read online from Project Gutenberg. Give a new book a try!
Blind Date with a Free eBook
1. Somebody recently tried to give me a book cover makeover, but I think you will like me just the way I am–a lovely book without any cosmetic changes.
2. I was self-published 158 years ago, but I still influence writers around the world.
3. You loved me when you were a kid, but you probably forgot I ever existed. My lovely illustrations will transport you back to childhood.
4. Abandoned by readers, I was out-of-print for many years. Finally I was rediscovered, inspiring generations of fearless authors.
5. I confronted readers with the undead and mad scientists years before they were cool.