Looking for something good to read? Here are a couple reviews submitted from our Blind Date with a Book program. If you checked out a blind date book and haven’t yet turned in your review, be sure to bring it in to the library by Tuesday, March 7 to be entered into our prize drawing. We’ll be giving away two separate prizes: a gift certificate to Dublin’s Nothing Bundt Cakes and a gift card for two adult admissions to Regal Cinemas.

Book Review by Emily for:

An Available Man, by Hilma Wolitzer

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

This blind date was off to a rocky start but I decided to stick it out and am so glad I did. A little choppy with the progression of relationships but great imagery and overall story line. Definite tear-jerker.

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Sad, encompassing, passionate


Book Review by Roberta for:
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

Yes, it was a love match! Winner of the 2011 John Burroughs Medal Award for Distinguished Natural History and the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Non-fiction, this natural history memoir is a jewel! This tiny book is a beautiful and loving ode to the humble, fascinating creature: the SNAIL. I like every word: the 17th, 18th, and 19th century references, the beautiful haikus, the loving, intense observation of the author and the calm, joyful experience of reading this prayerful little masterpiece.

What did I not like? Well, based on the title, I probably would never had picked up the book… yet I am so grateful to have had this “Blind Date.” FYI, snails are blind and deaf, yet they manage quite well. Read it for a calming adventure into nature

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Inspirational, informative, absolutely beautiful