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A novel idea

March 12, 2020 March 2020 No Comments

Featherston Library has come up with the idea of taking a number of books from their fiction section and wrapping them in plain paper on which is printed the book’s first page. These are displayed for library customers to peruse and decide if one appeals as a likely story.

The advantage of this is that it opens up the opportunity of finding a great book by and author who the borrower had never heard of and would never have been considered.  A win all around, the reader’s author list is expanded and the author’s readership is widened.

A delve into the blindfold offerings introduced me to a very funny story by a young (it is her first book) Australian author. It is to be hoped that she follows up with more as there are few cleverly funny authors out there. See book review.

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