Last February (I knoooow, this was in the drafts portion of this blog for almost a year now!), my friends and I celebrated Valentine's Day with a little game of Blind Date with a Book.
I led the event by putting in a competition we played online (that only proved my friends are competitive!) and some game of Q&A as we wait for our food.
The winner or 'The Victor' as we all call it (the one with most number of points) takes home a prize from me and the owner of the book he/she will pick will be the second winner who will also bag the same loot - a hardbound copy of Alex Gilvarry's From the Memoirs of A Non-Enemy Combatant.
I asked them to cover their books in white, red or pink. All's well except for one. Oh wells.
The Books Unwrapped
Yndie (The Victor) gave away her well-loved copy of Just So Stories to the second winner Phoebe who in turn handed one of her prized possession, Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart to Yndie.
Anna's book of insects and magic went to Zim.
My own book, Running With Scissors went to the person I intended it to go, Arbin while I in turn took Like Water for Chocolate home from Zim. Serendipitous because he's been nagging me to get his book since day one.
Clai's book, If On A Winter's Night A Traveler (oh I want this too!) went to the Raechella she meanwhile got Kwesi's Middlesex.
The biggest book went to Anna!
The Bookish People
|L-R: Phoebe, Raechella, Clai, Kwesi, Me, Yndie, Zim, Anna, Arbin|
I was scouting online for a place to do this fun occasion when I found Cafe 1771. Aside from it's cozy and dainty interiors, the one the got me was its library themed decors.
I don't need to write anything about the food. It's awesome. Just look at these photos!
And oh, we also celebrated Kwesi and Raechella's birthdays! (Yes, more books!)