Tag: tinder

Man on his phone

Swipe on the Tinders of Famous Literary Characters

1. Holden Caufield


Holden Caulfield Tinder


Not into phonies. 6”2, if that matters. Smoker. Drinker. I’m probably the biggest sex maniac you ever saw, but recovering from an operation on my clavichord.


2. Golem


Golem Tinder


Looking for a ring. Something to call precious.



3. Patrick Bateman


Patrick Bateman Tinder


Return some videotapes and chill?


About Huey Lewis and the News: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.


4. Big Brother


Big Brother Tinder


You WILL love me.


5. Brutus


Brutus Tinder


There will be no fault in our stars…as long as you aren’t a Virgo or a Pisces.


6. Oedipus


Oedipus tinder


Looking for someone who can cook, clean, and tuck me in. Older women are my Achilles.


7. Elizabeth Bennet


Elizabeth Bennet Tinder


I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we are equal. On here looking around, but not looking for your approval.


8. Nancy Drew


Nancy Drew Tinder


I’ll learn all your dirty secrets before you can even figure me out.


9. Lisbeth Salander


Lisbeth Salander Tinder


If you touch me, I’ll more than alarm you.


10. Hester Prynne


Hester Prynne Tinder


Independent. Not on here to get slut-shamed. Into religious dudes.


11. Anna Karenina


Anna Kerinana tinder


A married woman, but curious. I don’t love you yet, but I’ll respect you.


12. Jane Eyre


Jane Eyre Tinder


I may not be your first, but I will be your last.


A picure of a bookstand with "blind date" books

Would You Go On A “Blind Date” With A Book?

You know what they say, you can’t judge a book by its cover; but let me ask you this, would you read a book even if you couldn’t see the cover?


Throughout the country, booksellers are captivating readers to be risk takers and read books solely based on the seller’s’ opinion. If you’ve ever been set up on a blind date, then you know that it’s all about taking chances — and booksellers want you to take a chance on them.

There are many locations that have adopted this idea, each offering a unique quality to their “blind date” process. For instance, at Book Culture, an NYC-based bookstore with three locations throughout the city, they wrap the book in a paper bag and the only clue they provide is a “read me if you liked these” list of book titles. This idea might seem crazy, but Cari Quartuccio from Book Culture says, “It’s been the most successful table we’ve ever put together.”


A picture of a book covered with a paper bag saying "read me if you liked"

If you consider yourself a “bookworm” and like being adventurous, then this concept might be the perfect fit for you.

To learn more about the different locations, check out the full article here.


Feature and in-text images courtesy The Wall Street Journal