Short a Valentine this year? How about trying read-dating?
A library in Canada has started a “book-club/speed-dating hybrid,” where unattached literary types spend about four minutes talking to the other singles, all armed with a favorite book (or DVD or CD) to discuss.
Even more fun than that is that each single is given a bookish pseudonym (so if you’re interested in winning that Gold Medal we spoke of yesterday, you might want to chat up Leopold Bloom).
One of the event’s participants said even if you don’t find true love, you will add to your TBR list:
“It’s very cool to be able to discover new treasures,” he says. “You’re meeting new people. And hey, if you don’t connect, you’ve got a great list of books to read. So it’s win-win.”
What book would you bring to a read-dating event?