The state library of Victoria in Melbourne introduced dating with a literary twist after the idea was raised at a staff party.
Those who attend must bring a book they either love or loathe as a conversation starter, ensuring there are no uneasy silences during the series of five-minute dates. [read more]
It sounds like a good idea, but it wouldn’t work for me because you’re only supposed to bring one book! One book couldn’t possibly represent the many facets of my amazing (?) personality. But carrying a stack of books around wouldn’t be very conducive to speed dating, and it would take more than 5 minutes to explain them all. I guess that sort of event just isn’t designed for the long-winded bibliophile!