Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Literary" and "Speed-Dating": Two Words I Never Thought I'd Hear Together...

... and it takes place at a library, too.  Says one librarian, "There is no alcohol, so you don’t have to worry about people saying 'Oh, baby' one night, and then the next morning waking up and going, 'Yikes!'" 

This whole article is incredibly funny to me for some reason.

3 comments:

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

It makes me wonder what book I could bring with me that I truly like but that doesn't come off as a cliche. Jane Eyre? The Man Who Was Thursday? The Story of a Soul? The Dolphins of Laurentium?

There's something so hipsterish about this . . .

On another note, someone once told me that a great way to meet men (in the US, at least) is to hang around at the Civil War section of the bookstore or library. I've never tested that, though.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

I have a very, very hard time choosing my "favorite" novel... but I'd probably bring *The French Lieutenant's Woman* by John Fowles. I don't think it sends any particular "message" the way some writers do (Austen, Rand, Palahniuk, etc)

And now that I'm living in Texas, I'd be afraid to hear what someone browsing the Civil War section would have to say. I'm still floored when I see Confederate Flag stickers on trucks...

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Certain titles and authors do send a very specific type of message, don't they? I know a Literature professor whom I would never describe as an "Austenite" whose "favourite novel in the world" (That's exactly how he says it!) is Austen's Persuasion.

Perhaps one should bring three books: an old favourite one will always love, a more recent read that one really enjoyed, and one's current read.

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