Review speed dating book club
If you're looking for love and you'd rather cuddle up with a book than belly up to a singles bar, read on.Picture yourself in a basement room at the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library the night before (or after) Valentine's Day, tables covered with tablecloths, soft rock playing in the background.The blogger/aspiring author/enthusiastic reader works full-time for a non-profit agency and describes her life as "chaotically busy." She's never been married, and it's been well over a year since her last relationship.
The first rule of Book Club is: you do not talk about Book Club.Students with a spade or club (black card) get a "sour face" at the end of their book date (a warhead candy). Next time, we'll get to squeeze in more rotations since I won't have to take time explaining how it works.Best of all, they were introduced to LOTS of new books and genres!The two previous events (one for heterosexual 19- to 35-year-olds and one for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/queer bookworms) were wildly popular, so librarians have planned two more events bracketing Valentine's Day (doing it right on the 14th seemed like too much pressure): one for singles aged 35 to 55 and one for the 55 and older set.The Greater Victoria Public Library is getting in on the action too, with Literary Speed Dating events Feb. "It's like a first baby step into the dating world," says VPL information assistant Sheila Maier, who proposed the idea for Vancouver after reading about a similar event in San Francisco. They feel comfortable in the library." Consider Elly Stornebrink, 52.