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Love In the Stalls

The state library of Victoria in Melbourne is experimenting with speed dating nights. Each person must bring either a book that they love or loathe “ensuring there are no uneasy silences during the series of five-minute dates.”

13 couples linked up for further dates.

Felstead said books taken to the first dating night included Susan Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, and several novels by Japanese author Haruki Murakami.

Via CNN.

Ned and I tell everyone we met at a bookstore. Maybe we’ll change our story to library. I actually love this idea.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Marg
    Dec 21, 2006 @ 19:27:04

    Hey I didn’t know about this!! I should sign up next year if they are still doing it!! What book to take?? Will have to give it some thought!

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