In December, we blogged about the State library of Victoria in Melbourne was offering up speed dating nights where each person must bring a book they love or loathe to help break the ice. A new love story was reported at a Lisa Scottoline signing. While waiting in line for Scottoline’s autograph two people began talking to each other and afterward went for a cup of coffee. One year later and they are back in line, together, waiting to meet Scottoline. This time, a big cheer went up to celebrate “their love.”
Books and romantic couplings have always made sense to me. You have an instant commonality and if you hook up, even in the direst times, can always have a book in which to bury your nose and ignore your partner. Viva La Books and Romance!