Speed Reading

There is a new trend that is taking single book lovers and pairing them together. That’s right! It’s a brand new way to date – speed reading.

How can you find a round? Check your local libraries and bookstores – even a few local coffee shops might be hosting this type of event.

The idea is simple and follows the same basic principles as speed dating. Anyone can register for an event in advance. The only rule is you must like to read. Once at the event, individuals are paired up. Possible matches are made based on specific genre preferences. A timer is set and the couple has four minutes to talk everything books to see if they can make a connection. Before the round ends each party comes up with a book suggestion the other to try. When the buzzer sounds, it is time to rotate to a new partner and do it all again.

Individuals can make their own decisions about dating either after the four minutes or when they finish reading the book suggestion. To those who adore their books, this is a fun way to meet new people. After all, how can you have a relationship with someone who doesn’t understand the one you already have with the written word? 

Even if you don’t make a love connection, this is an amazing way to come up with a new reading list you might not have otherwise tried.

If you can’t find one in your area, why not start one up! Ask around at small cafés and bookstores in your area to see if they are willing to provide a venue for an event like this! You’ll be surprised how many would love to be asked.

Thanks for reading.