Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Blog Improvement Project 3.2: A short post

Speed-Lit? According to politiken.dk (website of large, Danish daily paper) a library in the city of Odense (larger city in Denmark) will be hosting a speed-lit party on February 26.

Speed-lit is a variation over the well-known concept of speed-dating where you need to impress the other person in a few minutes. Speed-lit is the same, but here you bring a book with you and if the person you speed-date likes you, then the ground has been laid for something more. If not, perhaps they like the book you brought, so if nothing else, speed-lit may be a place to go for book recommendations?!

I'm not single, so I am not going to try it (and Odense is too far away), but the article says that the concept of dating and literature has been a succes in Australia and Belgium. And why not? I think it is a good idea, but apart from the book, its not much different from "regular" speed dating, is it?

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This is the second post in the Blog Improvement Project which will run for the next 14 days. Image is by photographer Ragnar Schmuck and is from politiken.dk's website.

5 comments:

Dorte H said...

Hmm. Knowing that you like the same books might not be the worst basis for a relationship. Much more important than looks ´in my book´:)

Beth F said...

Dorte has a point!

Still, I've never understood the concept of speed dating...

Bogsider said...

Yeah, you are both on to something :-) And I never understood the concept of speed dating either ;o)

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Honestly, I would love it if a guy tried to seduce me with books. Keep the flowers, the jewelry, the cute stuffed animal -- give me a book. A book that meant something to you. A book that will help me understand who you are.

The best Valentine's Day I ever had was not the day I got three flower arrangements in one day (I ran out of space after the second and was picking up dead flower petals for WEEKS afterward) but it was a $15 boxed set of the first three Princess Diaries books. Why? The guy who gave me the flowers ignored the fact that I prefer live plants to cut flowers, but the guy who got me the books was actually listening to me a few weeks prior to the holiday when I rattled off an endless list of books I wanted to read. (If he'd paid such careful attention to other facets of our relationship, I have no doubt that we would still be together.)

Bogsider said...

Great story, Bookish Ruth, and I was just about to ask if you and the book-giving guy were still together ;o)