Literary Speed Dating: Book Reviews

Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.


Aw, speed dating. You’re exposed to so many people in a short amount of time for you to find out if they’re the one or not, by first impressions. I do this–I admit it. But not in the way you think. I don’t date people, I date…books. Yup, I’m a nerd like that. I go to Barnes & Noble, stand in my favorite sections and expose myself to a ton of books to encourage me to want to read more.

I can tell you first hand–it works.

Next thing you know, I start dating one of the lucky picks. Most of them only result in one date, but there are some with which I try to sustain a relationship with a series of dates. None of them will be permanent, just casual. But, they all help me figure out more about me in the long run. What better way to self-reflect, right?

Well, I’ve had great success with this program and I want to share my experience with other fellow readers to encourage them to try it. You can find some of my dates below.

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If you have read any of them and notice, they’re basically book reviews.

After “dating” my books, I like to tell the world a bit about them, because they each deserve love. No, you won’t know their whole life stories (no spoilers), but you’ll get a pretty good idea of what you’re in for.

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