Speed dating for book lovers
Once we’re tired of endless left swiping, compliments (ok, I can never tire of those) and the odd naked selfie, we start to long for something else.
Enter Original Dating, an events company that combines shared interests with face-to-face interaction.
Imagine the fun when Yuri Zhivago meets up with Lara!
The two previous events (one for heterosexual 19- to 35-year-olds and one for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/queer bookworms) were wildly popular, so librarians have planned two more events bracketing Valentine's Day (doing it right on the 14th seemed like too much pressure): one for singles aged 35 to 55 and one for the 55 and older set.
My tome of choice was Alice Munro's collection of short stories.