Bookish Date!

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Scrolling through my Pinterest and Facebook feeds, I can’t help but wonder about the cute literary themed events there are – weddings, birthdays, engagement photos, dances/balls/formals, etc. Whether it is based on a classic story we love or around bookish things like a library or bookstore, I can’t help but think of all the possibilities to bring literature alive and into our daily lives. When I was a mentor for students in college who were breaking the code of conduct, an activity that was listed was called a bookstore scavenger hunt. After completing it with my mentee, I thought how cool would this activity be on a date (clearly a different context then being a mentor). The point (regardless of motivations that led to the activity) is to get to know one another in a fun way. Here is how it goes:

Find a book…
Rules:

  • Take as long as you need to find the book.
  • Meet me back at the café with all your books (you can make several trips if you can’t carry 17 books )
  • You don’t have to have already read the book – using book titles or what you THINK the book is about is fine.
  • Most importantly: you get extra points for full-disclosure, honesty, and of course, hilariousness.

Topics:

  1. Find a book by someone, or about someone, you admire
  2. Find a book you would never read.
  3. Find a book you would secretly like to read but would never admit.
  4. Find a book that represents the “you” from a year ago.
  5. Find a book that represents you now.
  6. Find a book that you would like to read with a partner, or a group.
  7. Find a self-help book that you anticipate NEVER needing to read.
  8. Find a self-help book you already know you need to read.
  9. Find a book you think is inspiring.
  10. Find a book/magazine that represents a hobby/activity would you take up if you had all the time in the world.
  11. Find a book or magazine representing where you would live if you could live anywhere in the world.
  12. Find a financial book you would like to read.
  13. Find a book that reflects how you feel when you wake up in the morning.
  14. Find a book that describes your family.
  15. Find a book that describes what you think your life will be like 10 years from now.
  16. Find a book that describes you at your “best”.
  17. Find a book that describes you at your “worst”.

A way to flip it would be to hunt for books that the other person would like or matches their interests based on the topic – depending on how long you’ve know the person could alter some of the topic descriptions. Want more? How about the traditional book blind date? Valentine’s Day is in a month and the way to a bookworm’s heart is through books, especially ones that pique our interest and get us to look beyond the surface into the heart of it (synonymous to dating real people).

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What’s your ideal bookish date?

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2 responses to “Bookish Date!

  1. This is an awesome concept! I would love to go on a bookish date. Super cool!

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