The set up is many small tables in a small bar/restaurant, and you meet/date with half a dozen or so men/women for about 10 minutes each.
Annotation is a place where I kinda messed up the last 6 weeks (not enough focus on it, not enough checking it for accountability), so I have been hitting it hard the last four weeks.Every text we read gets read twice, and each time it’s read it needs to be annotated with a different color pen/highlighter to indicate the twice-over reading.I gave the students 10 minutes to go through their texts and find two passages that they had previously annotated that connected with any of the three big thematic statements we had co-created about “Strikebreaker.” I did this as well with my text. I had been tweeting about the most recent round of book speed dating and decided I felt like talking more about it than a series of 140 character tweets. Sometimes my books start to overwhelm me and I do what I can to get some of them out the door.
I recorded this episode at a table for one at the Reading Envy Pub. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 035: Book Speed Dating Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via i Tunes by clicking: Subscribe Books mentioned: The Fall of the Towers by Samuel R. Delany Slant by Greg Bear Running in the Family by Michael Onjaatje Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt Are You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan Ragtime by E. Doctorow The Revolutions by Felix Gilman The Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olov Enquist Death Comes to Pemberley by P. James A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri by David Bajo Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey The Famished Road by Ben Okri Other mentions: The Original Reading Envy Speed Dating Project (with rules) Speed Dating Round Two Speed Dating Round Three Speed Dating Round Four Book Lust by Nancy Pearl Greenville Literacy Association How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran Toast by Nigel Slater (it does exist! Doctorow Stalk me online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Like the podcast and interested in participating? I had two energizing, amazing classes last week doing this activity, so I wanted to share. Speed dating, for those of you not in the know, is an organized event with pre-registration. It came about after I had met Adam, but I had many colleagues who went to speed dating sessions throughout the city.