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Jessica Moyer offers a strategy for readers' advisory that draws on the appeal factors published in Joyce Saricks' "Readers Advisory Service in the Public Library". Some of her suggestions could be modified to use in a student "speed book dating" activity.
"To get started grab a book you haven't read before, by an author you don't know, and preferably one that you don't intend to read later. As you follow the steps below be sure to make notes. Remember you only have 10 minutes so read and write quickly!...[more]"