The First YALC Announcment

The day finally came where we started to get announcements for the YALC guests this year. It’s always my favourite time of the reading year when we get some information of what books to be reading before the event in July.

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LGBTQ+ Book Club Update – Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Our LGBTQ+ book club has been running for quite some time now, and we’re on our fourth book of the club! We’re all so happy with how well received all these books have been and how many people are getting involved. More so, me and Sophie have been managing to read the same books every month, which never happens and was the ultimate goal of this whole book club.

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A Change Is Gonna Come – Read-Along

We’ve held quite a few read-along’s on this blog so far, Christmas, Halloween and ones just for fun. They’re an excuse for me and Sophie to read something together more than anything and get chance to talk about a book when we’re on exactly the same page. Especially with our last few, more and more people have joined in, and we have another one for you right now.

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BEDM: LGBTQ+ Book Club Update – Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

By now you must know that we are the hosts of the LGBTQ+ book club! We started this back in March and have chosen some LGBTQ+ picks for the whole of 2017 for you to get involved with reading. Every two months we have a new book for you to read-along with us.

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Is FanFiction ‘Real’ Reading?

I spent a lot of my teenage years centred around FanFiction. I was involved in a lot of different fanbases, that had massive followings online, i also loved to read and write, which all led to me spending hours and hours sat at a computer. FanFiction is a wonderful thing that’s grown and grown since i was a kid. It means even TV shows and bands that aren’t around can be carried on with FanFiction, along with current obsessions being escalated.

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How much does social media effect my reading?

Social media has a huge impact on the world we live in today, whether or not you agree, it dictates everything that we do, how we advertise, how we portray ourselves and most of all, how much spare time we have. One of my new years resolutions this year was to put my phone down and be away from it for one to two hours each day. For people like me who are addicted to their phones (literally, i was) trust me when i say that it does a world of good.

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Christmas Read-Along Announcement

Last year we did a Christmas read-along of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and we enjoyed it so much that we’ve set up a Christmas Read-Along for Christmas 2016! One of our favourite things over on this blog is to read books with our friends, getting different opinions and views as you’re reading something together. It also allows you to have so many people to talk about what you’re reading with. It’s definitely worth the time and effort!

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