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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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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