READ ’EM AND TWEET

CHAP­TER ONE

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MAYBE DIS­CUSSING DANIELLE STEEL’S lat­est novel in an aun­tie-ap­proved cafe be­cause ‘Han­nah’s tita loved it’ isn’t the best way to ex­pand your lit­er­ary hori­zons. Hence, the rise of on­line book clubs. They’re open 24 hours a day, you can praise or bash new ti­tles or clas­sics from be­hind the safety of an iphone screen with thou­sands of oth­ers, and they’re big­ger than a tome of Warand­peace right now. The app Litsy (think In­sta­gram for book­worms) is for post­ing snaps of your re­cent reads, then wait­ing for the com­ments and dis­sec­tion to roll in. Twit­ter and Face­book are heav­ing with celebrity-en­dorsed groups too, such as Be­tween Two Books, and the Poppy Loves club. Even Emma Wat­son has launched her own, Our Shared Shelf, on Goodreads.com, where more than 189,000 peo­ple dis­cuss a monthly read se­lected by the ac­tress.

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