READ ’EM AND TWEET
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.