LovetoRead weekend and Reading Hack
1 November 2016
The BBC has launched #LovetoRead, a campaign to
celebrate reading. A comprehensive and exciting season of
programmes is putting reading centre-stage this autumn with
programmes featuring Sue Townsend, Michael Palin, Marlon James,
Willy Russell, Julie Walters, Chris Packham, Suggs, Cerys Matthews,
Andrew Marr and many more. For full details, see the BBC website. See also The Bookseller 18 October 2016.
As part of the campaign, there's a BBC #LovetoRead
weekend on 5 and 6 November and the Reading
Agency is getting involved with the Reading Hack
does #LoveToRead festival. This is a celebration of young
people, books and libraries taking place over the next two weeks
ahead of the #LovetoRead weekend. As part of the celebration, young
people in libraries around the country are being asked to 'hack'
the books they love. Authors can get involved too by hacking their
own books (or a book that they love) on Twitter or Instagram.
They'll be joining thousands of people sharing and recommending
books on the #LoveToRead hashtag during this time and tagging
You can hack a book in one of three ways:
- Recommend a book that has improved your wellbeing in a
- Recreate the plot or title of a favourite book in six words,
pictures or emojis.
- Adapt a scene from a book into a short film on Instagram.
Happy hacking! See more on the Reading Hack website.