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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 @ReadingHackers.

You can hack a book in one of three ways:

  • Recommend a book that has improved your  wellbeing in a creative way.
  • 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.