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#LoveThisBook – a lovely day on Twitter

One of the things I love most about social media, when it works positively – particularly on Twitter – is that it gives us infinite scope for spontaneous fun. This weekend, annoyed by list after snobby list of ‘2016 Best Books’ in the literary media (blatantly ignoring anything daring to be ‘popular’), I asked people on Twitter to tell me which books they loved reading this year. Any genre, any age, any book.

What followed was a whole day of bookish loveliness.

Using the #LoveThisBook hashtag, people tweeted their favourite books – a really varied mix of well-known and not-so-well-known titles, across the genres from popular fiction to YA, childrens to non-fiction, series to literary, self-published to traditionally published. Famous authors, debut authors, new authors, established authors – all were represented. I was blown away by the response and had so much fun co-ordinating the discussions.

And then, something really lovely happened. Delighted authors began to reply, leading to heartfelt exchanges and thanks flying back and forth. As an author I know how impossibly wonderful it is to hear that someone loved my books – so to see authors meeting their readers in the #LoveThisBook chat was such a treat. Added to this, tweeters began to chat with other readers, discussing books they’d read and recommending others. After so much darkness and anger on Twitter in recent months, it was fantastic to see people united by a love of books, sharing something positive.

I’ve Storified the discussion HERE – so if you’re looking for your next read you might just find it there! You can still join the fun by tweeting your favourites. Just use the hashtag #LoveThisBook and tweet me @wurdsmyth. Happy reading!

My exclusive Halloween treat – just for you!

I promised you a special treat and asked for people who wanted to be included in it… well, here it is!

I have written an exclusive short story for you – and if you asked to be included in it you might want to take a close look at Page 2!

Halloween Cafe

 

Halloween Café began life on Monday as a series of tweets I sent from my local café after I was served by a lovely bloke who had clearly been made to wear skeleton face-paint. Lots of lovely tweethearts asked for more of the story, so I wrote it for you! It just goes to show that stories are everywhere – even in your local café!

You can view and download your copy of Halloween Café by clicking HERE.

I had so much fun writing this for you – I hope you enjoy it! xx