The Literary Club

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A Queer Reading Corner: Some of the Best LGBTQ+ Centric ...

‘Booktok’. This is a word you may have heard before, especially if you’re equal parts avid social media user and avid reader, like me. This label belongs to a community of young people who gather on the app TikTok to discuss all things literature. The short videos made by these creators showcase book recommendations, storyline discourse, and reviews a-plenty.
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Can We Still Enjoy Harry Potter?

“The Death of the Author” has been a hot topic across the internet over the last few years and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been at its epicenter. YouTuber, author and video-essayist Lindsay Ellis has made a few insightful videos on the topic. The concept originates with French literary critic Roland Barthes who argued that once a piece of art or literature was unleashed unto the world it was no longer solely the property of the author or creator. ...
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Independent Bookshop Week 2021 – what it is and how ...

The Independent Bookshop Week 2021 will take place from Saturday 19th June – Saturday 26th June. Its aim is to celebrate the wonderful indie bookshops scattered around the UK and Ireland. Part of Books Are My Bag, a nationwide campaign run by the Booksellers Association, Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) is an opportunity for us to celebrate our hard-working and deeply treasured independent bookshops.
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Get Ready for Emilia Clarke’s Superhero Comic about Periods. Yes, ...

Emilia Clarke is switching her successful acting career, for the time being, for her first three-issue comic book. Clarke describes her decision to create and write a comic book as something that was purely a “selfish” experiment. However, seeing as comic book shops are stereotypically male-only spaces and comic books are gendered towards those who identify as male, Clarke has created a comic specifically designed to empower those who menstruate – something that is unique and certainly not a traditional ...