Gloria Steinem Loves Emma Watson's Book Club

That's quite a seal of approval


Emma Watson's feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, already has well over 100,000 members on - including us and Karlie Kloss.

But it has one fan of particular note: Gloria Steinem.

The seminal feminist writer and activist said this morning that she was 'so honoured' that her book, 'My Life On The Road', was chosen by Watson as the club's first read.

Who has their book? #OurSharedShelf #BookClub #MyLifeOnTheRoad

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'The book club is so important,' she told BBC Breakfast. 'It's such a wonderful thing she's done, using her well-knowness [sic] to raise awareness.'

The plaudit comes as Watson revealed she is to take a year off from acting to concentrate on 'personal development'.

Hey @emmawatson, about that book club... Count me in! 📚

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'I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one,' she told Paper Magazine. 'My own personal task is to read a book a week, and also to read a book a month as part of my book club. I’m doing a huge amount of reading and study just on my own.'

Steinem also used her interview this morning to 'apologise' for Donald Trump, who won the state of Nevada last night on his campaign trail to become a US presidential candidate.

'He's an embarassment,' she said, adding that she was thankful the UK had debated banning him following his comments on banning Muslims from entering the US.

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