My Rating System

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I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog over the last two years sharing my book reviews with you. I’ve pretty much reviewed every single book i’ve read in the last couple of years and posted it up for others to see, and these include a star rating out of five handily placed at the bottom of the page. But i’ve never really discussed what my rating system is and what a book entails to have a one star or five star review. Here’s the explanation for you!

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The Warner Bros. Studio Tour (Harry Potter)

Last weekend i embarked on my fourth trip to the studios, in which i once again marveled at how small Daniel Radcliffe actually is, drank Butterbeer and walked down Diagon Ally. I realised that i’ve never written a blog post about how much i love this experience and how much it amazes me every time i go, especially when taking first-timers with me who are taking everything in. Here’s a little bit about my experiences after my fourth trip.
(This post will contain spoilers and photos from the tour, do not continue if you haven’t been and don’t wish to know or see anything).

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BEDM: Popular Culture References in Books

Popular culture references are something that cannot be avoided. They’re everywhere and we make them in day to day life more than we’d imagine. They are popping up in songs, movies and even more commonly, books.

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BEDM: A Reader Who Writes

chatRecently, I’ve been getting more into writing again. When I was younger, I used to write quite a lot, be that fanfiction, short stories or even just diary entries each day or week. I loved it, especially when I was really in the mood to write and could keep writing for hours at a time. I had a lull in writing the past couple of years but now I’m back at it again!

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BEDM: Book Blogging Tips

This blog started out as a hobby for me, and it still is. I absolutely adore writing and documenting my bookish thoughts and feelings and sharing them with so many people. During my two years on this site now i have picked up a few tips, tricks and hacks for book bloggers out there that might be struggling.

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BEDM: My Favourite Books (and why!)

chatFor a while now, I’ve wanted to talk about my favourite books and how much I love them and what it is that I love about them. I’m always really interested in other people’s favourite books and one of the best things is when someone is passionate about something! I’ve decided to choose half of my favourites for this post as I’d like to write about some of my others at a different time in more detail.  Continue reading

BEDM: Fan Casting Book Characters

chatSometimes when reading a book, I picture someone pretty much instantly as one of the characters. It may be the way they are described or their personality but something jumps out at me and I can just imagine a certain actor playing that part. I’ve recently found a few people who don’t like doing this or have never done it and I was intrigued because I just assumed it was natural!  Continue reading