Reading Sprints

This year in particular, I’ve been trying my best to find ways of reading more and keeping concentration on reading. Reading more productively if you will. This has always been my biggest downfall. When it comes to my TBR pile and hitting my yearly goals.

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Currently Reading – Update

I’ve gotten in to the habit now of talking about what i’m reading at the moment, my choices, why i made them and what i like/don’t like. It’s always a little more informal than a wrap-up or something similar. So here are the things that i’m currently reading…

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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: 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 Conflicting Thoughts on Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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fangirlI updated this a little on our blog twitter and on my own personal one too. However I really needed to do a post to air all this out. I started reading Fangirl because everyone was talking about it (still! A few years after publication!) so I thought it must be amazing. I’d definitely say it’s one of the most well loved YA books of our generation. Continue reading

‘That’ Article about Zoe Sugg

Quite a lot of controversy has risen in the last few days regarding Zoe Sugg and her ability to decline children’s literacy skills. An article written by the Daily Mail (boo) and followed up by The Guardian has been floating around which claims Zoella is in fact to blame for children sticking to ‘basic books’ instead of challenging themselves int he reading field.

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