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Hello Reader,

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I have a HUGE favour to ask you all. Basically, as those of you who read my posts often are probably aware, the reason I set up my blog was for my EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). This will help me get into Uni, so it’s kind of a big deal, I’ve loved every second of writing my blog. And therefore I will be continuing to write it even after I’ve submitted my EPQ (that’s around Christmas time). 

Anyway, what I need you guys to do is email me at;

jessdrain@hotmail.co.uk

And tell me what you think of my blog, just a paragraph or so will do (write more if you like, that would be great). Because for my EPQ I need to include an evaluation section. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a follower, as I understand some of you view my blog via Facebook.  

Thank you so much! I need as many opinions as possible, so please take 5 minuets of your time to send me an email, or comment below if you’d prefer but emailing makes it easier as it’s all in one place and easier to access anywhere. 

Regards,
Jess xxxx

 

 

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Announcement!

Good afternoon WordPress!

Ok so, I go back to college on Tuesday, omg I have so much work to do before then. So just a heads up, I WILL be posting for the 30 Day Book Challenge, but that’s about it for the time being. I don’t have time to read as much as I’d like at the moment D: I know it’s horrible. I must say though,a new book has arrived in the post today…Although it’s for college, you might get a review on that soon!

Happy blogging,
Jess xxxx

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”Why do you read?”

Hello fellow my Book Worms!

I’m sure you’ve all be asked the same question so many times it’s unreal, because some people really just don’t get it. There are a number of different reasons to read! But which reason or reasons do you read?

 To learn new things:  Reading allows you to access new information that you might never have even thought about before. Whether it’s for pleasure or simply to aid your studying, reading is a great way to learn new things. Whether it’s about a historical event, politics, certain people or cultures. If your one of those people who goes to the library just because you want to know more about a particular area then that’s why you read.

Story land: If you love to live novels that simply tell a wonderful story then that’s why you read. It’s nice to read a story about things that just aren’t possible in the real world and sometimes that’s both good and bad. Magic, castles, ‘baddies’ and ‘goodies’ are always great to read about. It’s not just more mythical stories you love, stories about real life people or more realistic events are great to read about too. As you can relate to those characters.

Not much else to do: So it’s a Tuesday night and all your friends are busy with college and family or whatever. There’s not much on TV and you really don’t feel like going anywhere. Reading it a way to pass time in a calm manner. If you want to take a break from your studies but you don’t know how to, then it’s something constructive to do. Many Book Worms will feel this is not a good enough excuse to read, and I myself would have to agree.

 Escape: Sometimes when things get a little bit too tough, sitting down with a book for half an hour makes you feel so much better. As you’re no longer living your own life full of money, relationship and educational stress. Instead you’re in a world of magic or dystopia (the dystopia making you feel grateful for what you do have). It’s a stress relief and places you somewhere care free. -That’s certainly my main reason for reading.

What’s yours?

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Dear Bloggers,

I’m not sure how frequently I should write these so I’m gunna do these like once a week. My life isn’t too interesting anyway so you won’t be missing out on anything dire. Anyway I’m here to complain as I just picked Gaskell’s North and South back up and I feel as though I should give it a chance by reading it all, but I really don’t want to.  Anyway, yes so do I carry on with it or don’t I? hmmmm.

Anyway, that’s enough about books for now. What’s been going on in the real world…not a lot to be honest. Ok well last night I went to a party (yes people who read a lot also go to parties) and yeah that was good. Of course I embarrassed myself and phoned a few people I shouldn’t have done, but yeah that’s alcohol for you. College is starting soon! In fact I have my interview on the 2nd of September about what A2’s I’m doing…I literally don’t know if I can deal with another and a much harder year of History eugh!

For drama our devised play is based on ‘Political Theatre’ so basically something that pisses you off. However I can’t think what to do it on! I mean lots of things irritate me but hmm I have no idea. I know, you guys give me some ideas!

I really do have appalling language when I’m writing more personal blogs, so yes I’m sorry if any of you find it offensive. And I’m sorry if I’m breaking the lovely stereotype you probably have of the British, because I really don’t talk posh…however I do like tea!

I started the 30 Day Book Challenge! I don’t think it can be that difficult.. I mean I use WordPress everyday. Oh, who am I kidding I’ll run out of time! Especially when college starts back up and my teachers decide that they want to drown me in essays, eugh! I need some new ideas, I see people posting all these really interesting things to do with reading or something like that and I’m like ”here have another book review!” I mean sureeee, that’s what my blog was designed for but ya know couldn’t hurt to add other stuff. So if you have any ideas, let me know 🙂

My TBR list is extremely long and know there are other books out there that I want to read as well but I want do get through them steadily, so here are some:

Ellis Island: Kate Kerrigan
The Lovely Bones: Alice Sebold
The Help: Katheryn Stockett
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Anne Brontë

And of course there are many more, but if you see any in that list that you’d like to know more about then let me know and I’ll get reading.

Posts to look forward to this week

-My continuing of the 30 Day Book Challenge *dies a bit inside*
-I’ll be answering the question that all book worms get asked countless times… ”Why do you read?”
-And of course my weekly book review on…watch this space.

Thanks for reading
-Jess xxxx

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Harry Potter Studios- London

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For some reason WordPress won’t let me post separate posts on my Between Reading section :S What do I do? Otherwise I have to use the same post for all my blogs by editing it and copying the new text in? Confusedddddd.

Anyway, the link is to my experience of The Harry Potter Studios [London] Enjoy! xxx

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