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More like a bloody Sure Start Center these days...
Review of Library services by thedevilinme

Advantages: Free to use
Disadvantages: Degraded every eyar

My local library service is like a crèche these days, packed full of screaming kids playing on plastic castles, the books scattered around the place they are supposed to be reading, used to build the ramparts, libraries the new Sure Start centers as the T ... Read review

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G-ood piece. Losing the urban Library would be like a city losing its mind. by 1st2thebar
I don't bother with my local library anymore. it is quiet - but they have so few books it just isn't work the effort. A few old tattered Goosebumps books for the kids, a handful of second rate storybooks, technology books with reel to reel tape decks - My god those went out even before my time. The head librarian said they didn't really do books anymore. What's the point then? by Marge3781

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30.09.2014 11:10
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Read for free...
Review of Library services by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Good community resource.
Disadvantages: Some charges.

...am writing this review on library services, however I am going to have to state at the outset that I am writing this based on my experiences of having used the library services in Plymouth. And so therefore, any similarities or differences I hope are go ... Read review

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I cant remember the last time I visited a library by wazza115
Well reviewed.x by Pmshack99

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28.09.2014 19:21
The library rocks!!
Review of Library services by MrsW2011

Advantages: Amazing service in Bethnal Green and amazing choices!
Disadvantages: Replacing people with computers

I am here to defend the local library. Is there any need for the local library? Yes, there definitely is. At every stage of my life so far, I have needed the library. I have loved books since childhood, and although many of you will laugh at this, a t ... Read review

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Sadly the internet appears to make library services ever more marginal - great to read someone so eloquently. R. by RICHADA
Hi Absinthe_Fairy - I have just posted this on the website - hopefully it may help a bit! In my local library, the machines have replaced the people, so the ones left have less time to help with anything else, as they are normally rushing around. It's such a shame. by MrsW2011

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24.10.2011 22:50
Libraries are Great Places!
Review of Library services by ruth1957

Advantages: Great Places
Disadvantages: None

...more than borrowing books. My little library as so much going on I am amazed that the different types of activiteis for all age groups. There is Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time for the babies ... Read review

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I should visit my local more often. by hillhead
I must admit my first two actions in a new area are 1) find the nearest disabled toilet; and 2) join the local library . . . I am now a member in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley, Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire . . . and they have differing protocols for computer use, which is the main use l make of them, along with reading books off the shelves to occupy the day while my husband teaches supply at a local secondary school . . . ♥ jes ♥ by jesi

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11.10.2009 16:00
Try servicing the library.
Review of Library services by dynamicnurse

Advantages: See text.
Disadvantages: See text.

...review on using your local library services. I was a little surprised as to the area that it was in, but hey ho that is Ciao for you as they put it there supposedly! But anyway, ba ... Read review

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Unfortunately here in Derbyshire they don't seem to be keen on spending money on book, our local library shelves are half empty everytime I go in and there never seems to be many people in there borrowing books by paulpry118
We actually have a library van that comes to our village that all of 3 people can fit in at a time but it is very sociable by catsholiday

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19.08.2009 20:59
TOUGH DISCIPLINE
Review of Writing short stories by paulyvous

Advantages: TESTS YOUR WRITING SKILLS
Disadvantages: CAN BE TRICKY TO GET RIGHT!

The FOUR main things you need to look at are: PLOT/STORY Get that 'burning' idea down on paper. 'Just write it down'! Don't stop to think at this first stage. You've probably had this idea running around in your head for a while. Once it's on paper ... Read review

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"Rules must be learned before they're broken/ A truer word was never spoken." by torr

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24.07.2009 13:27
"Free Samples" a work in progress.
Review of Writing novels by migitaldave

Advantages: Hopefully there are some
Disadvantages: Tell me

This is the first chapter of my book. I am currently on chapter 6 and am looking for some invaluable tips/pointers. I know its hard to tell where its going from such a short caption but i though it would be a good template to use on this topic as well. C ... Read review

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Great stuff by tractor-boy
This sounds really good! xxx by Luvlylana

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24.02.2009 12:40
Tips on writing a short story
Review of Writing short stories by cletus12

Advantages: Makes good work
Disadvantages: Maybe be time constrain

...think you are creative in writing and imaginations? Can you create stories be it fiction or reality based, there are some facts you should know about before you start writing. You have to know that the most important thing is the punctuations and g ... Read review

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29.01.2009 19:41
(29.01.2009 18:24)
War Horse Review
Review of Childrens reading by barbhesson

Advantages: great
Disadvantages: none

This is may favorite Michael Morpurgo book so far. Told in the voice of a young red horse it touches your heart with many ups and downs. Set in 1914, Joey is first bought by Albert's father buys him in a drunken fit so that his neighbor can not have hi ... Read review

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Unlike Lexy I didn't spot the misplaced category here, never mind it is still a good first attempt - a very warm welcome to Ciao. Richard. by RICHADA
If you email Ciao (info@ciao.co.uk) they can move this into the right category for you (which is http://www.ciao.co.uk/War_Horse_Michael_Morpurgo__6998532). Maybe you could post the rest of your review on here as well? by Bollinger28

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27.12.2008 02:32
Poetry the mirror of LIFE
Review of Writing poetry by panget20

Advantages: Understand more about Poetry
Disadvantages: Nothing

What is Poetry? Whoooahhh...,It has many definitions for as long as many poets evolved. They defined Poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. Poetry is a lot of things to a lot of people. I am not a poet but it does not mean poetry has ... Read review

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Nice! Welcome to Ciao! by TheChosen1
Hi, Welcome to Ciao..... by majeedkazi

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11.11.2008 11:31
(11.11.2008 11:30)
Poets should stop now !
Review of Writing poetry by Sean_23

Advantages: You'll have more friends
Disadvantages: No more manuscripts to carry around

Poetry is not for the shy. Nor is it for those who would like to lock themselves away on a weekly basis in the comfort of fellow poets to read their work and discuss the finer points of its punctuation. Nobody should be allowed to judge your writing, peri ... Read review

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If that's the advice you're trying to impart, you need to make it a little clearer, as this isn't the obvious message. by Soho_Black
The advice is that poets should see if they really have a voice and not partake of poetry groups and writing just because they think they are "poets". A little harsh ? Perhaps, but there is too much bad poetry in the world already. by Sean_23

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16.06.2008 18:29
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WRITING PLAYS AND SERIES FOR BBC RADIO 4
Review of Writing plays by Janeyboo

Advantages: Fantastic way to get your writing heard
Disadvantages: Intense competition

HOW BBC RADIO COMMISSIONING WORKS I've had work commissioned by BBC Radio 4 with no prior knowledge, so knowing how difficult it seems, being on the outside, I thought I'd pass on my experience and a few tips. It's a fantastic medium and only limited b ... Read review

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Very interesting, and like all good material, I am waiting for the next episode, in which you describe the payment process, formatting, who to sleep with and so on. by JeffFromPoole
Very interesting. Of course, I am now wondering how well paid writing for radio 4 is - how much could a new writer expect to get if one of their plays was accepted? by Collingwood21

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27.04.2008 14:54
(27.04.2008 14:58)
Write and Survive in Magazines!
Review of Writers Advice on Writing for magazines by Janeyboo

Advantages: Varied and Exciting
Disadvantages: You need a thick skin

I used to write a column and features for women's UK magazines. I only stopped because I was commissioned to write a radio script. But I had (and still don't have) any special training or friends in the business. I happened to send in an idea that appea ... Read review

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Lots of useful info there. Very good review xx by manlybeach
Very interesting review, an excellent guide to the subject. I know where you are coming from, I was recently offered £32 for a 800 word article by a well known publication. I'd have got more for submitting a letter to their readers page! Thanks but no thanks! Linda x by brittle1906

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26.04.2008 23:13
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