4 Riverside Close

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

It starts with a murder in a seemingly sleepy cul-de-sac in North London. But who is the victim and how do all the many characters that are introduced in the beginning of the book connect to it.

I think this was a read that worked very well with the Pigeonhole fragmented reading, though I probably would have been able as well to read it in a single setting. In the beginning it was a bit confusing because there are a lot of characters which are all being introduced at the same time. And while most of them are not the especially original or stand-out characters, for some reason this didn’t really bother me this time.

I just wanted to get to the bottom of it, and it had me guessing for quite some time. Enjoyable read!

4 Riverside Close – Diana Wilkinson

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    1. Yes, of course. I am just using the block editor WordPress provides (the Star rating block). I did a quick check (you can switch those to HTML as well) and it would look like this

      figure class=”wp-block-jetpack-rating-star” style=”text-align:left”>span>★/span>span>★/span>span>★/span>/figure>
      (I have remove all the < from the code since it kept applying the code)

      though I don't know how you would code for half stars or get the shading this way.

      There might also be some variance on the looks based on which theme you are using – I'm using Baskerville 2.

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      1. Dang. How did you do that? Do I have to go watch those series of videos WP put out about the block editor?

        Sorry for asking all these questions, but I HATE the block editor but am also forcing myself to use it as WP seems like they’ve thrown their resources fully behind it, sigh.

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      2. No problem at all. I am fairly new to using WordPress so I had to start with the Block editor – it took me a day or two, but now that I have it I find it useful because I can just put stuff I often use together (like Book review layout or combinations of my fantasy and eReader pictograms together and then I don’t need to add them all the time).

        Basically you start by putting everything together once, and then select ‘Add to reusable blocks’. You can name it and later find it back whenever you want to add a block. I then change things like cover photo – star rating – review etc to the book I want to review by after adding the reusable block pressing ‘convert to normal blocks’ and that should set it free to manipulate as you want.

        For particularly complex blocks you might want to build them via ‘manage reusable blocks’ which you will find by browsing the full blocks options.

        Hope this helps, and if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to reach out! 😉

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      3. Thank you very much. I’m still getting used to using blocks in general, so I’m guessing I’ll fiddle around with creating my own personal review block sometime next month.

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      4. Best of luck. I certainly understand it is a lot to all of a sudden switch to the block editor. I had a lot of frustrations at the start, looking at what seemed huge blank space on every post. Using the preview function I have however learned that they are not in the final product, so I just ignore them now.

        Let me know how it works out and if you need any additional help =)

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