Word of the Day – Fossick

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Fossick (verb) fos-ik (Aus/NZ) Rummage; search. Mid 19th century (referring to mining): probably from the English dialect sense ‘obtain by asking’ (i.e. ‘ferret out’). (more…)

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6,000 books to be given by Children’s Books Ireland in the run-up to Christmas

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In the run-up to Christmas, it has been announced that 6,000 children's books will be given by Children’s Books Ireland, with help from the Arts Council and KPMG. The Irish…

Tokyo’s Waseda University to Open the Haruki Murakami Library Next Year

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With novels such as Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, and IQ84, Japanese author Haruki Murakami has become one of Japan's most successful authors and has managed to become a…

$1.5 million paid at auction for rare Batman comic book

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A Detective Comics (DC) comic book from 1939 was sold at auction for $1.5 million. The DC comic #27 boasts the first appearance of Batman, and was the highest price…

New Releases

Barack Obama’s ‘A Promised Land’ Sells Over 1 Million Copies in Its First Week

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Last week, former US president Barack Obama published his highly anticipated memoir A Promised Land. The book went straight to the top of the charts and sold extremely well within…

Top YA Authors Collaborate for Exciting 2021 Book Release

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Six top, powerhouse YA writers have announced an exciting new collaboration to be released in 2021. Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), Tiffany D. Jackson (Grown), Nic Stone (Dear Martin), Angie Thomas…

Staff at Jordan Peterson’s publishers protest new book

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A new book from controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has prompted complaints from staff. Peterson’s upcoming book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is a follow-up to his global bestseller…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – November 2020

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It's a new month,and that means it's time to see what you've all been reading as we collate the For Reading Addicts Top 20, chosen by you. That means we've…

8 of the Scariest books of 2020

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Halloween looks a little different this year for many people, and we’re all finding ways to be scared that don’t involve mass gatherings. So today, we’re recommending ten new(ish) books…

10 Travelogues and Similar to Take You on an Armchair Adventure

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It’s not really been the year for travel has it? Covid has been pretty harsh on the entire world, and along with the serious effects on entire countries and economies,…

Inspired by Literature

NaNoWriMo – The World’s Most Written About Cities

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With National Novel Writing Month, AKA NaNoWriMo, in full swing, you may be finding yourself staring at your screen or notepad, battling with writer’s block and struggling for inspiration but…

What if famous classic authors were on Twitter

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How would your favourite classic author spend their time on social media? Would they argue, debate, or rant? Would they overuse hashtags or post pictures of their lunch? Some may…

UK comedian turns the tables on terrible male authors

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A UK stand up comedian has turned the tables on awful male writers writing female characters. Tiff Stevenson has been a comedian for 20 years, and is a force of…

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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – James Madison – 1809

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

MiniQuiz! Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Thomas Jefferson – 1801

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…
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