Word of the Day – Grimalkin

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Grimalkin (noun) (archaic) grim-al-kin a cat/a spiteful old woman Late 16th century from grey + Malkin (pet form of the given name Matilda). (more…)

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Newly Found Charles Dickens’ Lockets Reveal Inspiration Behind ‘Oliver Twist’

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The Charles Dickens Museum has recently acquired a pair of lockets that was at first thought to be evidence of a romantic tryst between the author and his sister-in-law. The…

Children have been reading more challenging books in 2020

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Children have been reported to have picked up books that are more challenging than their usual favourites during 2020. Thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown, UK students have been reading and…

The Favourite Books That Would Make People Walk Out of a First Date

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Twitter users have been sharing the book titles that would make them walk out on a first date. "You're on a first date with someone, and they tell you the…

New Releases

Duchess of Cambridge’s Lockdown Photography Book Tops Bestseller Chart

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s photography book, Hold Still, full of photos taken during the pandemic lockdown has become an instant bestseller on release after a slew of pre-orders. Hold Still…

Meghan Markle writes children’s book inspired by Harry and Archie

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is due to publish a children's book inspired by her husband Harry and their son Archie. The Bench is looking at father-son relationships reflected through…

Blake Bailey’s Philip Roth biography cancelled by publisher amid sexual abuse allegations

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Blake Bailey's highly anticipated biography of Philip Roth has been cancelled by WW Norton and Company amid sexual assault allegations faced by the author. WW Norton and Company told the…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

8 YA Books To Read Now!

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Believe it or not, people these days still love to read. And with young adult books, the reading possibilities are endless! From the amazing and real characters, to the magical…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – May 2021

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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. This month's list…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2013

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years, and we're now into the period since we launched For Reading Addicts. Today we're up…

Inspired by Literature

Graham Norton to Launch Book Club Podcast with Audible

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Some exciting news today as we hear that Graham Norton is launching his own book club podcast exclusively through Audible, and it’s to feature some exciting guests! The Graham Norton…

Magical Harry Potter-inspired Walking Tour Celebrates Trans Lives

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Queer-owned business, Exploratorium, has launched a new, Covid-safe walking tour which is inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter and declares “magic is for all!” It celebrates the colourful…

Artist draws Harry Potter scenes missing from the movies

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An artist from Orlando, Florida has drawn scenes missing from the Harry Potter movie franchise, much to the delight of Potterheads everywhere. Katie Knudson told Bored Panda: "My mother read…

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On a Poet’s Birthday – Home Thoughts, From Abroad by Robert Browning

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2021 is to read more poetry. So, this new series of quizzes, will take a poem by a famous poet on their birthday and ask…

Quiz: May – Events

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This series of quizzes uses various events – national, international, literary or historical - that take place this month to ask relevant literary questions. The events for May are; May…
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