Word of the Day – Canorous

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Canorous (adj) kan-or-us (rare) (of song or speech) melodious or resonant. Mid 17th century from Latin canorus (from canere ‘sing’) + -ous. (more…)

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Over 200 Children’s Authors Protest UK Government’s School Meals Vote

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An open letter spearheaded by author Anne Booth, and signed by over 200 children's authors and illustrators, including the likes of Philip Pullman and Malorie Blackman, has protested and condemned…

The 7 books helping Oprah Winfrey get through 2020

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Oprah Winfrey has announced the seven books that have helped her through a tumultuous 2020. The year has been strange for many and various coping mechanisms have been in place-…

Comedian Bill Bailey’s book is an ‘antidote to the frenetic whirl of modern life’.

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Bill Bailey has released a book of meditative and humorous essays to lift our spirits. The UK comedian-turned-amateur-dancer wrote and illustrated (alongside Joe Magee) the collection of essays which was…

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Comedian Bill Bailey’s book is an ‘antidote to the frenetic whirl of modern life’.

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Bill Bailey has released a book of meditative and humorous essays to lift our spirits. The UK comedian-turned-amateur-dancer wrote and illustrated (alongside Joe Magee) the collection of essays which was…

Depeche Mode under fire for selling expensive biography

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80s cult band Depeche Mode are under fire for selling their 'official history' book for hundreds of pounds. Depeche Mode fans were delighted to see them announce an official history…

Michael Rosen will publish poetry book based on COVID 19 hospital experience

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Michael Rosen, former Children's Laureate, will release a book based on his experience spending 47 days in intensive care fighting coronavirus. The beloved British author will publish Many Different Kinds…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

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,…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – October 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…

Inspired by Literature

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…

The Sandman: A TED Talk (In Blog Form)

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How dare you? How dare you, an insignificant little bird dream in a land from which dreaming is banished? This is an idea that has been germinating in my head…

Mathematics teacher creates amazing ‘book cookies’.

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Book-lover and cookie-eater, Lauren Ferrell, posted her creations on Twitter, making her followers' mouths water. The very talented Twitter user has been showing off her baking and decorating skills this…

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Quiz: Yes or No – Birth Counties

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A new series of quizzes – simply answer yes or no. 20 British authors – are their birth counties the correct one? US authors and birth states quiz to follow!…

Quiz: Yes or No – Banned Books

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A new series of quizzes – simply answer yes or no. 20 literary statements about censorship – all the circumstances are true, but is the correct book named?   (more…)
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