Word of the Day – Phobiac

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Phobiac (noun) fo-bee-ak A person with a phobia. (more…)

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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…

Publisher refuses to distribute book by officer who shot Breonna Taylor

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The publisher due to distribute The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy has cancelled their involvement due to widespread criticism. Simon & Schuster who were…

American parents demand anti-racist books removed from schools

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American parents are demanding that anti-racism books are removed from schools, according to the American Library Association. The ALA's top 10 most challenged books includes many more anti-racism titles for…

New Releases

Publisher refuses to distribute book by officer who shot Breonna Taylor

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The publisher due to distribute The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy has cancelled their involvement due to widespread criticism. Simon & Schuster who were…

JK Rowling Announces Upcoming Book, The Christmas Pig

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Fans of JK Rowling will be thrilled to hear the news that the author has written a new book for children, The Christmas Pig, and it will be released by…

Mike Pence signs seven-figure two-book deal

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Former vice-president Mike Pence has signed a publishing deal for two memoirs, reportedly worth up to $4m. The memoirs are currently untitled but are scheduled for release in 2023. Pence…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2011

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We've had a bit of a pause, so sorry about that, I guess the pandemic…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2010

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We've had a bit of a pause, so sorry about that, I guess the pandemic…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – April 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. That means we've…

Inspired by Literature

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…

Will artificially intelligent generated prose threaten poets’ livelihoods?

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Artificial intelligence has been taught how to write poetry after being provided with thousands of lines from contemporary British poets. The algorithm was fed lines from poets such as Alice…

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Quiz – Spring

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20 questions on all things literary and spring-y!   (more…)

Quizzes in Quarantine Take 2 – Page to Screen

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Another year, another lockdown. This series follows on from last summer’s Quizzes in Quarantine, lots of nice, easy bookish quizzes to entertain you during such strange times. Some old subjects…
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