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The Best Response To The Oscars Mix-Up!

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The Oscars has seen its fair share of controversy, mishaps, and mistakes, and 2017 was no exception!

A confused Warren Beatty and an oblivious Faye Dunaway were meant to announce the winner of Best Picture but had been given the Best Actress card by mistake. This meant ‘La La Land’ was announced as Best Picture instead of the true winner ‘Moonlight’!

After the mistake was rectified, and red faces had stopped burning from embarrassment, people took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the matter…

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Celebrating the Bookmobile

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Coming from a rural location, the sight of the mobile library as a child was a welcome one, and these mobile libraries still operate around the UK, albeit under limited funding and resources. Around the world and through history people have relied on these bookmobiles for education and literary enlightenment, especially in hard to reach locations, and often funded by charity. Read More

Banned From Every Single Library

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Here at For Reading Addicts we love to receive correspondence from our followers and many of you send in stories and news items that you have found and thought that perhaps we might like. Follower Brandon Owens is one such person and he sent us in this news item from 2013 which we thought was horrifying and nauseating in equal measures. Read More

Most Borrowed UK Library Books: 2015-2016

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The Girl on the Train was first published back in January 2015 and has since become a huge hit. Not only did the novel debut at No. 1 in the New York Times bestseller list, it remained there for 13 weeks straight.

By March of 2015 the psychological thriller had sold over a million copies and by October of 2016, over 15 million copies had been sold worldwide. The book was once again hurled into the mainstream when a film adaptation starring Emily Blunt was released in late 2016. It certainly looks like the book has struck a chord. Read More

Library in “Town of Books” Hay-on-Wye Under Threat

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We’ve heard a lot about government cuts and library closures in the UK in recent months and it seems that nothing is sacred as it’s announced that Hay-on-Wye Public Library is the latest under threat!

Hay-on-Wye is Britain’s most famous book town and the Hay Festival is famous worldwide, but it seems even a town that brings in thousands of bibliophiles a year, can’t save its library. Read More