Reading Excerpts

Scarlett Johansson Reads the Bible – Sexily

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With the Admin of For Reading Addicts being predominantly female it is inevitable that we share the occasional mind candy gentleman reading to us in a velvety voice that makes us go weak at the knees and turn into giggly teenagers for the duration of the reading but what about our gentlemen followers, or our lady followers that prefer their mind candy to be of the feminine persuasion? Read More

Literary Advent Calendar: Christmas in Wales

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With just a few days to go now until Christmas Day we’re almost at the end of our literary advent calendar and we hope you’ve enjoyed all the excerpts, quotes and poems. Every day of advent we’ve been snipping festive literary extracts and poems for you, and today we’re in Wales with Dylan Thomas.

A long extract today from A Child’s Christmas in Wales. If this doesn’t leave you feeling all festive, we’re not sure what will! Read More

A Christmas Carol Read by Neil Gaiman

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Did you know that Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol was originally organised in five stanza-like sections called “staves.” with the only copy of the novel in its original format being kept at the New York Public Library. This original work is known as a ‘prompt’ copy and is Dickens’s own annotated version which is used for live readings of the classical tale of a Christmas grump who is taught the error of his ways by several ghostly visitors throughout the night of Christmas eve. Read More

Literary Advent Calendar: A Christmas Carol

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For yesterday’s literary advent we had a Christmas carol, today we have an excerpt from A Christmas Carol. Every day of the festive season, we’re bringing you an excerpt or snippet from literature that will make you feel festive, and today’s is from the book that is possibly the most famous Christmas story of all after the nativity. Read More