25 GIFs Only Reading Addicts Will Appreciate

We know how much you love to laugh so we have created 25 GIFs especially for our Reading Addicts.

Some will produce a wry smile, others will make you shout “I KNOW, RIGHT?!” and many will make you laugh out loud. They are of varying sizes and themes but all will tickle you in some way or other.

We hope you will find a GIF for every bookish eventuality: if not let us know what we have missed and we shall endeavour to produce more funnies for you!




1. No regrets, right?

2. When the wait is finally over…

3. Thursdays are meant for reading! Just like every other day…

4. Go on, you know you want to…

5. When you have just finished the final book in an epic series…

6. Sometimes I try not to get too emotionally attached…

7. Two of my most favourite words are “BOOK” and “SALE”…

8. My weekend is fully BOOKed…

9. Who needs sleep anyway?!

10. DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?

11. Some people see an open book and think it is an invitation for a conversation!

12. Don’t you just hate it when that happens!

13. When the movie misrepresents the book…

14. Book shopping is my favourite kind…

15. That moment when it all falls apart…



16. When you just have to dance a jig!

17. For those Reading Addicts with a dark side.

18. Ooh there’s a good bit coming up!

19. Some books can really punch you in the gut!

20. Just… One… More… Chapter…

21. Reading Addicts flirting is like:

22. This is why it is always good to have your book with you:

23. Some books drag you into their world completely!

24. When a character needs beating about the head with their own book.

25. Why do people insist on talking so much and so often?!

Phew! That’s the first 25… We hope you enjoyed them!

Keep your eyes open for the next 25 GIFs especially created for Reading Addicts…

Happy reading, Addicts.




Explore ‘The Sinking City’, a video game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft

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It may surprise you to learn that many video games released over the years have been inspired by books. The Witcher games are based upon the Polish fantasy series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, Spec Ops: The Line is a modern retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and BioShock takes cues from the likes of Ayn Rand, George Orwell, and Aldous Huxley.

Those of you who enjoy video games and books will want to check out The Sinking City, an upcoming game from Frogwares. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, The Sinking City sees players exploring an open city where things aren’t all they seem. Read More

Zoe Ball’s Book Club: 10 Summer Reads

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A few weeks ago we brought you the news that Zoe Ball was to launch a television book club. That airs next month and now the 10 books that are to be featured have been announced.

The Zoe Ball Book Club will run for ten weeks and views will be able to see the host welcome an expert panel and celebrity guests to talk about the reads each week. A week is a very short time to read each book and so we have the heads up on the books that will be featured.

For those who want to watch the show it will air every Sunday night at 8:30, and for those who want to get ahead on their reading, here are the featured books.

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Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter comes to television!

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Sweetbitter is Stephanie Danler’s debut novel, published in May 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf. The story is based in part on Danler’s experience of working as a waitress while studying in New York City. Sweetbitter follows Tess, a 22-year-old who arrives in New York ready to start a new life where she’s invited to train at one of the best restaurants in the New York City. Tess is throw into that adrenaline-fuelled world quickly, and becomes enamoured with the people and sense of belonging she is offered, but eventually learns who she can truly trust.

In various articles Danler has said that although she has some in common with the novel’s protagonist Tess, she is not based on the author: “[she] quickly became a character, and is in many ways much better and much worse at life than I was at that age”.

The adaptation of the novel will star  Ella Purnell as Tess, alongside Tom Sturridge as Jake, Caitlin FitzGerald as Simone, Evan Jonigkeit as Will, Eden Epstein as Ari, Jasmine Mathews as Heather, Daniyar as Sasha, and Paul Sparks as Howard.

You can watch Sweetbitter on Starz from May 6th 2018.

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New book adaptation television series to star Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a new television series adapted from a critically acclaimed novel on Showtime.

Cumberbatch will play Patrick Melrose, the titular character of the new series, adapted from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Edward St Aubyn’s novels.

Melrose, the main character, struggles with the damage caused by a horribly abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned his behaviour. Each episode, written by BAFTA nominee David Nicholls, is devoted to one of the five novels.
The series will also star Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving as the parents of Patrick Melrose.

The SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic series will be directed by Edward Berger.

Catch new episodes of Patrick Melrose Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT only on SHOWTIME.

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The Private Lives of Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on the 7th of February, 1867 and died on the 10th of February, 1957. The American writer was best known for the children’s book series Little House on the Prairie (1932 to 1943), based on her childhood as a part of a settler and pioneer family.

A television series was produced in the 70s and 80s and was loosely based on Ingalls’ books- it starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura and Michael Landon as her father, Charles. She is still celebrated today all across the USA, with museums and honouring her, and her name marking her previous homesteads throughout the country.

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