Kath’s Blog

For Reading Addicts has more to offer than just your run of the mill book reviews, I love to give our readers a bit more to get their proverbial teeth into! While I used to run FRA alone, we now have lots of enthusiastic literature lovers to help. As well as in the blog and pages sections, you’ll find us around our social media pages too so please try and remember we are people too, not just words on a screen.

It is on this page that you will find a whole plethora of interesting articles from the polls that require your input to a Word of the Day. In amongst the pages here you will find ‘me’ and hopefully, with your continued support – ‘you’ too.

My only sadness about the pages of Kath’s blog is that each new post does not have the same unmistakeable aroma of a new book, that you cannot feel the pages but rest assured, as much heart and soul has gone into these pages as a newly published novel.

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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – He who shall not be named – 2017

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

‘Book-face’ is back and better than ever!

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Book-face, the internet game where readers match a book cover against their own face with amazing results, has been around since the mid-2010s. The last group to play the game…

Word of the Day – Proach

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Proach (verb) (archaic) pr-o-ch To approach, come near. Late Middle English; earliest use found in Henry Lovelich (fl. 1450), poet. Aphetic from approach. (more…)

MiniQuiz: Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Barack Obama – 2009

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

Duchess of Cornwall has started a book club and you are invited!

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Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, is a lifelong book lover and is the Patron of The Royal Society of Literature, BookTrust and First Story, among others. The Duchess is now…

Word of the Day – Scantily

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Scantily (adverb) skan-til-ee In a way that is small or insufficient in quantity or amount. (more…)

New Biography, Written from the Author’s Diaries, Tell Fascinating Story of the Complicated Patricia Highsmith

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A new biography, to be released later this month, is to delve into the deep and mysterious life of Patricia Highsmith, author of various novels including The Talented Mr Ripley,…

MiniQuiz: Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – George W Bush – 2001

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

Word of the Day – Whimsical

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Whimsical (adj) wim-sik-al Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way. (more…)

MiniQuiz: Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Bill Clinton – 1993

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

The music taste of the main characters in the Harry Potter series

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The Harry Potter series has become a classic since its conception in the 1990s and fans today still write fan-fiction and create art inspired by the stories and characters. One…

Word of the Day – Obeisance

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Obeisance (noun) o-bees-ans Deferential respect. Late Middle English (in the sense ‘obedience’): from Old French obeissance, from obeissant ‘obeying’, present participle of obeir. (more…)

MiniQuiz: Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – George HW Bush – 1989

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

‘The Great Gatsby’ Is Now in the Public Domain, and We Want a Muppets Adaptation

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As we reported, at the start of this year, many classic works went into the public domain, including one of the finest novels from the United States, The Great Gatsby.…

Word of the Day – Wanton

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Wanton (adj) won-tun (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked. (dated) Sexually unrestrained or having many casual sexual relationships (typically used of a woman). Middle English wantowen ‘rebellious,…

Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane, Coming Soon to Netflix

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A Netflix series adaptation for Kristin Hannah’s novel, Firefly Lane was first announced back in February 2019 when it was revealed that the streaming service had ordered 10 episodes. Firefly…

MiniQuiz: Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Ronald Reagan – 1981

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

Word of the Day – Concupiscence

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Concupiscence (noun) kon-coop-is-ens Strong sexual desire; lust. Middle English via Old French from late Latin concupiscentia, from Latin concupiscent- ‘beginning to desire’, from the verb concupiscere, from con- (expressing intensive…

MiniQuiz: Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Jimmy Carter – 1977

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A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789…

Books to help guide children through difficult topics

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2020 was a challenging time and there are bound to be challenging times ahead so how can we help children understand all the difficult feelings they could be experiencing? Fear,…