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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Decades Missing Words Quiz 7 – 1890s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

AZA Universe: A New Generation of Superhero

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A new universe of superheroes is here thanks to a young entrepreneur from North Carolina, USA. Jazmin Truesdale has been a proud nerd all her life, loving comic books, science…

Word of the Day – Paunch

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Paunch (noun) pawn-ch A large or protruding belly. (verb) To disembowel and animal Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pa(u)nche, based on Latin pantex, pantic-, usually in the plural in…

Author Sherrilyn Kenyon Accuses Husband of Attempting to Poison Her

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In a plot worthy of any good novel, ‘Dark Hunter’ author Sherrilyn Kenyon is suing her husband for allegedly poisoning her food for three years in an attempt to steal…

Decades Missing Words Quiz 6 – 1880s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

Publisher Sues Netflix Over “Black Mirror” Bandersnatch

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It’s been billed as a groundbreaking moment in television, Bandersnatch from Black Mirror is a choose your own adventure movie, similar to the books that were famous in the 1980s.…

Susan Sontag, Writer, Philosopher, Political Activist

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Susan Sontag (January 16th, 1933 – December 28th, 2004) was an American writer, philosopher and political activist known among readers for her essays and nonfiction works. Born Susan Rosenblatt in…

Word of the Day – Draconian

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Draconian (adj) drak-oh-nee-un (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe. Late 19th century: from the name of Draco (see Draco) + -ian. (more…)

Literary Scholar Finishes Translating the Hebrew Bible After 24 Years

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Over the past 24 years, a literary scholar named Robert Alter has been working, by hand, on a 3,000 page translation of the Hebrew bible. "I'm very particular, he said.…

Word of the Day – Isagogics

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Isagogics (adj) ai-sa-goj-iks Introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis. Mid 19th century: plural of isagogic, via Latin from Greek eisagōgikos, from…

Decades Missing Words Quiz 5 – 1870s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

New Book from Malala Yousafzai Tells Stories of Refugees

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Out this week is a brand new book from Nobel Peace Prize winner and activisit Malala Yousafzai. The book is part memoir, part communal storytelling and charts her experience travelling…

Writers for Writers Award – 2019

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Every Year, the Writers for Writers Award celebrate authors that have contributed to other the development of other writers and the broader literary community. The awards are presented at the…

The Private Lives of Authors: Theodor ‘Dr Seuss’ Geisel

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Theodor Geisel is best known as the master of zany characters and clever rhymes; the father of creations such as Fox in Socks, and The Cat in the Hat: Dr…

Decades Missing Words Quiz 4 – 1860s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

Word of the Day – Quartan

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Quartan (adj) kwor-tun Denoting a mild form of malaria causing a fever that recurs every third day. Late Middle English: from Latin ( febris) quartana, based on Latin quartus ‘fourth’…

Killing Eve Star and Charlatans Frontman Take Over a Bookshop

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Killing Eve and Doctor Who star Susan Lynch and Charlatans singer Tim Burgess have temporarily closed a bookshop in Gloucester. Cornell Books in High Street, Tewkesbury has been taken over…

Word of the Day – Keek

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Keek (verb) (Scots) keek Peeped Surreptitiously Late Middle English: perhaps related to Dutch kijken ‘have a look’. (more…)

Decades Missing Words Quiz 3 – 1850s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

Decades Missing Words Quiz 2 – 1840s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…