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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BBC Radio 4 to Air Gaiman’s Anansi Boys Adaptation to Worldwide Audience

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We often bring you news of BBC Radio adaptations of well known books and if you’ve ever had the chance to listen, you’ll know they’re pretty good listening. The problem…

Rowling Receives Honour from the Queen for Services to Literature

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2017 has been quite the year for J. K Rowling, in a writing career that in twenty years shows no signs of slowing down. This year has seen the Fantastic…

What Happens When Predictive Text Botnik Re-Writes Harry Potter

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What happens when a community of writers, developers, and artists get together to create something strange and wonderful? Botnik. Botnik is described as “augmented content creation” and one of its most hilarious…

Word of the Day – Embonpoint

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Embonpoint (noun) om-bon-pwa The plump or fleshy part of a person’s body, in particular a woman’s bosom. Late 17th century: from French en bon point ‘in good condition’.

A Very Literary Hanukah!

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A very happy Hanukah to our Jewish Reading Addicts! If you are looking for some bookish ideas to spruce up you Hanukah celebrations then look no further. We have gathered…

Missing Words – Christmas Stories

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18 famous Christmas stories each with a word missing from the title. Simply find the missing word.  

Pro Skateboarder Writes Skateboarding Book for Children

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From an early age, children are often encouraged to try out new sports like football, hockey, and baseball. However, parents aren’t usually too eager to encourage their little ones to…

Word of the Day – Indubitable

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Indubitable (adj) in-doo-bit-ab-l Without doubt, unquestionable. Late Middle English: from Latin indubitabilis, from in- ‘not’ + dubitabilis (see dubitable).

First All-Female Authored Doctor Who Short Story Collection Coming

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The Day She Saved the Doctor When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the new Doctor, and the first ever female incarnation of the character, half the world lost its mind….

Film and Television Influence Amazon’s Most Read Fiction of 2017

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According to Amazon the list of 2017’s most popular books includes some old favourites, however it is (perhaps unsurprisingly to many readers) heavily influenced by popular television adaptations. Many believe that…

Word of the Day – Paterfamilias

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Paterfamilias (noun) pay-tuh-fam-il-ee-as The head of the family or household Latin, literally ‘father of the family’.

Top Seven Crowdfunding Tips for Authors

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In the past, large publishing companies had full control over which authors got to share their work with the world. The concept of self-publishing shifted the dynamics of the industry…

Amusingly Titled Gay Pulp Fiction of the 20th Century

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Pulp fiction is a popular and cheap way to produce books of low quality for mass consumption. In the early to mid-20th century popular pulp fiction titles included rather risqué…

Winter Weather Missing Words

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Baby, it’s cold outside! 18 wintery themed books, just match up the missing word from the title.  

Word of the Day – Nemophilist

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Nemophilist (noun) (rare) nem-o-fi-list A person who loves or is drawn to woods or forests. Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From ancient Greek νέμος wooded…

David Tennant is… The Highway Rat

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Coming to the BBC this Christmas Day is a half hour animation of the picture book: The Highway Rat. The author, Julia Donaldson, is well known for The Gruffalo, and her continued collaboration with…

Blackwell’s Names its Book of the Year 2017

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It’s that time of year when we reflect over the past year in literature to see what the real stand out releases of the year were. This week Blackwell’s Bookshops…

Word of the Day – Acyrologia

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Acyrologia (noun) a-ky-ro-loj-ee-a Inexact, inappropriate or improper use of a word. malapropism. from Hellenistic Greek ἀκυρολογία from ancient Greek ἀ- + κῦρος authority + -λογία.

Wilde Season at Vaudeville

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“One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.” That famous quote from one of Wilde’s best know plays, “A Woman of No Importance”, is…

Noel A Novel: The Most Festive Game on Twitter

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Around this time of year, Twitter users gather together by the fireplace of the World Wide Web to come up with some fabulously festive versions of their favourite books. #NoelANovel…