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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Netflix First Teaser for Manga Classic Death Note Released

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The news that Netflix is to adapt classis manga series Death Note has been received with trepidation by fans of the series. Originally purchased by Warner, production switched to Netflix…

6 Books that Offer Insight into The Troubles

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Ireland has a long and beautiful history, but much of it has been marked with fighting for an independent Ireland. The Irish War for Independence run from 1919 to 1921…

10 Comical Tweets About Classic Literature

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Sometimes Twitter provides the best means for procrastination and is often a rich treasure trove of hilarity. This is one of those times. So you don’t have to trawl through a bunch…

Word of the Day – Abnormous

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Abnormous (adj) (rare) ab-nor-mus Originally meant irregular, misshapen, but has come to mean overly enormous. Mainly US American use. Earliest use of this is 1747 by bookseller Edmund Curll, thought…

Inspector Morse Author, Colin Dexter Dies

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Today we hear the sad news that Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books has died peacefully at home aged 86. A statement from his publisher today stated that…

10 of My Favourite Lines from Poetry

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Poetry is so subjective and that’s because it speaks to the heart, and each of us will have our favourite poems and verses that seem to speak to us personally…

Top Ten Bookish Memes According to Tumblr

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For Reading Addicts have been on Tumblr for a little while now and on our travels through the site we have noticed how some memes are more popular than others. In…

Word of the Day – Rumpot

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Rumpot (noun) rum-pot A heavy drinker, and alcoholic. Chiefly North American, informal.

Missing Oxford Comma Costs Dairy $10 million

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Here at For Reading Addicts we’re often seen promoting the use of proper grammar, but so often we’re told that good grammar doesn’t matter. Well here’s proof it does, as…

Jeanette Winterson’s Stunning Writer’s Retreat For Sale

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If you’re looking for the perfect writer’s retreat, we may have found it, although it will set you back a whopping £1.6 million! The Modern House is currently featuring the…

Michael Morpurgo to Publish Retelling of the Wizard of Oz

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Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz on Pre-order Now HarperCollins has confirmed that it will be publishing a retelling of Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard…

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Ovid the Poet

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The Roman poet Ovid was born on March 20th 43BC, living during the reign of the first Roman Emperor Augustus. His work is often described as the last love elegist,…

Nobel Prize Winner Derek Walcott Reads Sea Grapes

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Sir Derek Alton Walcott (January 1930- March 2017) was an award-winning poet from Saint Lucia; born to parents who adored poetry and art, Derek and his twin brother Roderick (a…


Word of the Day – Tellurian

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Tellurian (adj) (noun) tel-oo-ree-an An inhabitant of the earth. An earthling. From mid 19th C Latin

Make Your Own Gifts for Book Lovers

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If you love reading, and you love being a bit crafty then making your own bookish goodies and gifts can be fun and rewarding. Hand made gifts are always treasured,…

6 Books that Capture the Spirit of Rock and Roll

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Rock and Roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s. While many will instantly think of Elvis,…

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Word of the Day – Skelf

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Skelf (noun) (Scots) s-kel-f A splinter or piece of wood. Also used to describe an annoying person. Scottish, almost certainly a variation on shelf.

Winner of Inaugural Jhalak Prize for BAME Authors Announced

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The Jhalak Prize for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Writers (BAME) was only set up last year, to challenge the lack of diversity in literature, and the first winner is…

Word of the Day – Vagarious

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Vagarious (adj) (rare) vag-err-ee-us Erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction. Late 18thC, from the sense of changing, inconstant ‘vagary’.

Quiz – Missing Flowers

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A bouquet of 18 books all with a flower or plant in the title. Simply match up the title and author with its missing bloom.