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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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…

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…

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…

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…

Word of the Day – Atelier

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Atelier (noun) a-tel-ee-a A workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer. Late 17th century: from French, from Old French astelle ‘splinter of wood’, from Latin astula.…

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…

Word of the Day – Blandishment

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Blandishment (noun) blan-dish-ment A flattering or pleasing statement or action used as a means of gently persuading someone to do something. (more…)

Stephen Hawking’s Final Book to be Released Later this Year

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When we lost the wonderful Stephen Hawking in March the whole world mourned the loss of a brilliant mind. One of the world’s most renowned scientists and brilliant thinkers, many…

Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun) pa-lo-mee-no A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US. Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish,…

Ruskin Bond: A Life in Books

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Ruskin Bond (19th May 1934) is an Indian author of British descent. Born in a military hospital in Kasauli, British India to British parents. Bond spent his early childhood in…

No Books Were Harmed in the Making of the Fahrenheit 451, Except the Ones That Were

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Way back in 2016, it was announced that HBO had begun developing a film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic book Fahrenheit 451. Fans eagerly anticipated the film and earlier this…

Astronauts promote literacy from SPACE!

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How can we make reading to children any more fantastic than it already is? BY DOING IT IN SPACE! The awesome nature of the universe and space travel, combined with…

3 Book Girls is the most inappropriate book club you never knew you were missing!

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Generally book clubs consist of a group of middle aged soccer moms drinking wine and reviewing the latest literary fad, all while holding back nasty comments about eachother. Our podcast…

Quiz – Other Countries

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These novels, which have been hugely popular on both sides of the Atlantic, were written in languages other than English. Simply match up the title with the country it began…

Word of the Day – Accede

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Accede (verb) ak-seed Agree to a demand, request, or treaty. / Assume an office or position. Late Middle English (in the general sense ‘come forward, approach’): from Latin accedere, from…

Stephen King Offers Free Short Story

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One of our favourites here at For Reading Addicts is murder-mayhem-maestro Stephen King. From his grizzly and gruesome horrors to his snappy short stories, his fans are never without something…

Amazon’s the Lord of the Rings Series Will Reportedly Follow a Young Aragorn

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Late last year, it was announced that Amazon has purchased the television rights to create a TV series based upon J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The news caused…

Hidden Pages Uncovered in Anne Frank’s Diary

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Anne Frank became famous for the diary she wrote while hiding with her family from the Germans during World War II. The diary is one of the best known accounts…

Quiz – Months – May

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The fifth quiz in this once a month series, one for every month of the year. 18 literary questions all about the month in question.   (more…)

Word of the Day – Pungent

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Pungent (adj) pun-junt Having a sharply strong taste or smell. Late 16th century (in the sense ‘very painful or distressing’): from Latin pungent- ‘pricking’, from the verb pungere. (more…)