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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Quiz – Bard Based Books

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To celebrate Mr Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23rd this quiz looks at some of the modern books that have been based on some of his plays. Many works have been…

The Great American Read Coming to PBS

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If there’s one thing I’m sure we can all agree it’s that there aren’t enough books on the television, but all that is about to change with several bookish shows…

Word of the Day – Appetency

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Appetency (noun) (archaic) ap-et-en-see A longing or desire. Early 17th century: from Latin appetentia, from appetere ‘seek after’ (see appetite). (more…)

Word of the Day – Whippersnapper

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Whippersnapper (noun) wip-u-snap-u A young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident. Late 17th century: perhaps representing whipsnapper, expressing noise and unimportance. (more…)

Steven Spielberg Is Eager to See Stephen King’s the Talisman on the Big Screen

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When it comes to books, Stephen King is arguably one of the greatest writers around, and the same is true of Steven Spielberg when it comes to films. Given how…

8 Books that Capture Caribbean Voices and the Spirit of the Windrush Generation

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Dominating the news in the UK and around the world this week is the despicable treatment of the Windrush generation, a generation of Caribbean migrants who came to Britain after…

UK Short Story Competition Open Now!

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Calling all British Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers- this competition needs your talent! This year heralds the third annual BAME short story competition run by The Guardian Newspaper and…

Word of the Day – Arcane

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Arcane (adj) ah-kain Understood by few; mysterious or secret. Mid 16th century: from Latin arcanus, from arcere ‘to shut up’, from arca ‘chest’. (more…)

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Will Be Closing the 71st Cannes Film Festival

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Earlier this month, we reported the news that Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally finished and the first official trailer has been released. The long awaited…

Last Year, Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Reading Books. Here’s What One Learned

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Last year, we reported the news that five teenage vandals, who defaced an historic black schoolhouse with the phrases "white power", "black power", and swastikas, were sentenced by Judge Avelina…

Kindle Storyteller Award Back for Second Year

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Last year Kindle announced its first ever Storyteller Award for authors who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing in the UK. Last year the thriller, The Relic Hunters won…

Word of the Day – Sagacious

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Sagacious (adj) sag-ay-shus Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd. Early 17th century: from Latin sagax, sagac- ‘wise’ + -ious. (more…)

Happy birthday, Etheridge Knight!

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When we think of great poets, we often tend to picture the likes of Shakespeare, Byron, and Plath, but we believe that Etheridge Knight is one poet that everyone should…

Private Lives of Authors: Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen lead a life almost as full of intrigue and romance as his fairy tales. In perhaps unsurprising comparisons to Andersen's The Little Mermaid, Doctor Alfred Charles Kinsey of…

The Alienist Adaptation Goes Global on Netflix to Positive Reviews

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It was last year we heard that Caleb Carr’s award winning novel, The Alienist was to be adapted for television, and season one of the TNT drama aired on January…

Tom Hardy back on CBeebies to read The Cloudspotter

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Tom Hardy has become quite the regular on Book at Bedtime since his first appearance in December 2016. The slot is the final piece of the day on the BBC…

Word of the Day – Roil

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Roil (verb) royl move, or make move in a turbulent, swirling manner. Late 16th century: perhaps from Old French ruiler ‘mix mortar’, from late Latin regulare ‘regulate’. (more…)

Google’s ‘Talk to Books’ Search Engine Brings You Answers from over 100,000 Books

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A quick Google search can bring you answers in a matter of moments. Need the recipe for a Shepard's Pie? No problem. Want to know where the cheapest hotels are…

8 Brutally Honest Children’s Book Titles

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After the success of our Brutally Honest Book Titles blog we decided to play around with children's titles as well. Kids can be brutally honest themselves so it is almost…

Pulitzer Prize for Literature Winners 2018

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The Pulitzer Prize is the biggest US prize for the arts, awarding prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism. It’s the literature prizes we are of course interested in and…