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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Alexander Skarsgård to Play Randall Flagg in ‘The Stand’ TV Adaptation

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It's certainly a good time to be a Stephen King fan. King recently published his latest book, The Institute and It: Chapter Two is currently in cinemas and is enjoy…

Muslim book reviewers give us their recommendations

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Muslim authors and muslim book characters were once few and far between, but no longer, it seems! Representation is at last balancing out and more marginalised folk are seeing positive…

Word of the Day – Efficacy

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Efficacy (noun) ef-ik-a-see The ability to produce a desired or intended result. Early 16th century from Latin efficacia, from efficax, efficac- (more…)

Coming-of-age YA Début, Unpregnant to be Published Next Year

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Chicken House publishers in the UK have pre-empted the success of YA novel Unpregnant by début authors Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan. Chicken House’s Editorial director, Rachel Leyshon, bought the…

Around the World in 18 Quizzes Number 17 – Japan

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Each quiz in this new series focuses on a specific country; the literature of it, works set in it, quotes about it or the authors that live in it. This…

Literary Sculptures From Around The World

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Book-themed sculptures and art installations are popping up all over the world! Artists celebrate the importance of the printed word, expressing a love for learning, and encouraging others to use…

Stanford sexual assault survivor reveals name in memoir

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The woman previously known only as 'Emily Doe', is revealing her real name in her upcoming memoir about her story and her experience after the assault. Sexual assault survivor Chanel…

Word of the Day – Impunity

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Impunity (noun) im-poo-ni-tee Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action. Mid 16th century from Latin impunitas, from impunis ‘unpunished’, from in- ‘not’ + poena ‘penalty’…

Harry Potter Westminster Collection Announced

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The Westminster Collection is one of the leading distributors of collatable coins and stamps. From commemorative Royal Mint coins from the UK to anniversary proof coins from the US, there…

Cast Revealed for the Audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

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The audiobook for Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited new novel, The Testaments will be released to coincide with the book’s publishing date on 10th September. Published over 30 years after Atwood’s dystopian…

10 Brilliant Books Still To Come in 2019

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We’ve well and truly tipped into the second half of the year now and here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s started to feel decidedly Autumnal. Thankfully thoughts for Christmas are…

The love-hate relationship with clichés in fiction

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Clichés in fiction can be unoriginal phrases, obvious plot points, or unsurprising 'twists', inducing groans and eye-rolls from the reader and sometimes blighting an otherwise good book. Each genre in…

Word of the Day – Ingress

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Ingress (noun) in-gres The action or fact of going in or entering; the capacity or right of entrance. A place or means of access; an entrance. Late Middle English (in…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1971

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now and we're into the 1970s as today we cover the bestselling…

She Said: New Sources Come Forward in New Book About Harvey Weinstein

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She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement is a new book about American film producer Harvey Weinstein who is now facing a criminal trial on…

Artemis Fowl movie release pushed back to May 2020

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Artemis Fowl is a series of eight science-fiction fantasy novels by Eoin Colfer, concerning the criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. A film adaptation based on the first novel has been…

Word of the Day – Masticate

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Masticate (verb) mas-tik-ayt Chew (food) Mid 17th century (earlier (Middle English) as mastication): from late Latin masticat- ‘chewed’, from the verb masticare, from Greek mastikhan ‘gnash the teeth’ (related to…

Larry David to Narrate New Book from ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ Author

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A few years ago, the humorous book Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach went viral after an audiobook version was recorded with none other than Hollywood actor Samual…

Brutal writing app arrives in time for NaNoWriMo

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Writers rejoice- a new app is here to stop you procrastinating and to get your novel finished! With National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) coming up soon this app has landed…

Around the World in 18 Quizzes Number 16 – Canada

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Each quiz in this new series focuses on a specific country; the literature of it, works set in it, quotes about it or the authors that live in it. This…