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.

Meet the Team



London Underground Map Redesigned with Literary Stops

| Inspired by Literature, News | No Comments
The London Underground map has had a temporary makeover and had all its place names replaced with literary people, book titles, and fictional places. The idea was created by book…

Bill Gates Shares His Summer Reads 2019

| Discussion and Recommendations, News | No Comments
Bill Gates regularly shares his reading list on his blog, Gatesnotes and this has shown us he’s an avid reader. In his summer reads blog he tells us he always…

Word of the Day – Duodecimo

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Duodecimo (noun) doo-o-des-im-o A size of book in which each leaf is one twelfth of the size of the printing sheet. Mid 17th century: from Latin ( in) duodecimo ‘in…

Author Judith Kerr dies, aged 95

| Authors, Children's Literature, News | No Comments
The author, Judith Kerr, best known for her children’s story The Tiger Who Came to Tea has died, aged 95 according to a statement from HarperCollins today. Kerr was considered to…

Nancy Drew Adaptation Coming and the Trailer is Here

| Adaptations, News | No Comments
The CW Network has taken Nancy Drew and turned it into a supernatural crime drama and anyone who grew up on these detective tales is sure to be screaming! The…

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Shortlist is Here

| Literary Awards, News | No Comments
Theakston Brewery sponsor the Old Peculier Crime Festival, which takes place in Harrogate every year. The festival comes along with a prize, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel and the…

Historians Claim Best-Selling WWII Book ‘Through German Eyes’ Is a Fake

| News | No Comments
Released in November of 2016, D-Day Through German Eyes: The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 has become one of the best-selling WWII books on Amazon and claims to include…

Word of the Day – Evanesce

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Evanesce (verb) (literary) ee-van-ess Pass out of sight, memory, or existence. Mid 19th century: from Latin evanescere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + vanus ‘empty’. (more…)

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1948

| Discussion and Recommendations | No Comments
We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now, though it may be a while before we've covered the whole…

Quiz – May Babies’ Quotes

| Quizzes | No Comments
A new monthly quiz for the 2019. 20 literary babies born this month and 20 literary quotes – but was the quote written by the May baby, or someone else?…

Hip-Hop version of Romeo and Juliet Coming from Netflix

| Adaptations, News | No Comments
Romeo and Juliet has seen quite a few adaptations over the years, some traditional, and some, like Baz Luhrman’s famous 1996 adaptation have been a little more offbeat. Now, Netflix…

Word of the Day – Swive

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Swive (verb) (archaic) (humorous) swai-v Have sexual intercourse with. Middle English: apparently from the Old English verb swīfan ‘move (along a course), sweep’. (more…)

6 Essential Books About Climate Change and the Environment

| Discussion and Recommendations, News | No Comments
We’re getting bombarded by all sides right now, The Extinction Rebellion, The Sixth Mass Extinction, Unnatural History, Climate Change, the buzzwords are everywhere, but what do they all mean? If…

The Life of Dorothy Hewett, Feminist Poet, Novelist and Playwright

| Authors, Poetry | No Comments
Dorothy Hewett (May 21st, 1923 – August 25th 2002) was an Australian poet, novelist and playwright known for her feminist writings. Considered one of Australia’s best-loved and respected writers, Hewett…

Librarian shares 28 things she has noticed about her job

| Libraries, News | One Comment
A librarian from Scotland took to Twitter to share her insight into what it is like being a librarian in the UK. Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel,…

Word of the Day – Progeny

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Progeny (noun) proj-en-ee A descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring. Middle English: from Old French progenie, from Latin progenies, from progignere ‘beget’ (see progenitor). (more…)

10 Books Guaranteed to Give You That Summer Vibe

| Discussion and Recommendations | No Comments
As the smell of summer comes in on the warm air and my allergies confirm that the warmer weather is definitely on its way, you might be thinking of holidays…

Folio Society Announces ‘Lavish’ Game of Thrones Book

| News | No Comments
The Folio Society is know for publishing beautiful, limited edition versions of classic books, all made from high quality materials that means they'll look great on your shelf. If you're…

Word of the Day – Harridan

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Harridan (noun) ha-rid-an A strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman. Late 17th century (originally slang): perhaps from French haridelle ‘old horse’. (more…)

BBC Announces Virtual Reality Tours Across UK Libraries

| Libraries, News | No Comments
The BBC has announced that it will be launching virtual reality (VR) experiences free of charge in libraries across the UK for those who want to try out VR technology.…