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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10 Literary Pet Peeves

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BBC Radio 4’s Open Book asked their listeners for their ‘literary pet peeves’. What really annoys you when you read a book? For me, it has to be lazy or…

Word of the Day – Chimaera

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Chimaera (noun) (also Chimera) kai-mee-ra (in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. (modern biology) An organism containing a mixture…

New John Green Novel Coming October 2017

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John Green is one of the best known YA authors of our time and is responsible for tearjerkers such as Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, breaking…

4 Bookish Kickstarter Campaigns to Get Excited About!

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Kickstarter is a crowdfunding corporation founded in 2009 by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is focussed on creative projects such…

Emma Watson Hiding More Books, Paris This Time

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Last November, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson joined the Books on the Underground movement, leaving feminist books on London Underground trains and stations, and now she’s back to her novel…

Word of the Day – Bedlam

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Bedlam (noun) bed-lum A scene of uproar and confusion. Late Middle English: early form of Bethlehem, referring to the hospital of St Mary of Bethlehem in London, used as an…

11 Books About Science Bill Gates Recommends

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This week the UK Business Insider put together a list of eleven books with a science theme that Bill Gates that recommends. Gates is often seen recommending books on his…

Octavia E. Butler: Quotes on Writing

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Octavia E. Butler was an American science fiction writer born on 22nd June 1947, an only child. The loss of her father when she was 7 meant that Butler was…

Word of the Day – Bijou

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Bijou (adj) bee-ju Small and elegant. Also (archaic), a trinket or jewel. French, from Breton bizou ‘finger ring’, from biz ‘finger’.

HBO Currently Developing Watchmen TV Series

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Watchmen was a comic series that began its run in 1986 and followed a group of flawed vigilantes as they struggled combat evil in a gritty alternative version of New…

Word of the Day – Froward

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Froward (adj) fro-wud (of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary. Late Old English frāward ‘leading away from, away’, based on Old Norse frá (see fro, from).

Prison Book Club – The Books of OITNB Season 5

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The Prison Book club has become a bit of a For Reading Addicts tradition and we’ve had one for every season since the first. Books have traditionally always been a…

Quiz – Whether the weather…

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As we, in usually temperate Britain are sweltering in Mediterranean temperatures, a quick quiz of book titles all with a type of weather or season in them – just fill…

Authors for Grenfell Tower Fire Charity Auction.

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At around 1a.m. on the 14th of June, 2017, a fire broke out in a residential tower block in West London. It took hold quickly and spread to overwhelm the building. The…

Jumanji has Inspired Another Movie Adaptation!

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The 1981 fantasy picture book, Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg has once again inspired the making of a movie. Originally an illustrated book for children about a couple of siblings who get caught up…

Word of the Day – Hodiernal

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Hodiernal (adj) ho-dee-urn-al Relating to the present day. Mid 17th century: from Latin hodiernus (from hodie ‘today’) + -al.

10 Great Salman Rushdie Quotes

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The British Indian novelist and essayist, Sir Salman Rushdie, was born on the 19th of June in 1947.  He won the Booker Prize in 1981 with his second novel, Midnight’s Children,…

Word of the Day – Edentulous

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Edentulous (adj) ee-den-tool-us Lacking teeth. Early 18th century: from Latin edentulus, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + dens, dent- ‘tooth’ + -ulous.

Barack Obama to Pen Foreword for Upcoming Book Written by Former White House Photographer

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Former White House photographer, Pete Souza, captured some of the most iconic images of the Obama administration and many of his photographs have been seen by million across the globe….

Word of the Day – Pleonasm

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Pleonasm (noun) plee-o-naz-m The use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g. see with one’s eyes), either as a fault of style or for emphasis. Mid 16th…