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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Chinese Author Liu Yongbiao Arrested for Decades Old Murders

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The Chinese crime author Liu Yongbiao has been arrested for the murder of four people who he killed over twenty years ago. The 53-year-old was a member of the official...

Tom Hardy Back for Final Book at Bedtime

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Tom Hardy has read several children’s bedtime stories for the BBC run CBeebies channel for small children. The show has a final slot called ‘Book at Bedtime’ and this slot…

Fake Book Titles #2

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When we asked you for the best pun-ish fake book titles you could think of you gave us so many to work with. Our first Fake Book Titles blog was well…

Word of the Day – Grabble

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Grabble (verb) (archaic) grab-el Feel or search with the hands: grope about. Late 16th century: probably from Dutch grabbelen ‘scramble for a thing’, from Middle Dutch grabben (see grab).

UK Department Store Stocking for a Harry Potter Christmas

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British budget department store Primark is about to make all your dreams come true with a range of Harry Potter Christmas baubles and decorations. The Christmas trees at Hogwarts are…

Quiz – An Author Beginning with K

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20 questions all related to the writing of authors whose surnames begin with a K.  

Word of the Day – Crubeen

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Crubeen (noun) croo-been A boiled pig’s trotter as food. Mid 19th century: from Irish crúibín, diminutive of crúb ‘claw, hoof’.

Quiz – An Author Beginning with I & J

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20 questions all related to the writing of authors whose surnames begin with an I (there aren’t many!) or J (there aren’t too many of them, either!)  

New Harry Potter Themed Restaurant Bar to Open in Exeter, UK!

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As you walk along the cobbled streets of Exeter, your stomach growling hungrily, you turn into Gandy Street. The weather has cleared at last but the walkway is still shining with…

Word of the Day – Infangthief

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Infangthief (noun) (historic) in-fang-theef The right of a landowner to punish a thief caught within his property. Old English infangenthēof ‘thief seized within’.

Quiz – An Author Beginning with H

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20 questions all related to the writing of authors whose surnames begin with an H.  

Be Still My Heart: David Tennant Is To Star in Good Omens!

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. was written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and published in 1990. The fantasy-comedy novel is the story of the birth…

ITV To Make A ‘Less Bonnet-y’ Pride and Prejudice.

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Most fans of Pride and Prejudice will remember the 1995 BBC adaptation starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. Especially that scene where Mr Darcy is all damp…

Word of the Day – Sparagmos

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Sparagmos (noun) spa-rag-mus The dismemberment of a victim, forming a part of some ancient rituals and represented in Greek myths and tragedies. Greek, literally ‘tearing’.

Quiz – An Author Beginning with G

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20 questions all related to the writing of authors whose surnames begin with a G.  

Word of the Day – Plaud

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Plaud (verb) (rare) pl-awd To applaud; to praise. Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright.

Quiz – An Author Beginning with F

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20 questions all related to the writing of authors whose surnames begin with an F.  

Word of the Day – Frabjous

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Frabjous (adj) frab-jus Delightful; joyous. 1871: coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass, apparently to suggest fair and joyous.

Quiz – An Author Beginning with E

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20 questions all related to the writing of authors whose surnames begin with an E.  

Word of the Day – Chabazite

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Chabazite (noun) kab-a-zy-t A colourless, pink, or yellow zeolite mineral, typically occurring as rhombohedral crystals. Early 19th century: from French chabazie, from Greek khabazie, a misreading of khalazie, vocative form…