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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Unseen Warhol collection lined up for major publication

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Previously unpublished Andy Warhol drawings on the theme of love, sex and desire are going to be published in a collection for the first time. Warhol's foundation is releasing a…

Word of the Day – Reticulation

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Reticulation (noun) ret-ik-oo-lay-shun A pattern or arrangement of interlacing lines resembling a net. (more…)

Title and Release Date for Next Cormoran Strike Novel

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A few weeks ago we brought you the news that J. K Rowling, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith had dropped the manuscript for the latest Cormoran Strike novel to the…

Author Misgenders Historic Trans Icon, Dr James Barry, in Planned New Novel

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A recently announced novel plans to misgender Dr James Barry, an iconic transgender individual from history. Dr. James Miranda Steuart Barry is known for being the first doctor to perform…

Iain Banks celebrated by diving explorer

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Scottish author, Iain Banks, has been celebrated by an American deep dive expert, who has named a submarine after a Banks creation. Victor Vescovo is the first person to complete…

Word of the Day – Rapacious

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Rapacious (adj) rap-ay-shus Aggressively greedy or grasping. Mid 17th century from Latin rapax, rapac- (from rapere ‘to snatch’) + -ious. (more…)

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1993

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. Today we start a new decade, as we countdown to the end of a century…

Prosecco and tequila distracts bookshop burglars

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A bookshop in London had its front and back windows smashed in an attempted burglary. Gay’s the Word became the UK’s first gay bookshop at its opening in 1979, and…

Word of the Day – Geotic

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Geotic (adj) (rare) jee-ot-ik Of or relating to the earth; terrestrial; geological. Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Johnson. Probably originally a misapprehension of geotic, variant of (or…

Free Black Women’s Library – Boosting the Stories of Black Women

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OlaRonke Akinmowo is a Brooklyn-based artist who first developed the Free Black Women’s Library, a pop-up trading library which offers books written by Black women. The project was first created…

Quiz! Keywords – N – Night

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A new series for a new year. Working through the alphabet each quiz is based around a keyword (or its derivatives) found in a book title or a literary quote.…

Word of the Day – Imprudent

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Imprudent (adj) im-proo-dent Not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash. Late Middle English from Latin imprudent- ‘not foreseeing’, from in- ‘not’ + prudent- (see prudent). (more…)

Author outraged by sexism and gender bias in child’s school

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Gender bias is alive and well despite recent calls to address sexism in the classroom. Dr Pragya Agarwal, author of  Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias, sent her daughter to nursery with…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1992

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. Today we start a new decade, as we countdown to the end of a century…

Check out This Magical Harry Potter Nursery

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If you're Harry Potter fan who's spent countless hours imagining you were exploring the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, then you'll no doubt be very impressed by this magical…

Word of the Day – Clemency

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Clemency (noun) klem-en-see Mercy; lenience. Late Middle English from Latin clementia, from clemens, clement- ‘clement’. (more…)

Andy Serkis and His Daughter to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘The Letter for the King’

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Netflix has announced it is currently working on an adaptation of the book The Letter for the King by Dutch writer Tonke Dragt. If the prospect of a new fantasy…

Colin Kaepernick will start own publishing company

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Colin Kaepernick is a 32 year old NFL player who courted controversy last decade by kneeling during the US national anthem in protest of police brutality. An announcement on Thursday…

Word of the Day – Appal

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Appal (US Appall) (verb) a-pawl Greatly dismay or horrify. Middle English from Old French apalir ‘grow pale’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + palir ‘to pale’. The original…

Quiz! Keywords – M – Mother

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A new series for a new year. Working through the alphabet each quiz is based around a keyword (or its derivatives) found in a book title or a literary quote.…