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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Sean Penn to Publish His First Novel, Tackles Trump and the #MeToo Movement

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Actor, filmmaker, and political activist, Sean Penn has written a novel which is set to be published later this year in April. As BookRiot reports, the book is called ‘Bob…

Pride and Prejudice House’s £33 Million Renovation

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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, where the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was filmed, is due for a renovation. The Duke of Devonshire had decided the house needed a certain amount…

Quiz – World Poetry Day Famous Lines

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In these turbulent times I feel that poetry has never been more valuable to help us understand and cope with our present.  

Mystery signs show you the way to your favourite literary place

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If you travel along the A4130 in the UK you may be surprised to see road signs pointing you towards magical, fictional places. Charlotte Westgate, a local resident, said she…

Word of the Day – Ataraxy

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Ataraxy (noun) (literary) at-ar-ak-see A state of serene calmness. Early 17th century: from French ataraxie, from Greek ataraxia ‘impassiveness’, from a- ‘not’ + tarassein ‘disturb’.

John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence with Children’s Book About a Gay Bunny

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English comedian John Oliver, who shot to fame with his popular show Last Week Tonight with John Olivier, has published a children’s book about a gay bunny in order to…

How well do you know…? Animal Farm

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Possibly George Orwell’s most read book – Animal Farm was first published in 1945 and has never been out of print since. His heart rending tale of how the animals’…

Word of the Day – Equanimity

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Equanimity (noun) ek-wa-nim-it-ee Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation. Early 17th century (also in the sense ‘fairness, impartiality’): from Latin aequanimitas, from aequus ‘equal’ + animus ‘mind’.

Woman finds cure for writer’s block in the strangest place

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Amy Daws is an American author who recently quit her day job to write full time, but was soon struck down by the dreaded writer’s block. It must have been…

Sherlock Holmes inspired animation is coming soon

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A sequel to the romantic comedy animation Gnomeo and Juliet is released on the 23rd of March 2018. Gnomeo and Juliet was based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – the animation was far less…

10 Hilarious Book Reviews

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Whether you love a book or hate it, sometimes it just needs to be reviewed. Opinions in reviews matter when it comes to reading material- especially for those of us…

7 Philip Roth Quotes Full of Truth

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American Novelist Philip Milton Roth was born on the 19th March 1933. Roth’s work, influenced by the likes of John Updike, William Faulkner and Franz Kafka, is mainly semi-autobiographical and set…

Word of the Day – Heuretic

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Heuretic (adj) hoo-ret-ik Of or relating to discovery or invention. Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Burthogge (bap. 1638, d. 1705), philosopher. As adjective from (i) post-classical Latin…

Word of the Day – Isomorphic

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Isomorphic (adj) ai-so-maw-fik Corresponding or similar in form and relations.

28 Jokes Guaranteed to Tickle a Reading Addict’s Funny Bone

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We all love a laugh and sometimes all we need is someone to bring you a cup of tea and say “Hey, here are 28 jokes that will really make…

Word of the Day – Craic

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Craic (noun) cr-ak Enjoyable social activity; a good time. 1970s: Irish, from English crack. The English word apparently entered Irish English from Scots in the mid 20th century and subsequently…

Quiz – Ireland – Missing Words

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For St Patrick’s Day 18 authors who were born or lived in Ireland and 18 of their works with a word missing from each. Simply find the missing word –…

Young Adult Author Lands 7-Figure Deal for Fantasy Novel and Movie

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Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi’s critically acclaimed debut young adult (YA) novel, Children of Blood and Bone has gained a deal with Fox to produce her fantasy novel as a movie. Described…

Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun) pro-ka-sit-ee Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this. Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i)…

Five Books to Remember Stephen Hawking By

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Earlier this week, the world woke up to the sad news that the famed physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking had passed away. Considered by many to be one of…