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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Quizzes in Quarantine – How Many?

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A new series of nice, easy quizzes to entertain you during this strange time. Some old subjects but lots of new questions; classics, old favourites and new books. Enjoy!  …

‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ TV Series Greenlit by Amazon

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Whether it's Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher fantasy novels, Hulu's show based on Catch-22 or Amazon and the BBC's excellent mini-series of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens, it…

Word of the Day – Ambergris

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Ambergris (noun) am-bu-gris A waxy substance that originates as a secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale, found floating in tropical seas and used in perfume manufacture. Late Middle…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – June 2020

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It's a new month,and that means it's time to see what you've all been reading as we collate the For Reading Addicts Top 20, chosen by you. That means we've…

Quizzes in Quarantine – Girls

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A new series of nice, easy quizzes to entertain you during this strange time. Some old subjects but lots of new questions; classics, old favourites and new books. Enjoy!  …

Coffee table books bring the art galleries and museums to your home

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Coffee table books are making a comeback! For anyone unable to make it to a museum or an art gallery, coffee table books are a gateway to exploring art, fashion,…

Word of the Day – Dishlicker

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Dishlicker (noun) (Aus) dish-li-ker A dog, specifically a greyhound or racing dog.   (more…)

For Reading Addicts Reading Challenge 2020 – June

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This year's challenge is proving more popular than ever, thank you all for joining in, We hope you're all finding it helpful at this difficult time. We've had lots of…

JK Rowling responds to ‘accidental’ transphobic tweet

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JK Rowling has been under fire once again for a strange tweet. The Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone author has been accused of transphobic views in the past and this week…

Word of the Day – Fuhgeddaboudit

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Fuhgeddaboudit (contraction) fu-ged-ab-ow-dit (informal) Forget about it.(used to indicate that a scenario is unlikely or undesirable) 1980s representing a regional pronunciation of forget about it associated especially with New York…

Cast of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to Reunite (Online) This Weekend

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It's been almost twenty years since the first instalment of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy hit cinema screens and, even after all these years, the passion…

8 Books That Document the Oppression of Black People in the USA

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The Strand Bookstore is possibly the most famous bookstore in the USA. Situated in New York City the store features eighteen miles of books, and while they may be closed…

Bill Clinton and James Patterson are teaming up again

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Former president Bill Clinton has teamed up with author James Patterson to write another novel, two years after they wrote The President is Missing. The President's Daughter was announced on…

Word of the Day – Brimstone

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Brimstone (noun) brim-stow-n (archaic) Sulphur Late Old English brynstān, probably from bryne ‘burning’ + stān‘stone’. (more…)

Quizzes in Quarantine – Boys

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A new series of nice, easy quizzes to entertain you during this strange time. Some old subjects but lots of new questions; classics, old favourites and new books. Enjoy!  …

J.K Rowling Announces Free New Children’s Book ‘The Ickabog’

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Fans of J.K. Rowling, especially those with small ones at home, will be excited to learn that the author is publishing a serialized children's book for free online, in an…

Word of the Day – Anabatic

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Anabatic (adj) an-ab-at-ik (meteorological) (of a wind) caused by local upward motion of warm air. Early 20th century from Greek anabatikos, from anabatēs ‘a person who ascends’, from anabainein ‘walk…

Quizzes in Quarantine – Elements

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A new series of nice, easy quizzes to entertain you during this strange time. Some old subjects but lots of new questions; classics, old favourites and new books. Enjoy!  …

‘Dune’ Film Director Reveals the Sandworm Took a Year to Get Right

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In recent years, French Canadian film director Denis Villeneuve has proven his talent with films such as Sicario, Arrival and, most recently, the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049. Given his…

Word of the Day – Omnibenevolence

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Omnibenevolence (noun) om-nee-ben-ev-o-lens (with reference to a deity) perfect or unlimited goodness. (more…)