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.

Meet the Team

Morgan Freeman Reads Invictus

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There really is not an awful lot I can say about this amazing rendition of a beautiful piece of poetry other than I don’t think I have ever felt a…

NaNoWriMo and What I Achieved by Ron Clark

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NANOWRIMO Or the National Novel Writing Month, is something I hadn’t known about when I first started writing. I found out about it by reading the two writing mags I…

Word of the Day – Equivocate

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Equivocate (verb) ee-kwiv-ok-ate Use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself. Taken from the late Latin aequivocat meaning ‘called by the same name’ I think this…

10 Truly Beautiful Toni Morrison Quotes

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Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 she is better to known to us as Toni Morrison American novelist, editor, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The author of over a…

Title Origins Quiz

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This title origins quiz takes 20 very famous titles and asks if you know where that title came from. All were taken from an earlier work but not all the…

Word of the Day – Gyp

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Gyp (verb) jip Cheat or swindle (someone). Noun: An act of cheating someone; a swindle.

Dick Bruna, The Creator of Miffy, Dies Age 89

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Dick Bruna, the creator of beloved bunny rabbit character Miffy, has died aged 89. He wrote and illustrated around 124 picture books, and also designed posters and books for the Black…

The Missing Numbers Quiz

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In this missing numbers quiz we have fifteen book titles that have had the numbers removed, all you have to do is match the books to the numbers.   

10 Straight to the Point Ruth Rendell Quotes

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Creator of the Inspector Wexford series of novels Ruth Rendell (17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015) was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. 

Word of the Day – Mimping

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Mimping (noun) mim-ping Affectedly dainty behaviour, primness: Speaking in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips. First used in the mid eighteenth century and attributed to David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and…

A-Z of Missing Words Quiz

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Neatly in alphabetical order, this A-Z of missing words quiz has 26 clues to 26 missing words from 26 great works. Just work out which is the right word.   

Professor Discovers Lost Footage of Proust

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A Canadian Professor has discovered a short clip from a wedding that he claims is the only existing moving footage of French author Marcel Proust. Sadly the black and white…

Philip Pullman Announces Companion Trilogy to ‘His Dark Materials’

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Author Philip Pullman shot to fame in 1995 when he published the first installment in ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy, which finished in the year 2000. Consisting of The Golden Compass,…

Word of the Day – Beleaguer

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Beleaguer (adj) bil-eeg-uh Lay siege to: Put in a very difficult situation. Taken from the late 16th century Dutch belegeren meaning to camp round, which was created from be- (all) about +…

The Top Ten Most Misunderstood Lines in Literary History

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This is a really interesting list of quotes that are used a lot, seriously these quotes are flung about willy-nilly with nary a thought as to what the author may…

Authors’ Middle Names Quiz

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Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, JK Rowling, all instantly recognisable names from the world of literature but do you have any idea what their or in fact any of these authors’…

Fundraiser Aims to Commission Writing from Travel Ban Countries

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Asymptote, an online award-winning magazine is campaigning against President Trump’s travel ban by fundraising to commission new work and new translations from the seven predominantly Muslim countries affected by the…

Tom Hardy’s Second Bedtime Story Goes Viral

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At New Year, Tom Hardy read the CBeebies bedtime story for the BBC along with his pet dog and the Internet went nuts! The actor is hot property right now…

Disney Promotes the Magic of Storytelling

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Disney has inspired children and adults alike for decades with their imaginative stories and characters. Telling stories has been a big part of Disney’s world, and they have recently been encouraging…

Fictional Characters Can Bleed into Our Lives, Study Reports

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A great book can leave a lasting impression on a reader for the rest of their lives. It’s not uncommon to hear people describe a certain as having changed their…