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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Word of the Day – Yarak

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Yarak (noun) ya-rak As part of a phrase ‘in yarak’. Of a hawk; in good condition for hunting. Mid 19th C. Probably from the Persian ‘yaraki’ strength.

Book Adaptations Released in May 2017

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Film adaptations are filling the cinemas this year, from classics to modern fiction, there will be something for everyone. A host of stars are putting their names to these popular…

Mr Men and Doctor Who Mash-Up Books Are Out Now!

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Since 1963 Doctor Who has been on our screens and in our lives, expanding into books, comics, a movie spin-off, and so much more besides. A while back we told…

We Only Speak TXTSLNG

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Yo. il meet u 2moro n den we cn dcyd wats 2 b done 4 Claire’s bday. Pls ask Anne 2 join us 2. Oh n I saw d vid…

Word of the Day – Quab

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Quab (noun) (British/regional) kwob A marshy area, a bog. Only heard in regional English. Probably from Middle Low German quabbe marsh, swamp, bog

10 Inspiring Quotes From Robert M. Pirsig

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Robert Maynard Pirsig was an American novelist and philosopher, most famous for his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values.  He was born on the 6th of…

15 Thoughtful Library Quotes

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Reading Addicts hardly ever forget their first visit to a library… I remember the smell, the nice man at the front desk, the sound of the ink stamp on the front…

New Kingsman Comic Book and Movie Due in 2017

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Secret Service (later renamed Kingsman: Secret Service to keep in line with the movie adaptation) is a spy adventure comic book for the 21st century. After the success of the…

Thirteen-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Is on a Quest to Read One Book from Every Country

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13-year-old Aisha Esbhani, from Karachi, Pakistan, decided a year ago that her bookshelf was made up almost entirely of authors from either Britain or North America. Feeling like she was…

New Memoir Coming from war-torn Aleppo

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Every day, we open the newspaper, Twitter accounts, Facebook or news apps and see what’s happening around the world. We are bombarded with information but how much of the ground…

Word of the Day – Avaunt

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Avaunt (exclamation) av-ornt Go away! Now archaic, from the French avant. I think we should start a campaign to bring this one back!

99 Year Old Ex-Librarian Receives a Celebrity Visit!

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Connie Mauro, currently living in a nursing home in Marietta, Georgia, spent almost 50 years working in the Mount Vernon, New York library. Her job was one many Reading Addicts…

Word of the Day – Xenobombulate

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Xenobombulate (adj) zen-o-bom-boo-lay-t To malinger. Now obsolete, not dictionary defined. Xenobombulate is so archaic it’s no longer dictionary listed. This makes us sad.

9 Things You May Not Know About The Outsiders

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The Outsiders was written by S.E Hinton when she was only 15 years old, and was published on April 24th in 1967 when Hinton was 18. It is a coming-of-age novel…

New Release from David Videcette with Theseus Paradox Sequel

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David Videcette wrote a thrilling debut introducing Detective Jake Flannagan in The Theseus Paradox, a realistic and gritty police drama. It’s little wonder really given that Videcette has 20 years…

Quiz – By William Shakespeare

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I honestly believe the world would be a better place if more people knew Shakespeare’s works. So to celebrate the world’s greatest genius’ birthday a quiz that only uses some…

Quiz -Shakespeare – Missing Words

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Prospero’s speech in Act 4, Scene 1 of The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most famous, most beautiful and most meaningful speeches. But how well do you know it? The…

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Word of the Day – Grimalkin

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Grimalkin (noun) (archaic) grimal-kin A Cat, or a spiteful old lady. From 16C grey + Malkin (pet form of the given name Matilda)

Gutenberg: The Press that Printed

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Most of us take books, newspapers, magazines or any printed material for granted. But imagine life if the printing press had never been invented. The printing press counts as one…

Quiz – Book Titles: Beginning with T

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I think we have this quizzing down to a T now! 18 written works all beginning with the same letter. 18 brief clues to help you sort them out.