Word of the Day – Claque

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Claque (noun) clak A group of persons hired to applaud an act or performer. A group of sycophants. First recorded in 1860–65; from French, derivative of claquer “to clap” (more…)

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Canadian Writer Alice Munro, dies at 92

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“The Master of the short story”, Canadian writer Alice Munro has died at the age of 92. Munro wrote for more than 60 years, often focusing on life in rural…

Paul Auster, author of the New York Trilogy, dies aged 77

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Paul Auster, the author best known for the critically acclaimed New York Trilogy has died, aged 77 from complications from lung cancer it has been reported today. Auster was born…

Bestselling WWII novel to air as six-part mini-series on Sky

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When Heather Morris’ Tattooist of Auschwitz was published, everyone was talking about it. As love stories go, this one wasn’t traditional as the two captured Jews in a concentration camp…

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10 of 2024’s Most Anticipated Reads

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The New Year is well and truly underway, and we have some suggestions of some books that we think will be making waves in the next twelve months! Every year…

New Children’s Book Reveals the Black History of the UK

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If you’re British then chances are growing up, you had or at least your library had a book about Stonehenge and inside there would have been depictions of people dragging…

Roald Dahl Estate Announces ‘Wonka’ Tie-in Novel

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Those of you who enjoy a good film as well as a good book may be aware that Warner Bros is currently working on a film based on Roald Dahl’s…

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10 of 2024’s Most Anticipated Reads

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The New Year is well and truly underway, and we have some suggestions of some books that we think will be making waves in the next twelve months! Every year…

The For Reading Addicts Book of the Year 2023

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Another year comes to a close, our eleventh running For Reading Addicts, and for the last few years we've run a book of the year. Each year we ask you…

Goodreads lists 76 most popular books of the decade – How many have you read?

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For me personally, with the darker winter nights feeling ever longer as we head towards Winter Solstice, yet life sometimes feels hectic as everyone prepares for the festive season. I’ve…

Inspired by Literature

Jurgis Bielinis and the Day of the Book Smugglers

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Today marks a celebration of an event that many of you may not have heard of, but we think this is a story that deserves to be told! In Lithuania,…

Middle Earth men reimagined as terrible ex-boyfriends

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Middle Earth men are a special bunch, and someone on Twitter certainly saw something relatable within their characters. Alex Arrelia reimagined the men of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and…

Graham Norton to Launch Book Club Podcast with Audible

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Some exciting news today as we hear that Graham Norton is launching his own book club podcast exclusively through Audible, and it’s to feature some exciting guests! The Graham Norton…

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Guess the Quote: Harrison Butker’s Commencement Speech or The Handmaid’s Tale

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This quiz was created in response to the controversy surrounding Harrison Butker’s commencement speech at Benedictine College. During the commencement speech, Butker referred to Pride Month as an example of…

Quiz – Numbers

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Brief clues to help you find 18 tales with numbers in the title – some tricky, some easy!   We've also just turned our best quizzes into a book that…
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