Word of the Day – Picrate

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Picrate (noun) pik-rayt (chemistry) A salt or ester of picric acid. (more…)

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Jamie Lynn Spears to Release ‘Tell-All’ Book

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Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister to pop star Britney Spears, is releasing a tell-all book next year. The book titled Things I Should Have Said is planned for release in…

Harry Potter Fans Left Bereft by Brexit

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Harry Potter fans may be left without any book or movie themed gifts this Christmas due to port delays. Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic have hit ports so hard that…

Beloved Children’s Author Gary Paulsen has Died

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This morning, Publishers Weekly confirmed in a tweet that beloved American author Gary Paulsen died on 13th October, aged 82. Paulsen is best known for writing young adult fiction novels…

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Jamie Lynn Spears to Release ‘Tell-All’ Book

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Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister to pop star Britney Spears, is releasing a tell-all book next year. The book titled Things I Should Have Said is planned for release in…

‘Cancelled’ writer’s new book to be published in October

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A writer and journalist who had her book about 'cancel culture' dropped by the publisher has found a company who will publish it after all. It seems that people moaning…

‘Big Panda’ author inspired by volunteering at a suicide prevention charity

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The author of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon was inspired by his volunteer work at The Samaritans, a suicide prevention charity in the UK. The wellbeing book has since been picked up…

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Bernardine Evaristo Celebrates Black Authors for Black History Month

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Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other and winner of the 2019 Booker Prize is shining a light on Black authors for Black History Month, which in the UK has…

Banned Books: 2020’s Most Challenged Books

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The American Library Association (ALA) “condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information”, however, as many people will know from various sources of news, that doesn’t stop schools…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – October 2021

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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. As always your…

Inspired by Literature

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…

Magical Harry Potter-inspired Walking Tour Celebrates Trans Lives

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Queer-owned business, Exploratorium, has launched a new, Covid-safe walking tour which is inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter and declares “magic is for all!” It celebrates the colourful…

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Quiz! October – Events

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A new monthly series for 2021. This series of quizzes uses various events – national, international, literary or historical - that take place this month to ask relevant literary questions.…

On a Poet’s Birthday – The Naming of Cats by TS Eliot

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2021 is to read more poetry. So, this new series of quizzes, will take a poem by a famous poet on their birthday and ask…
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