Word of the Day – Esculent

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Esculent (adj) es-kyu-lent suitable for use as food; edible. First recorded in 1615–25 and comes from Latin ēsculentus, “edible, full of food.” Esculentus shares a root with escarole, “a broad…

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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…

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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…

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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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Quiz – Grimm Fairy Tales

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Jacob Grimm was born on the 4th January 1785, his brother Wilhelm Grimm on the 24th February 1786. This quiz celebrates some of their best loved stories, many of which…

Quiz – WH Auden Funeral Blues – Missing Words

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To honour the birth of WH Auden on February 21st 1907 this missing words quiz is his most famous poem – Funeral Blues (published in 1938). The poem is in…
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