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 – Chafe

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Chafe (verb) chay-f (with reference to a part of the body) make or become sore by rubbing against something. Late Middle English (in the sense ‘make warm’): from Old French…

E-Readers Next Targets of US Conservative Book Ban Controversy

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E-readers have been targeted by conservatives on a book ban quest. No longer satisfied with just going after school libraries and board members, the zealous book banners have now turned…

Word of the Day – Beelzebub

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Beelzebub (proper noun) bee-el-zee-bub A name for the Devil. From late Latin Beëlzebub, translating Hebrew ba‘al zĕḇūḇ ‘lord of flies’, the name of a Philistine god (2 Kings 1:2), and…

Word of the Day – Mangle

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Mangle (verb) man-gl Destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing. / Ruin or spoil (a text, piece of music, etc.) Late 17th century from Dutch mangel, from mangelen ‘to…

Word of the Day – Bimbo

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Bimbo (noun) bim-bo (informal) (derogatory) An attractive but unintelligent or frivolous young woman. Early 20th century (originally in the sense ‘fellow, chap’): from Italian, literally ‘little child’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Skirl

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Skirl (noun) sk-url A shrill, wailing sound, especially that of bagpipes. Late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; ultimately imitative. (more…)

Word of the Day – Lorgnette

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Lorgnette (noun) lawn-yet A pair of glasses or opera glasses held in front of a person's eyes by a long handle at one side. Early 19th century from French, from…

Word of the Day – Biblioklept

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Biblioklept (noun) bib-lee-oh-klept Someone who compulsively steals books. On the style of kleptomaniac (more…)

Top Non Fiction Titles Released in May 2022

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May is chock-full of new releases from exciting true stories, to amazing historical and scientific insights. These are the top of our choices for non-fiction reads for you released in…

Word of the Day – Whiffler

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Whiffler (noun wif-ler a person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc. / a person who is vacillating or evasive in an argument. (more…)

Word of the Day – Twizzle

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Twizzle (verb) tw-iz-l Spin or cause to spin around. Late 18th century probably imitative, influenced by twist. (more…)

Word of the Day – Dolmen

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Dolmen (noun) dol-men A megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, found chiefly in Britain and France. Mid 19th century from French, perhaps via Breton from…

Word of the Day – Vlast

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Vlast (noun) vlast (in countries of the former Soviet Union) political power. Russian (more…)

Word of the Day – Chockstone

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Chockstone (noun) chok-stown (climbing) A stone that has become wedged in a vertical cleft. (more…)

Word of the Day – Coign

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Coign (noun) koin A projecting corner or angle of a wall. Late Middle English variant of coin. (more…)

Word of the Day – Drivel

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Drivel (noun) driv-el Nonsense talk. Old English dreflian, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to draff. (more…)

Word of the Day – Sleeveen

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Sleeveen (noun) slee-veen (Informal Irish) An untrustworthy or cunning person. Mid 19th century from Irish slibhin ‘trickster’. (more…)

Word of the Day – Widget

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Widget (noun) wij-it A small gadget or mechanical device, especially one whose name is unknown or unspecified. 1920s perhaps an alteration of gadget. (more…)

Word of the Day – Deftly

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Deftly (adj) def-tly In a way that is neatly skilful and quick in movement. (more…)

10 Hot New Releases for May 2022

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May is here and with it comes a host of amazing titles to add to your TBR pile! We have picked out 10 of the hottest books released in May…