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Anne Shirley Said It Best

One of our favorite books growing up — oh, heck, it’s still on our bookshelf — is L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables. Anne Shirley, the spunky and idealistic orphan with red braids, is an eternal kindred spirit for every Frisky gal. “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it” is one of our favorite quotes, aptly summing up Anne’s refreshing outlook on life, despite her early circumstances. This print, featuring Ann-with-an-E’s wise words, will be a helpful reminder to look on the bright side the next time you’re having a rotten day.

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How To Get Closure In Your Relationship

How did I miss this masterpiece at the library by author Big Boom? What a funky nom de plume by the way! I look forward to learning more about how to keep my legs closed. [This Isn't Happiness] Keep reading »

Get Your “Game Of Thrones” Fix

It’s Crack A Book Week here at The Frisky, so what better time to start a page-turning series that will keep you occupied for the next few months? A hole was left in our pop culture-loving hearts when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” came to an end a few weeks ago, but the book series that inspired the show — written by George R. R. Martin and endorsed by our own John DeVore — lies in wait, ready to be soaked up along with the hot summer sun. The first four book are available as a boxed set for under $20, a deal we can’t resist. Winter may be a-comin’, but it’s still a long way off — we need Game of Thrones now.

[$19.77 Amazon]

Flowchart: What Should You Read Next?

We’re solving all your problems. You’re welcome! Click to buy after the jump — and check out more from Crack A Book Week! Keep reading »

A Handy Guide To Seducing Your Favorite Literary Characters

Seduce Your Favorite Literary Character
Any bookworm with a strong imagination has probably pictured herself in the throes of fictional passion with any or all of the men that grace the pages of her tomes of choice. Just in case you should ever find yourself in such a situation in real life, with a real man, there are some important pieces of advice you’ll need to make the kill. Here is a categorized guide to landing the literary hero of your fantasies.

The Many Upcoming Movies Of Emma Stone

It’s still funny to me that Emma Stone could have been cheerleader Claire Bennet on “Heroes.” The part just wouldn’t have shown off her comedic chops. In fact, I think losing that part was the best thing that ever happened to her. Instead, Emma went the “Superbad” to “House Bunny” to “Easy A” route and is now poised to be one of the biggest stars of our generation. Sealing the deal? An offer has just been extended to her to play Elizabeth Bennet in the highly anticipated classic/zombie mash-up, “Pride, Prejudice and Zombies,” based on the best-selling book. Most predicted that the role would go either to heavy-hitters Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johansson. But we think Emma will be just perfect.

After the jump, more high-profile movies we will soon be seeing Emma in. Keep reading »

Readers, Send Us Your Book Recommendations!

In our semi-regular “What Are We Reading This Week?” feature, The Frisky ladies tell you all the good books that keep us up past our bedtimes. Now it’s your turn! We want readers to send us your own book reviews for a kick-ass recommendation list that’ll have any bookworm cream her panties and dash to Barnes & Noble. Send {encode=”jessica@thefrisky.com” title=”jessica@thefrisky.com”} the title of a great book, the author, and two or three sentences about what makes the book so fab. We’ll post all the book reviews next week … and probably get nothing else accomplished because we’ll be reading. Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Is A Poet And Didn’t Know It

hope like heck book cover photo

The 24,000 emails that Sarah Palin sent and received while she was governor of Alaska didn’t turn out to be filled with salacious and incriminating tidbits, like many reporters had hoped. But as editor Michael Solomon discovered, they were full of beautiful verse. And thus, Michael has put together a collection of 50 Palin poems in the volume Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin.

After the jump, two lovely selections. Keep reading »

Sad Keanu: The Book

Kleenex ready? Because it sure looks like Sad Keanu has inspired a book. In April, Keanu Reeves released the book, Ode To Happiness, along with artist Alexandra Grant. Made up of grayscale images and lettering that looks it might have been smeared by tears, each page contains an uplifting thought like, “I draw a hot sorrow bath. In my despair room.” The words on the final page of the tome? “It can always be worse.”

So what’s with Keanu’s glumness? Keep reading »

Frame Your Favorite Book

Some books mean so much to us — and have such pretty covers — that we want to draw more attention to them beyond just lining them up on a book shelf. This clever book picture frame as both a way to store your favorite tomes and display them as wall art. And wouldn’t the easy access come in handy the next time you have a desperate need to quote, say, Atticus Finch’s advice to Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird or read a sex scene out loud from Jackie Collins’ Lucky? Okay, maybe that last one is just something we would do — during a dinner party, for example — but you get the point. What books would you frame?

[$20.00 Uncommon Goods]
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