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Just The “Tiny Beautiful Things” You Need

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Advice columnists are usually detestable on principle. So often they dish out finger-wagging judgment rather than empathy and a nuanced understanding of the complexities of human nature. TheRumpus.net’s Dear Sugar column — which was revealed earlier this year to be penned by author Cheryl Strayed — is beloved by readers for this very reason. It’s an advice column, but feels like therapy, church and your mother’s loving arms all at once. Whether you’re lovesick, drowning in debt, or riddled with professional jealousy, Dear Sugar understands and she wants to help. [$10.17, Amazon]

Love To Read Again
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Too Cute! “Matilda”-Inspired Fashion

Literary Crushes
14 fictional people from books we are crushing on IRL. Read More »
Book Club Rules
Five rules for a book club that actually reads. Read More »
Book Confessions
Our deepest, darkest book confessions. Read More »
Style Inspiration: Books!
Style Inspiration Taken From The Books Of Four Very Famous Literary Ladies
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matilda fashion

I might be a little too into the young adult novel Matilda than is suitable for a grown woman … right down to squee-ing when I saw the blog College Fashion did a how-to on how to get Matilda’s look. If Matilda’s now your type, they also show you how to get Miss Honey’s sweet and ladylike style, as well as vaguely dominatrix-inspired Miss Trunchbull look. The only thing they forgot with Matilda is a pile of library books! [College Fashion]

A Funny Memoir Full Of Tall Tales

Ladies To Read
If you haven't been following these ladies, you should be. Read More »

Normally I like to wait until I’ve read a book to actually recommend it, but for some writers I make exceptions. In this case, I’m talking about the amazing Anna Goldfarb (of the blog Shmitten Kitten, and an occasional Frisky contributor) and her upcoming memoir, Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through: The Story of One Tall Girl’s Impulsive, Ill-Conceived, and Borderline Irresponsible Life Decisions. Now, the book — which is guaranteed to be as if not more hilarious than the genius Goldfarb pens online — isn’t out until November 6, but I’ve thought it through and have decided to pre-order it. And honestly? You should too. Because you’re not going to want to wait a second longer than necessary to start reading what this funny and relatable woman has to say. Consider it your responsible life decision of the day. [$15, Amazon]

9 Books By Inspiring Female Olympians On Age, Body Image, And More

With the opening ceremonies approaching this Friday, we’re celebrating the 2012 Olympics with must reads by some of our favorite female athletes. Inside stories, inspirational tips — these books offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of some of the most popular Olympians. Jennifer Sey writes about controversial issues in gymnastics, swimmer Dara Torres offers tips for getting ahead, and Serena Williams touches on her childhood influences. Read all that and more with these nine inspiring books by female Olympians.

In Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics’ Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympics Dreams, gymnastics champion Jennifer Sey gives a behind-the-scenes look at anorexia, injuries, and coaching drama. Read more …

What’s On Your Nightstand?

Last week, we showed you ours and asked you to show us yours. Nightstands, that is. And the books you keep on them, specifically. Click through to find out which books Frisky readers keep next to their beds…

Debate This!
Do you judge a guy who doesn't read or by what he reads? Read More »
Rad Reads Week!
All of The Frisky's book content. Read More »
Hot/Unhot Books
Guys tell us what they like/ don't like to see on a girl's book shelf. Read More »

Riveting Reads For Those With Wandering Brains And Short Attention Spans (Everyone?)

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Style Inspiration: Books!
Style Inspiration Taken From The Books Of Four Very Famous Literary Ladies
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I am somewhat of a walking dichotomy: I enjoy literature and consider myself a “reader,” but my attention span maxes out at 30 seconds. Unless a book really grabs me, and I mean seriously grabs me, it’s a lost cause. I write even the most popular, best-loved books off as “boring,” and for that, I am the worst. As such, I’ve become somewhat of a connoisseur of novels that are really, truly captivating, whether it’s due to an intricate plot, a particularly thrilling mystery, or fascinating characters. Here are five authors whose works will reel you in and keep you on the line …

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