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Style Inspiration Taken From 4 Very Famous Literary Leading Ladies

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Movies may offer you your favorite characters served up live on the big screen, but books allow your imagination to run wild. Sure, they describe details of appearance, and mannerism, and style of dress, but it’s up to you to fill in the blanks. The film versions are often disappointing when they don’t live up to the image in your mind’s eye, but sometimes they’re truly spot-on — like these ladies, who happen to have been plucked from the pages of four books and reincarnated onscreen in overwhelmingly effective ways. They all were given distinct style entities in their respective books, but it’s the movies that made them real, and I have to admit that live action did them more than appropriate justice. After the jump, a series of style inspirations straight out of some of my very favorite pages…

We Want To Go To There: Belgium’s Open Air Library

Artist Massimo Bartolini created this beautiful open air library in Ghent, Belgium, stocked with secondhand books visitors can browse, borrow, or buy as part of the TRACK art festival. Unfortunately it’s only a temporary installation, but alas, how we yearn to peruse those shelves on a sunny day! [Flavorwire]

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25 Of Our Deepest, Darkest Book Confessions

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In honor of Rad Reads Weeks, The Frisky staff felt compelled to come clean about our weirdest, lamest, most embarrassing, most fucked up book-related secrets. We refuse to hold these in any longer. God, we have a lot of them… Keep reading »

10 Memoirs That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Life

One of my favorite genres is what I like to call the “Hey, my life’s not actually that bad!” memoir, in which the author recounts the true(ish) story of their severe drug addiction, homelessness, crazy affairs, horrifically bad parents, accidental murder, or some combination of all of the above. Whatever the content matter, these books have one thing in common: by the end, I feel like my life is going pretty well in comparison. In honor of Rad Reads Week, I’ve compiled a list of 10 memoirs that will help you appreciate your life for a variety of different reasons. Click through to check ‘em out…

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Venn Diagram: Read The Book Or See The Movie?

Hollywood has gotten lazy, so these days, movie studios either remake movies, produce sequels to blockbusters, or adapt popular books into movies. Of the latter, many of these films don’t do justice to the original material, but a special, rare few actually improve upon the book and the story translates better to the screen. (There is a whole other category of books that were terrible and should not have been turned into movies, but that’s another subject and chart entirely.) So, should you see the movie or read the book? Here’s a short, fairly random list to refer to.

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“Jane Eyre,” “Pride & Prejudice” Are About To Get Sexy

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  • I just read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and it had zero sex. I mean zero. But an adult fiction company, Clandestine Classics, is republishing books like Eyre, Pride And Prejudice and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea with sexy rewrites. Hey, if Pride can get rewritten with zombies, I don’t see why Jane Eyre can’t get written with Mr. Rochester as a cunning linguist. [ONTD]
  • New couple alert! Emma Roberts is dating Evan Peters, who played the creepy gimp suit boyfriend/ghost on “American Horror Story.” [US Weekly]
  • Casper Smart, J.Lo’s 25-year-old backup dancer boyfriend, says Jennifer is “the boss” of their relationship. Uh, we knew that already. [PopCrush]
  • Kathie Lee Gifford and her big mouth strike again: this time KLG said that young kids don’t know Aretha Franklin, who expressed interest in being an “American Idol” judge, and the show should appeal to someone with a younger demographic. [Uptown Magazine]
  • I love this Pomplamoose mashup of “Call Me Maybe” and “Somebody That I Used To Know” more than my mother. [The FW] Keep reading »
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