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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 »

Rad Reads Week: Book Recommendations For (Almost) Your Every Obsession

I’m a person who gets on kicks. I see an autobiographical movie and I spend the next five hours researching every iota of information about the person on the internet. The great thing is, whatever you current obsession — no matter how vaguely random — there’s probably a book to satiate it. Here are but 10 topics you might be obsessing over and mostly recent/new books to satisfy your craving.

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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What He Thinks About What You’re Reading

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What you read says a lot about you — and to the dude you’re trying to date. We asked a bunch of our guy friends about what they love and loathe seeing on your bookshelves, and they had a lot to say. We’re not advocating that you alter your reading habits to make some guy happy (no friggin’ way), but this is what dudes might be thinking about you when they see what’s on your book shelf…

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10 Ways To Bring Reading Back Into Your Life

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Whatever the reason, there often comes a time in our lives when reading takes a back seat to, you know, everything else. Maybe your crazy schedule leaves you no time to go to the library, let alone relax with a good book. Maybe Twitter has ruined your ability to read anything longer than 140 characters. Maybe you were so traumatized by the endless assigned readings in college that you can’t remember what it’s like to read for fun (seriously, I didn’t voluntarily pick up a book for at least a year after graduation). We’re celebrating Rad Reads Week here at The Frisky, which just happens to be the perfect time to rediscover the magic of a good book. Wondering how to get back in the habit? Check out our 10 tips, after the jump! Keep reading »

What Books Are On Our Nightstands? Plus, Show Us Yours!

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Beep, beep! Happy Rad Reads Week! All week we’ll be going off on books we love, books we don’t love, books we love to see dudes reading, books that dudes like to see us reading, books books books boooooooks! To kick things off, we’re sharing the books we currently have sitting on our nightstands. And we want to see yours next! Send photos of your nightstand, with a little bit about the books sitting there, to amelia@thefrisky.com with the subject “My Nightstand!” and we’ll run a slideshow of them at the end of the week! For now, here are the books chillin’ next to our beds right now…

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