Posts tagged "books"

50 Shits Of Crap: A Professional Dominant Excoriates The Worst Movie Of All Time

I knew that I was going to have to watch "Fifty Shades of Grey" eventually, it was just an issue of watching in a way that would be, you know, tolerable. And it occurred to me pretty quickly last week: One of my very best friends in the world is a veteran professional and recreational…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

8 Books That Are Better Than Valentine’s Day Plans

Valentine’s Day is a sham of a holiday. It makes people in relationships feel unnecessary and weird pressure to put on a show, buy some flowers and trot out the chocolates, lest you be branded a monster who doesn't care about the person you sleep with every now and again. And, if you’re single, you…
By: Megan Reynolds / February 10, 2015

Fifty Shades Of Grey Tattoos Tell Me Everything I Need To Know About Fifty Shades Of Grey

I never read any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books, because 1) I was advised not to read it by my very good friend who was reading it voraciously when it came out, and 2) Luvvie Ajayi epically live-tweeted reading the first book and called it #50ShadesOfShade, and it was perfect, and I…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

Frisky Reads: Get In Trouble By Kelly Link

I was the kind of kid who eschewed children’s literature for Mary Higgins Clark and Steven King by the time I was maybe six or seven. By ten I was reading, and worshiping, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series and making my way through A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By high school, my favorite book wa…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Black Mirror,” Rock Out To Sleater-Kinney & Make Origami

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone,…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 25, 2015

Here’s The Cover For Selfish, Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Book

Here is the cover of Kim Kardashian's forthcoming book, Selfish, out in May 2015. This is the cover photo, and frankly, it's amazing. I am sure the impending arrival of Kim's coffee-table book of selfies will cause a lot of people to raise their fists in anger about how we…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015

The Dudes Of Sweet Valley High, Ranked

Somehow we stumbled on the topic of the Sweet Valley High series in Frisky group chat this week and I found myself arguing the merits of various characters from the series. I've read most of the books multiple times and used to collect them -- I was forced to give up about 20 of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

4chan Drove A Book Vlogger Off Of YouTube For Existing As A Book Vlogger On YouTube — But What Classy Thing Will They Do Next?

Classy as always, 4chan used its collective powers to drive a book vlogger off of YouTube with comments on her channel that were in turns condescending, mansplaining, and vulgar. She had nothing to do with the forum’s /lit/ board; her channel's link was posted there for a discussion about book vloggers, and, of course,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

White Man Writes Book, Is Somehow Not Immediately Handed Publishing Contract

No matter how hard you think you have it, someone always has it worse. This is perhaps the strongest lesson we can learn from Michael Wolff's heart-wrenching USA Today profile (titled "White Men Tell Stories Too") of Kevin Morris, a struggling big-time entertainment lawyer who wrote a book that no one wanted to publish…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 7, 2015

28 Pieces From 2014 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

In the social media age, sometimes it feels like the relevance of a single story lasts about as long as it takes to tweet about it. It can feel like a sensory overload, a near-constant "on to the next!" But once in a while you read a piece that seeps into your core, and stick…
By: Huffington Post Women / December 23, 2014

Listen To These Audiobooks On Your Flight Home For The Holidays

Now that "Serial" is over, what the hell are you going to listen to on your flight back to your family's house for the holidays? My flight from New York City to my mom's house is surprisingly quick, but it's just long enough for boredom to start creeping in if you don't come prepared with…
By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2014

Awesome College Offers “Harry Potter”-Themed Study Abroad Trip

Have you ever found yourself blowing off studying because it’s an ABC Family Harry Potter weekend and you haven’t seen the second half of the fifth movie in like forever? What if you could combine your love of the boy who lived and your desire to graduate before you hit thirty? For students at California…
By: College Candy / November 28, 2014

10 Book & Tea Combos To Curl Up With

There are few things in life better than curling up with a good book and a cup of hot tea.  Now that temperatures are dropping and snow is coming, it's prime time to get your reading and sipping on, so we've put together a list of some books we loved…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2014

Bryan Cranston Narrates Children’s Book You Have To F**king Eat

After Samuel L. Jackson narrated Go the F*ck to Sleep, I didn't think that another children's book could make an adult so happy — yet this glorious book has done just that, and it's now narrated by none other than Bryan Cranston. I'd highly recommend not reading this to your child if they're anywhere near the age…
By: Ask Men / November 13, 2014

Amazon Released A List Of Its Most Popular Kindle Highlights

Kindle’s popular highlights are pretty much the only reason I would have to read anything on a Kindle anymore. I have successfully boycotted Amazon for books and most other things for the last several months, but I still find myself amazed at the popular highlights, mostly…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014

What Are Your Favorite Audiobooks?

The only real downside to my new obsession with weaving is that I haven't yet figured out how to read a book and weave at the same time, so I haven't been as voracious a reader as usual. I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena's "weirdness" as a child, as well as her youthful obsession with the baby of the family. Instead, critics both on the right and the left…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

I’m Seriously Obsessed With This Anne Of Green Gables-Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

Anne of Green Gables remains one of my favorite books of all time (I love the entire L.M. Montgomery series, though I wish Anne-with-an-E didn't end up being saddled with quite so many children, but I digress) and growing up, I watched the PBS movie adaptation more times than I could possibly count. My best…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 1, 2014

“Reading Rainbow” Host LeVar Burton Reads Go The Fuck To Sleep For Charity

As if we didn't love LeVar Burton enough already. The "Reading Rainbow" host, who's quite possibly the greatest storyteller of our generation, read Adam Mansbach's children's book, Go The Fuck To Sleep, for a crowd of adults during Rooster Teeth's 24…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 27, 2014

7 Film Adaptations The Author Hated (For Ridiculous Reasons)

Although books are a frequent source of inspiration for filmmakers, Hollywood doesn't always see eye-to-eye with the authors of those books, because books are for nerds, so who cares what they think. Understandably, this often doesn't sit well with the writers. But it doesn't mean the author is always right -- in fact, some of…
By: Cracked / October 26, 2014
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