Posts tagged "books"

The Frisky’s Summer Reading Guide

Spend all summer reading – or throw this guide in the ocean and walk away. Your call. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 26, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Don’t Go Outside, Read These Books

We are in the throes of the first long weekend of the summer, so your dance calendar is most likely full of barbecues and picnics, but if you’re using this time to recharge and eschew the warm embrace of humanity for the equally sweet embrace of your own private solitude, here are three books to

By: Megan Reynolds / May 25, 2015

Frisky Reads: Spinster Examines The Single Life, Comes Up Short

The pressure to get married is insidious, sneaking up on you when you least expect it. No matter how you feel about your own fate, the world around you is sprinkled with tiny reminders, from your cousin’s giant engagement ring to the horrible targeted ads you get on Facebook after watching just ONE hungover maratho…

By: Megan Reynolds / April 21, 2015

Get Excited! Patti Smith Is Releasing A New Memoir, M Train, This Fall

Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, is one of my favorite reads of the last couple of years, so I’m so pumped by the news that she’ll be releasing a followup memoir, called M Train, this fall. According to her publisher Knopf:

M Train is a journey through eighteen “stations.” It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Lost River,” Play A Dark Room & Slow-Roast Some Salmon

ALSO: “Game of Thrones,” you guys. “GAME OF THRONES.”…

By: Megan Reynolds / April 12, 2015

Frisky Reads: Read Bottom Up Is All of Us And It’s Great

My Gchat history is a wasteland of eight plus years of frantic missives sent to friends — often copy/pasted for maximum broadcast efficiency — dissecting the date I had last night (or if we’re calling a spade a spade, the drunken flirtation and half-handy I gave last night) and how to best fake casual disaffectedness i…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 8, 2015

Why Campus Rape News Coverage Is Failing Rape Victims

Plus, what the heck are “painful anime bags”?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 7, 2015

Teach Kids Their Feminist ABCs With The Help Of These Rad American Women

I don’t have kids (yet!) but that pesky little details isn’t going to stop me from buying this, well, rad children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, ASAP. Published by City Lights Press, the book aims to teach kids their ABCs while also getting them u…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015

Frisky Reads: Hausfrau By Jill Alexander Essbaum

Oh, what to do with Hausfrau? I promised myself when I started reviewing books that I wouldn’t give negative reviews, under the premise that if if I didn’t have anything nice to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. But Hausfrau has me stuck: I can give an unmitigated glowing review of two-thirds of the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Billboard Essays: Nick Hornby Reflects On High Fidelity, 20 Years Later

If you’re in your mid-twenties or older, you may have been wondering what Nick Hornby’s thoughts on the ultimate fate of the characters in High Fidelity. Well! Fear not. He has written a short retrospective essay about his novel-form love song for record shops for Billboard.

More interesting than his short insights o…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “The Jinx,” Read H Is For Hawk & Make Avocado-Mango Chicken

It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, time to have some fun…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 8, 2015

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 pretty…

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 are turning into a society…

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, the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015
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