Posts tagged "crack a book week"

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2012

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

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…

By: Rachel Krause / July 24, 2012

14 Literary Characters We’ve Had Crushes On

It’s easy to get so wrapped up in a book that you start thinking the characters are real. And it’s especially fun to do so when the characters seem like ideal dudes. That’s why we’ve collected an assortment of fictional male characters we’ve harbored crushes on, for your reading pleasure. Tell us if you share…

By: The Frisky / July 24, 2012

Chart: The Anatomy Of A Perfect Beach Read

Our recipe for an ideal summer weekend is pretty simple. In fact, it only requires two ingredients: a beach and a book. But what exactly are the components of a truly great beach read? Let’s break it down…

Your Required Reading For Every Age

If you look back, chances are you can probably think of a few times when you read the perfect book at the absolutely perfect moment. Whether it’s reading Judy Blume as a teen or Virginia Woolf in your early 20s, there are certain books that are  ideal reads for certain moments in your life. We’ve…

By: The Frisky / July 22, 2012

Weekend Project: Teeny Tiny Book Earrings

In honor of Rad Reads Week, we thought a literary weekend project was in order. How about these adorable DIY book earrings? Craft yourself a pair that resembles your favorite book or make some with a sweet inscription for your bookworm BFF. Either way, they’d be a welcome addition to any book lover’s library–er, jewelry…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 21, 2012

Nerd Girl Porn: 27 Hot Guys Reading

In case we haven’t made it perfectly clear during Rad Reads Week; we love books. More importantly, we love men who love books. There’s nothing sexier than a hunk curled up with a good book. Well, the only thing better is if he’s reading it naked. Viggo Mortensen is fully clothed, yes. But this picture…

5 Types Of Female Literary Voices And The Best Reads They Have To Offer

As a lady, I find that I often unconsciously gravitate to books with female narrators or protagonists. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t necessarily prefer them to male-driven books, but I generally feel far more of an intrinsic emotional connection to female voices than I do to those of men (with the obvious exception of…

By: Rachel Krause / July 20, 2012

Debate This: Do You Judge Guys Who Don’t Read Or By What They Read?

Earlier this week, we asked a bunch of guys on our IM what they want and do not want to see on the bookshelves of the women they date. Their answers were interesting and varied (Hide your copy of The Notebook! Books about soccer are sexy!) and so we decided to turn the question, somewhat, around on ourselves:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2012

Style Inspiration Taken From 4 Very Famous Literary Leading Ladies

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 u…

By: Rachel Krause / July 19, 2012

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]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 19, 2012

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 book…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 19, 2012

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2012

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

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 17, 2012

10 Ways To Bring Reading Back Into Your Life

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.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

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

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2012

Anne Shirley Said It Best

One of our favorite books growing up — oh, heck, it’s still on our bookshelf — is L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables. Anne Shirley, the spunky and idealistic orphan with red braids, is an eternal kindred spirit for every Frisky gal. “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it” is one of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2011

How To Get Closure In Your Relationship

How did I miss this masterpiece at the library by author Big Boom? What a funky nom de plume by the way! I look forward to learning more about how to keep my legs closed. [This Isn’t Happiness]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 30, 2011

My Love Letter To Fanzines

Before the Internet took over our lives and blogs and Tumblrs were the common parlance for self-indulgent self-expression, there were fanzines. And I had one. Actually, a few.

It’s hard to imagine a time before the Internet was able to connect people with like-minded obsessions so quickly and easily, but 20 years ago,…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 30, 2011
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