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9 Books By Inspiring Female Olympians On Age, Body Image, And More

With the opening ceremonies approaching this Friday, we’re celebrating the 2012 Olympics with must reads by some of our favorite female athletes. Inside stories, inspirational tips — these books offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of some of the most popular Olympians. Jennifer Sey writes about controversial issues in gymnastics, swimmer Dara Torres offers tips for getting ahead, and Serena Williams touches on her childhood influences. Read all that and more with these nine inspiring books by female Olympians.

In Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics’ Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympics Dreams, gymnastics champion Jennifer Sey gives a behind-the-scenes look at anorexia, injuries, and coaching drama. Read more …

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…

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

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Style Inspiration Taken From The Books Of Four Very Famous Literary Ladies
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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 am the worst. As such, I’ve become somewhat of a connoisseur of novels that are really, truly captivating, whether it’s due to an intricate plot, a particularly thrilling mystery, or fascinating characters. Here are five authors whose works will reel you in and keep you on the line …

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 any of our affections, and let us know who you’re crushed out on — literarily speaking — in the comments.

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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…

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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 selected a ton of books that are great reading at different ages. Take a look at our list and tell us what books you recommend in the comments!

 

 

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Weekend Project: Teeny Tiny Book Earrings

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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 box. [WikiHow]

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 my homicidal spirit animal, Patrick Bateman). I’ve observed that, as with all things, there are certain “types” of female characters (in fiction and in memoirs and biographies) — not necessarily stereotypes, but overriding themes of personality that are in many ways the driving force behind the story being told. After the jump, a short list of some of the most prevalent personalities in literature, and the best and most prolific of each.

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

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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: do we judge guys who either don’t read or by what they read? Our conflicting views are after the jump — plus, share your thoughts in the comments! Keep reading »

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…

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