Posts tagged "reading"

This Post Is For That One Person At Book Club Who Never Finishes The Book

When I was in a book club, I only finished the chosen books about half the time. So I feel you, Taryn Manning (yup, Pennsatucky from “Orange Is The New…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Study: 50 Shades Of Grey “Perpetuates” Abusive Relationships

50 Shades Of Grey is still a thing people are talking about, I guess?  But the latest news isn’t casting rumors for the big screen adaption of E.L. James’ kinky…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Samantha Gailey Geimer, Raped At 13 By Roman Polanski, Publishes Memoir

In 1977, the filmmaker Roman Polanski asked the mother of a 13-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey if he could photograph her daughter for French Vogue. The mom agreed and the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2013 - 12:40 pm

25 Books You Should Read While You’re Single

Why say “single” like it’s a bad thing? One of the great perks of being unattached is the free time — time that can be spent catching up on all…

Lilit Marcus | July 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Fans Want To Pay George RR Martin To Finish Game Of Thrones Book Soon

Sorry, nerds, but as of this writing, only $107 out of $2 million has been raised to “reward” author George RR Martin for finishing Book 6 of the Song…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Jo Piazza, Author Of Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps

Have you been watching every episode of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” since way back? Us, too. Have you been just a little disappointed and confused and, oh why don’t…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Nominated CIA Deputy Avril Haines Is Into Some Sexy Stuff

When the only other “Avril” the world has known is a time-warped punk star, what else did you expect, Mr. President? Apparently, the newly nominated deputy director of the CIA,…

Alyson Penn | June 13, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Having An Only Child

When I first read a review of Lauren Sandler’s new book, One and Only: The Freedom Of Having An Only Child And The Joy Of Being One , I was hopeful.

Avital Norman Nathman | June 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Werewolf Erotica For Everyone!

Good news, prisoners: a California court has ruled you have a First Amendment right to all the “erotic” werewolf novels you desire. Hubba, hubba. [Raw Story]
An actress…

Jessica Wakeman | June 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Bridget Jones Is Coming Back This October!

It’s finally coming: Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, to be published this October, will be Helen Fielding’s third — but I hope not last — installment in the mixed-up…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2013 - 4:30 pm

The eBook You Never Knew You Never Wanted: Rep. Michele Bachmann Erotica

Though Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, it is Tea Party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann who’s cast off into the northern country’s snowy forest in this summer’s smoldering romance…

Sarah Gray | May 23, 2013 - 9:20 am

Quiz: New York Times E-Book Best Seller Or Completely Made Up Book?

A friend turned us on to the fact that there are tons of people self-publishing e-books now, and more than a few self-published e-books that have made it to the…

Julie Gerstein | May 6, 2013 - 11:00 am

Michigan Mother Is Very Concerned About Anne Frank’s Clitoris

Meet Gail Horalek, the busybody parent to top all busybody parents. She is very concerned that her daughter’s copy of The Diary Of A Young Girl is pornographic. It would…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2013 - 1:40 pm

10 Life Lessons From The Book From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

I turned into a teary-eyed sap as I read the New York Times obituary of Newbery Award-winning author E.L. Konigsburg, who died last Friday. Her classic young adult novel, From the

Claire Mysko | April 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Sarah Erdreich On Her Book Generation Roe

Forty years after the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions is still a hotbed of discussion in state legislatures and a…

Sarah Gray | April 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Only Sloth Book You Need

Grumpy Cat is an intergalactic superstar for his sour little pussycat face. But some of us prefer animals with a bit of whimsy and happiness, like …  sloths! In her…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2013 - 9:40 am

Shailene Woodley Cast As Hazel In “The Fault In Our Stars”

It’s official: Shailene Woodley will be playing Hazel is the big screen version of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars. Yay! I approve! And you must go find…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Chicago Public Schools Pull Graphic Novel Persepolis

Update, 5:15p.m.: Chicago Public Schools have rescinded the order to yank Persepolis from the shelves. This is great news! [Chicago Tribune]

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is one of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Frisky Q&A: Authors Jennifer Armstrong & Heather Wood Rudulph Discuss “Sexy Feminism”

It’s no big secret that one of the many battles the feminist movement fights against is its own poor PR. Many see feminism as the other “F-word” due to  stereotypes…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Mindy Kaling Is Writing Her Second Memoir

Shhh. Don’t tell Mindy Kaling, but I didn’t read her first memoir. (Yet!) From what I hear, 2011’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) was okay. Her…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2013 - 9:40 am
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