Posts tagged "reading"

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 Rules For A Book Club That Actually Reads

There are book clubs and then there are book clubs. The first is when you and a huge group of women, who may or may not have read the month’s assigned book, gather at someone’s house for margaritas, hummus and, oh, two hours of gossiping. Maybe 20 minutes at the end, those of you who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / 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

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

“Jane Eyre,” “Pride & Prejudice” Are About To Get Sexy

I just read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and it had zero sex. I mean zero. But an adult fiction company, Clandestine Classics, is republishing books like Eyre, Pride And Prejudice and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea with sexy rewrites. Hey, if Pride can get rewritten with zombies, I don’t see why Jane Eyre

By: Jessica Wakeman / 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

A Saucy Squabble Over “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Leads To Boyfriend Being Charged With Assault

Apparently, reading 50 Shades of Grey warrants being squirted in the face with 50 Shades of Brown.

Raymond Hodgson, 31, was recently charged with common assault after finding his partner, Emma McCormick, reading the BDSM erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, before slapping her in the face and  squirting a mysterious brown sauce o…

By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2012

In (Reluctant) Defense Of “Why You’re Not Married … Yet”

I’m going to say something as a feminist ladyblogger that I suspect I’m not supposed to say: Why You’re Not Married … Yet: The Straight Talk You Need To Get The Relationship You Deserve, by Tracy McMillan, actually isn’t a terrible book.

Oh, it has some problematic aspects — and I’ll get to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2012

But I Really Wanted To Be A Graphic Novelist

Summer is the perfect time to kick back with a good book and no, you don’t have to read Crime And Punishment. I prefer a good graphic novel and I’m in luck: But I Really Wanted To Be An Anthropologist by French illustrator Margaux Motin was just published in English. Like me, you’ll lust after…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2012

Cameron Diaz Writing Nutrition Book For Teen Girls

Cameron Diaz is writing her first book: a guide to nutrition for teen girls. [Celebrity Cafe]
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts revealed yesterday she is battling a blood and bone-marrow disease and is getting a bone-marrow transplant. Roberts also beat breast cancer a few years ago. Get well soon! [Uptown Magazine]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2012

Natasha Trethewey, African-American Pulitzer Prizewinner, Named Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Trethewey has written three collections of poetry, one nonfiction book, and teaches creative writing at Emory University. She is the first Southerner to win since the first-ever laureate and the most recent black poet laureate since 1993. Her fourth…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2012

Mommy’s New Tattoo

Once upon a time, there was girl who went to a tattoo shop with her mom … nope, from page one, this isn’t your typical picture book.  Mommy’s New Tattoo: A Bedtime Story For People, by Levi Greenacres, is based on the author’s true story of growing up with a parent who has ink and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2012

Feminist Ryan Gosling, The Book

Book deals that result from blogs usually suck, right? But the exception to that rule will have to be Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory From Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. We all know and love Tumblr blogger Danielle Henderson’s lusty pics of Ryan with commentary like “Hey girl, don’t be sad about advertising pushing a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

FL Library Removes “50 Shades Of Grey” From Shelves

50 Shades Of Grey may well be one of the worst-written books ever. But being a blight on the face of literature isn’t the reason Brevard County Public Library in Florida pulled the BDSM erotica novel from shelves: they called 50 Shades “pornography.” But Brevard County is not consistent in what they consider “pornographic” and what…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2012

A Guide To Nifty Thrifting

Spring is here and that means yard sale season is upon us. Think that rummaging through your neighbors’ bargain-priced junk sounds like the pits? Think again. Yard sales (and their classy older sister, estate sales) are the place to score vintage clothes, gently used books, and fab furniture that just needs a fresh coat of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2012

Putting The “Fun” Back In Dysfunction

Okay, so maybe I’m a little biased, considering The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac happens to be by sometime-Man Panel contributor and friend Kris D’Agostino, but actually? This book is really good. The story of an aimless stoner and his crumbling family, Almanac follows misanthropic preschool teacher Calvin Moretti as he chronicles his father’s illness, hi…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2012

The 22 Books Every Woman Needs To Read

Walking into a bookstore can be overwhelming. And heaven forfend you go onto Amazon! There are so many books out there that it makes you wonder why they’re always saying the publishing industry is in its death throes. If you know you’re looking for a copy of The Hunger Games, then you’re golden, but lot…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2012

Four Letters Across, Meaning Someone Who Is Geeky

There’s nothing like a crossword puzzle to make you feel ever-so-slightly inadequate. Why can’t you recall — seven words down — the instrument used to kill Leon Trotsky? Why don’t you know — five words across — the most famous opera by Jules Massenet?  Go watch some more “Jersey Shore,” you fool … or pick…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2012
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