We’ve done the guys, now it’s time for the girls.
You wouldn’t believe what a struggle it was to find pictures of hot chicks reading. You would think there was a stereotype of beautiful women being dumb, wouldn’t you?
There’s non-threatening beauties like Audrey Hepburn, whom most would buy as a smart lady, and drop-dead stunners like Angelina Jolie, who’s proved herself via years of pushing the boundaries in terms of her art and her humanitarian work.
Everyone knows I love Marilyn Monroe, especially images of her laughing in the face of the stereotype surrounding her and—God forbid!—reading.
You can’t get much hotter than a supermodel, right? Especially one who has a book on hand for all those idle hours backstage.
Related: Beauty & the Book.
Beauty & the Book, Take 2.
“With a Gun Between Her Legs”: Why Strong (AKA “Sexy” Whilst Being “Strong”) Female Characters Are Bad For Women.
All Eyes on Marilyn.
Fragments of Marilyn Monroe’s Literary Life.
Following on from today’s earlier post, the only thing hotter than men with books is men with dogs. Just as long as they demonstrate their love appropriately. Joel Monaghan, take note.
Related: Beauty & the Bestiality.
Beauty & the Book.
Elsewhere: [Men & Their Dogs] Homepage.
Darren Rowse of ProBlogger has challenged his fellow bloggers to post seven links to seven blog posts in response to seven categories.
Rachel Hills did it (albeit with eleven), and now it’s my turn!
Your first post: Aside from the “Welcome” page, it was a review of Dog Boy by Eva Hornung, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
A post you enjoyed writing the most: The ones about issues that get me fired up. “Why Are Famous Men Forgiven For Their Wrongdoings, While Women Are Vilified for Much Less?”, “Is there Really a Beauty Myth?”, “Katy P VS. Lady G”, “In Defence of To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves… But Not The Gays” about Julia Gillard’s appointment to PM, but her refusal to legalise gay marriage, and anything to do with The Hills (“The Hills Finale—All Good Things Must Come to an End” and “The Hills Have (Dead) Eyes”). Of course, I love “On the (Rest of the) Net” and “Magazine Cover of the Week”, as those posts showcase my favourite things of the week.
A post which had great discussion: As a fledgling blog, none of my posts have great discussion! But a couple that spring to mind are “Beautiful Women Cause Earthquakes AND Heart Attacks, Apparently” in which the comments were longer than the actual post, and “Everything They Touch Turns to Gold” about mag editors Mia Freedman, Sarah Oakes et al. In addition, “Beauty & the Book” was meant as some fluffy man-candy, but drew criticism from the masculist crowd.
A post on someone else’s blog you wish you’d written: Anything on Jezebel, Musings of an Inappropriate Woman, Mama Mia and Girl with a Satchel. They are my muses.
Your most helpful post: This is a hard one, as none of my posts deal particularly with things that people need help with. Perhaps, “How NOT To Promote Your Book” and “Life by Numbers”?
A post with a title you are proud of: “Bad Boys, Watchya Gonna Do? Host a Seven Family Show”.
A post that you wish more people had read: “Katy P VS. Lady G” was one I had a lot of fun writing (see above), but I can take solace in the fact that Sarah Ayoub of Wordsmith Lane commented on this one! As well as “The Beautiful Bigmouthed Backlash Against Katherine Heigl & Megan Fox”, which I thought would fire people up a bit, but not a bite! And while “The Changing Face of Beauty” garnered my highest number of hits, not one comment! Would like to know what people thought of that one.
Hot Guys Reading Books is the tumblr blog attesting to “scour the internet for examples of luscious literary men” because “there are plenty of attractive men in the world, but unfortunately few of them that are avid readers.”
Amen to that.
Sort of a dating catalogue that allows you to sift through the bookish boys until you find the perfect fit. What a novel idea…
Here are some smart, sexy men to segue into the weekend with.
Well I do love a man in uniform…
Flannel, stubble and smarts? Where do I sign up?
Don’t hurt that pretty little head of yours.
Lose the glasses, then we’ll talk.
Everyone likes an older man, right?