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Sites We Like: Awesome People Reading

There’s a big, wonderful world of bookish websites out there. In this column, we point you to some of our favorites.

Read is awesome. People who read are awesome. This is a tumblr of extra-awesome (that is, famous) people reading. Books, magazines, newspapers, comics. You name it, they read it. Feast your eyes on a few of our favorites, and bookmark Awesome People Reading for your next fall into an internet rabbit hole.

Here’s a young Margaret Atwood looking lovely on a sunny day.

margaret atwood

It’s good to see John Waters reading, since he is known for saying, “We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.”

john waters

 

Zora Neale Hurston reads.

zora neale hurston

 

So does funnyman P.G. Wodehouse.

Author P. G. Wodehouse Smoking Pipe and Reading a Book

 

Mindy Kaling brings the humorous book commentary.

mindy kaling

 

And I wonder what Ben Affleck is reading?

ben affleck

David Bowie rocks the bookish look.

david bowie

 

Virginia Woolf reads.

Virginia Woolf

 

And Alison Bechdel reads Virginia Woolf

alison bechdel

 

Frank Sinatra reads to Marilyn Monroe.

frank sinatra and marilyn monroe

And John Steinbeck has never looked better.

john steinbeck

Want more? Awesome People Reading has 140 pages of photos to delight you. What are you waiting for? Go meet your new addiction.

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