Monday, June 14, 2010

a golden girl shines

BETTY WHITE is one of the hottest things going right now--and no wonder! Just look at her fashion sense. Our crew caught her reading FROM PEANUT TO PRESIDENT, about some dude. With a picture of some other dude on it. Whatever. BETTY WHITE!

Photo from here.

books--hot AND useful

We thought this was just a picture of a hot 40s HOUSEWIFE reading a COOKBOOK and trying not to drop her pan. BUT NO. It turns out "this photo (1942) was used by the Office of War Information to show how to conserve gas. The cook is wasting gas by reading a recipe while the burner is on." WHO KNEW? Glam Books--now with Education!

How to conserve household gas. There's a time for everything, and the time to read a cookbook is before you light the gas, not after. Burners should not be lit until the cooking utensil is ready for the flame. Whenever possible, use low heat; whenever practical, use direct heat rather than a double boiler.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

a sith lord reads about a dark lord

Hunting down the rebel forces can be tiring even for the most dedicated Sith Lord. Our cameras caught DARTH VADAR taking a break and reading about another Dark Lord in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. If we call him "hot" will he force-strangle us?

Picture from here, check it out for other awesomeness including a Hello Kitty Darth.

it's good to be the queen

All her foibles aside, I've always been kind of a QUEEN ELIZABETH II fan because the way she does her hair reminds me of my grandmother. And you know she's always fashionable in her monocolor outfits. And now, she's finally found the perfect accessory--a book! Here she is with QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY, about her mum. The book seems to weigh as much as she does, but she's not letting that stop her. Rock on, Your Majesty!

Pic from here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

the walking hotness

The paparazzi caught this ZOMBIE reading THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE--wait, if you're already a zombie isn't it a little late for that book? Whatever. Books make even the undead hot, so we approve!

Photos taken by SocioTom at Boston's recent zombie walk. Thanks Tom! (more zombie pics on the other side of that link, btw--check it out!)

superman cutie--hot in training!

A young girl rumored to be named KATHY (we're going purely on the url of the photo, here--these are the mad Glam Detective Skillz at work, yo) has been photographed here in her living room reading SUPERMAN. Adorable blond curls and a Superman comic? This girl's going to grow up to be a minx for sure.

(And we hope those crutches aren't permanent! Really we have no clue where the whoop this picture comes from, so let us know if you have any ideas.)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

triple the fun--but where's pokey?

Even everyone's favorite talking clay thingamabob knows about this season's hottest accessory. We've captured GUMBY on film reading not one, not two, but THREE books. But Gumbs darling, we're a little ahh concerned by some of your reading material. Do you need a hug?

($0.35? Books were really $0.35 once?)

no objections here

From our "Super-Duper Obscure Celebrities" file, today we have old-skool PERRY MASON and DELLA STREET reading what I presume is A HUGE LAW BOOK. In this incarnation (CBS daily radio show) the two characters are represented by John Larkin and Joan Alexander. The old picture's kind of hard to make out but look how BIG his book is. We always knew Perry was hot.

Photo from the New York Public Library via The Perry Mason TV Show Book.

P.S. Apologies to those of you got a sneak preview of this photo last night--apparently there's a keyboard shortcut for "publish." Who knew?

Monday, May 24, 2010

awesomeness caught on camera!

Our spycams (we're everywhere) caught the reclusive celebrity acrobat shark-trainer* @Bacillusk somewhere between Sweden and Belgium, reading HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE by MICHAEL GREENBERG. Inside sources reveal that the creature sitting next to her is none other than her partner in crime, stuffed bumblebee Klas-Göran.

*just go with it.

the hottest accessory on land or on air

For once, RINGO STARR is the hottest Beatle. We caught him here reading an UNIDENTIFIED BOOK on an aeroplane trip with George Harrison and others. 99% of the reason that previous sentence exists is so we could use the word "aeroplane." Oh look, we did it again!

Keep it sexy, Ringo.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


She's try to stay undercover (see what I did there?) but the Twitter-renowned detective @theblacklily has been caught reading NECESSARY LIES by KERRY NEVILLE BAKKEN. Research for a case? Either way, nothing like a good book to make a girl look FAB.

where have all the good men gone?

The only things that makes a hot man hotter is a good book and a sidelong glance. Here is a young MARLON BRANDO reading a designer we don't recognize (do YOU know?) and looking cool with a capital OOH.

Monday, May 17, 2010

books: even hot in OUTER SPACE


I don't know WHO this is or WHAT HE IS READING, but he is ON THE MOON.

That's pretty superstar right there. (haha, get it? stars? moon? hahaha I kill me.)

triple the hotness

Here we have not one, not two, but THREE MORGAN FREEMANS reading A HUGE BOOK. Can you just imagine his voice in stereo? Supertastic.

And the most important thing to take away from this shot? No matter what you do to yourself (even if what you're doing is the '70s) books can make you hot.

By the way, for kicks and giggles, here's where that still is from.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

we always knew she was fab

She sings. She acts. She has her own theme park. Her wigs and her breasts are the stuff of legend.

She is, obviously, DOLLY PARTON.

We here at Glam adore the Dolly One, and we are thrilled to see her sporting some hot hot hot accessories this season.

Here she is decked out in some sextastic glasses and THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD--with her suit color-coordinated to the engine. Dolly's just TOO stylish for words.

And here she is with another childhood favorite, THE TALES OF PETER RABBIT:

And finally, for good measure, Dolly shows you another way to accessorize with books--and with pink bandana trim to boot:
We love you, Dolly.

fashion should be shocking

YVONNE CRAIG (or is that BARBARA GORDON?) is shocked--SHOCKED--by what she finds in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS. We can only imagine. She of course would know NOTHING about Batgirl's activities. NOTHING.

Monday, May 10, 2010

the man can read a book

Caught on film lounging elegantly on a--something elegant and possibly brocade--it's William S. Burroughs reading a book that seems to be called WINDS. Proving once again that slinky reading is in this year and every year.

she's no dummy

Let's be real, it's hard for Harley Quinn to blend in in that ensemble. Here she is catching up on some light reading--and will you look at that pile of books! EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE FOR DUMMIES, EMOTIONAL HEALING FOR DUMMIES--Could it be her relationship with the Joker is on the rocks?? YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

glam update


In the hopes of keeping Glam actually up and running, we're going to go to a more scheduled posting... schedule... Just go with it, it's early and the Crew hasn't had it's coffee yet.


There will be new posts every MONDAY and THURSDAY.

And as usual, if you catch any celebrities with this seasons HOTTEST accessory (ie, a book) email us at glambookshots at gmail dot com.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

even princesses read!


In a land far far away, everyone's favorite Beast-tamer, BELLE, was seen reading A BOOK WITH A BLUE COVER. The book seems to have shocked her into song--must be a good one!

And BELLE again, here caught in a tender family moment reading to the Beast, Cogsworth, Lumiere, the Featherduster, Mrs. Potts and even little Chip! She appears to be reading A BOOK WITH PINK CORNERS, author unknown.


Recent craziness among the Glam Crew has included a car-flipping incident, Disneyworld, and a week and a half on a business trip. SO HUGE APOLOGIES TO ALL OUR FANS FOR OUR ABSENCE, but now we're back! Get ready for some glam.

Reminder: WE NEED PHOTOS!! Send them to glambookshots at gmail dot com. You will be rewarded with our UNENDING devotion and possible air kisses.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

bedroom book shot

A sexy Amanda K. Morgan is caught in her bedroom (gasp!) with SUZANNE YOUNG'S THE NAUGHTY LIST (GASP!). It's hard to tell if Mandy's making the book hotter or if the book is making Mandy hotter. Sometimes it doesn't matter.

(I'm actually totally making up that this is her bedroom, but JUST GO WITH IT, OK?)


Okay, just for the record: a long hiatus means the Crew is busy, not that we've deserted you. WE WOULD NEVER DESERT YOU. So hitch up your stockings, folks--it's going to be a RIDE FULL OF FABULOUS.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


NOTE: It's 2012 and we're still getting comments about this, so I just would like to say--yes, we know this is a fake picture and we don't need anyone else to point out that this book came out after Cobain's death. I do think it's hilarious that this blog has been defunct for over two years but people are still commenting to correct an error. OH NO SOMEONE IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET! :)

I always knew Kurt Cobain was fashion-forward, but I never knew how truly daring and innovative he was. Check out this pic: he is sporting not only a book (A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE MAN WHO FELL ASLEEP, by GREG STEKELMAN), but also the only accessory that sexifies a man even more than a book--a kitten.

Combining them? Pure awesome. Are all you men paying attention out there?

Jim "the Hot" Morrison

You thought Jim Morrison was hot before? Here he is holding a book. I have no idea what he's reading, but will you LOOK at all those WORDS.


EDIT: How many times can Grace use the word "hot" in one post?? Tune in next week...

Things got kind of busy for the Glam Crew over the long weekend, but we're still in business! Stay tuned for more hotness--coming soon to an interweb near you.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hot books, Hot Kirk

Double feature!

We love us some Chris Pine here at Glam Book Shots, and Chris Pine loves him some books. SO. We'll give him some extra love today.

Picture #1! Chris Pine being hot with a hot book subtly hidden between a planner and a binder. It's okay for your accessories to be subtle when you're that hot.

And Chris Pine #2! Okay, okay, he doesn't actually seem to have a real book in this picture but--there are notebooks! And have we mentioned he's hot? We'll bend the rules slightly. Okay then.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

making difficult fashion look easy

SIGHTED! The elusive upside-down xtreme reader, rarely captured on film. Who knows what he is reading--we are lucky just to have found him!

(shout-out at tony2punk, who has lots of other awesome photos on his site.)

a man and his book

Behind every great man is a great book. Here, we see Alfred Hitchcock reading DAPHNE DU MAURIER's famous novel REBECCA to his assistant Joan Harrison, prior to making the bok into a really kick-ass film. We would like to report that those curtains will NOT be making a fashion comeback.

(image credit: LIFE)

Friday, February 12, 2010

XtrEME Royal Reading

Here we have Prince Jace showing off his crazy-cool "reading upside down" ability for which he is becoming known around the world. Check it!

Glam suspects this book is 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, but sources are vague.

(thanks to Kristi for the pic!)

Classic Glam: Girl Reading

VERY classic: coming straight at you from the eighteenth century, a YOUNG GIRL READING a book (title and author unknown--if you have an idea, drop us a line!). Captured on oil by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

According to insiders in the fashion industry, this "big poofy yellow dress with book" look is going to be HUGE in Paris next year. You heard it here first.

Princess R shows us how it's done

The mysterious Princess Rhiannon has been discovered reading a book about VAMPIRES. You will note that she is sitting on a zebra-print chair, showing that this young princess really knows how to accessorize. The Princess is widely expected to be on People Magazine's Most-Awesome list this year.

(special thanks to Kristi for the picture)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Spotted in Malibu: Pamela Anderson reading ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE's book UNMARKETABLE: BRANDALISM, COPYFIGHT, MOCKETING, AND THE EROSION OF INTEGRITY. I was going to look up the designer of the swimsuit, but I'm pretty sure that's actually a handkerchief.


We need some more skin here at Glam Book Shots, no?

Here we have HANNAH MOSKOWITZ (well-known author of BREAK) and her favorite sister ABBY MOSKOWITZ, relaxing at Bethany Beach in Delaware. The third person is an unknown male model rumored to be romantically linked to Hannah Moskowitz. Their hot accessories on this hot day are INDIGO'S STAR by Hilary McKay and a green bag.

Insiders tell Glam Books that Moskowitz is indeed reading the book aloud.

And just a reminder, everyone: you can follow us on twitter! Stay up-to-date on today's hottest book sightings!


Everyone's favorite feline, GARFIELD, is caught reading FUN STORIES (author unknown).


The Snowpocalypse struck and the power went out, but we still managed to snag a pic of ghost hunter to the stars MaryBeth Mulhall reading BREAK by Hannah Moskowitz. Don't ask how we did it. There are no lengths to which our team won't go to bring YOU pictures of celebrities and their books.

BOOKS! trendy even among the very young

Time for some adorable children IN ACTION.

First up: Monroe Hanson is actively sleeping, and Truman Hanson is actively reading the Berenstain Bears book NO GIRLS ALLOWED.

And second, action shot of Everett Hanson reading while rolling down the stairs. Now that's dedication.

(special thanks to Sarah Gilbert for the photos!)

reading on a COUCH! of all places.

Spotted reading on some truly gorgeous pillows: talent scout Sumayyah, reading Burnt Offerings by Laurel K. Hamilton. Shoes by Gucci.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Even pop stars dig fashion's hottest accessory. Here we have BRITNEY SPEARS reading THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis--and driving?? Oh no, Britney.

(and yes, I realize that both this picture and the head-shaving joke are like 3 years old. was this blog around then? no.)


Kids grow up so fast these days. Here are those world-renowned ruffians JABBER and MONKEY (sons of the inimitable Elissa Hoole), spotted reading THE NAUGHTY LIST by Suzanne Young.

INTERNATIONAL SIGHTING: Chuck Palahniuk in Italy

She's trying to hide behind her rock star hair, but there's no doubt that this is YA superstar writer HANNAH MOSKOWITZ, leaning against a building in Florence, Italy and reading Chuck Palahniuk's STRANGER THAN FICTION.


Rockstar teacher ELISSA HOOLE was caught reading THE NAUGHTY LIST by Suzanne Young--instead of teaching! How Naughty!

Marilyn Monroe reading ULYSSES

File this under CLASSIC GLAM: Marilyn Monroe reading ULYSSES by James Joyce.


A group of celebrity authors were caught reading BREAK by Hannah Moskowitz. Left-to-right: CYNTHEA LIU, LISA SCHROEDER, CINDY PON, and TAMMI SAUER.