It’s the first of the month, and in an effort to get my old Hunk posts scrubbed of copyrighted material, I’m pulling up this one that had been taken offline and fixing it. So this month, it’s Ryan Gosling! He’s definitely a reader as there’s some photo documentation:
- Gosling and Eva Mendes in Paris
- Gosling reading The Stranger
- *gasp* big no-no for me: highlighter pen AND using it as a bookmark!
- Gosling and Mendes on a hike
- with a National Geographic
- with a Monster comic book
- There’s some photos of him with a tattoo of The Giving Tree on his arm, but turns out it’s his character in Blue Valentine. However, he’s been quoted on how much he hates that book:
That book is so fucked up; that story’s the worst. I mean, at the end the tree is a stump and the old guy just sitting on him #8212; he’s just used him to death, and you’re supposed to want to be the tree? Fuck you. You be the tree. I don’t want to be the tree.
Tangentially related to reading, is his recent participation of Funny or Die’s Drunk History reading of A Night Before Christmas, also starring Eva Mendes and Jim Carrey.
It was hard finding out about his reading habits because of a certain meme we’ll explore below, but I did find out he was diagnosed with ADHD as a child which caused him to have trouble reading. He obviously conquered it. From that same article, he reveals this about Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami: “You can’t put it down. All these movie studios are trying to buy his books and he won’t sell them.”
I gave up trying to find more about what he likes to read, however, because searching on Google for it was just too crowded with this phenomenon:
For some reason only the meme gods understand, he’s the subject of a number of “Hey Girl” internet memes that started with F*%kYeahRyanGosling where posters pretend he’s their boyfriend saying supportive/sexy things. There’s now a bunch of them (for computer nerds, museum lovers, political junkies and many more) but the ones that relate to books I couldn’t resist sharing. This one for librarians, got a giggle from me:
And then one about reading YA books and I had to share this one because this seems to be the theme lately with my writing friends and me (*now going to post this as the blog post pic for my last writing post on internal dialog*):
And one where we pretend he’s in the world of publishing:
So that’s this month’s Hunk Who Reads. Reading is sexy people!
For further opportunities to idolize men and books:
The American Library Association - Celebrity READ posters.
Do you have any photos of male celebrities reading?
Come back next month to see the next Hunk Who Reads…
Past Hunks Who Read/Related Articles:
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Dan Stevens*
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Nathan Fillion
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Marlon Brando
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – George Clooney
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Billy Crudup
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Colin Firth
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Keanu Reeves
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Johnny Depp*
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Don Cheadle
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Joe Manganiello
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Monday Hunk Who Reads – John Cusack
*previous Ovaries Exploding Award winner