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If you love your men handsome and literary-minded, come right in here. I’ve got something for you.

The Instagram account @hotdudesreading is something I found during one of my frequent visits to vogue.com. After just two months of opening, the instagram page, run by a group of NYC-based book lovers, has attracted over half a million followers. Why not? It displays tons of good looking men caught reading on the NYC metro.

Those of us who were brought up to think that life is always a trade off—if he’s handsome, he’s probably dumb—are scandalized by these pictures of handsome hunks and sexy cuties reading everything from Wislawa Szymborska’s Maps to Aleksandar Hemon’s The Making of Zombie Wars.

By the way, scrolling through the 77 images posted on @hotdudesreading totally counts as reading. So feel free to set aside that novel you’ve been reading and feast your eyes on these man-candies.

Have a lovely weekend!

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “#HotDudesReading | Gorgeous Men Caught on Camera While Reading in NYC Metro” Subscribe

  1. The Amateur Poet 2015/06/09 at 01:33 #

    This is so cool. I would love to see similar pages being created set in African cities. It would be a pleasant change to recognize hotties who choose to grab a book instead of wasting time facebooking or idly gazing at their phones in Nairobi traffic which can go on for hours!!

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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