5 Glorious Years Reading in The Buff...
And this time; with Friends.
Reading? In the Nude?!
But yet here we are, my dear friends, and even those who brought lover's along side them to bare it all and to curl up together with a much needed good book to keep this nation from downward spiraling into ignorance and an existence that lack's intellectualism.
The most inspiring aspects that have come forth from this profound holiday for those of libertine's who relish a good tale as much as we relish a new lover is the fact that 2 years waiting now, we've (Joie De Vivre of The Valley Burlesque Society & I) to debut our very own Naked Reading Salon right here in the center of Fresno!
Along with a bevy of beauties who also want to take off their clothes and read in public for we all know by now we can't spell Literature without T&A!
As you can see from my friend's selections this year as well as my own that it really doesn't matter what you read as long as you're reading in the nude on July 5th and celebrating it worldwide that's all that truly matters, but let's take a look back to see what I read for the past four years now as well as my featured selection for this year's 5 year anniversary holiday of reading in the nude!
Russell Brand's "My Booky Wook"
Jon Stuart's "America"
A.N. Onomis' "The History & Arts of The Dominatrix"
A.N. Roquelaure's "Beauty's Kingdom"
Anne Rice's "Prince Lestat"
For more curious answers to your questions about why I chose my favorite author's latest book as this year's selection as well as why my sexy guests chose theirs; keep reading and you'll find answers to so many carnal questions about reading naked in the featured sections below. As well as how you can be involved in next year's holiday celebrations while joining the movement.
Who know's maybe next year, you and/or your lover as well as the rest of this grand gang of sexy readers will be eager enough to take it off together and take a group photo of us all indulging in the sinfully delicious, always thought provoking world of those who love to read;
Celebrating 5 Years Reading Naked!
A Gallery of 5 Years Reading Naked with Bella BloodLust
The Origins of Reading Naked:
For centuries, being able to read was a mark of privilege and progress. Those who could read were held in high regard. Being able to devour books and literature at your leisure was set aside for the upper classes. Sometimes, even owning books was dangerous and could get you killed.
As time marched on, literacy became more and more prevalent until now we take the that very skill for granted. As a culture, we no longer savor reading. We no longer touch it with our whole bodies. At best, we may read in passing, at as high a speed as we use our social media. Any “literature” longer than 140 characters might as well be War and Peace assigned by a teacher that hates us.
What a shame! Reading is a sensual, ritual experience – or at least it should be. We should set aside time, set the stage, treat books like lovers…
That’s why we, the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading, have decide to make July 5th READ NAKED DAY Join us in removing the obstacles that hinder your freedom to read as a ritual. Doff your clothing on July 5th and get in touch with one of the most powerful forces in history – the reading of the written word.
We invite you to take part by simply reading naked. That’s it. If you’d like to be even more involved in bringing focus back to the ritual of reading BECOME A READ WARRIOR and help us get the word out. Start a naked book club. Get your local books stores involved. Because if there’s one thing we at Naked Girls Reading know for sure:
You Can't Spell Literature without T&A!
Can't Keep it To Yourself? Good! Neither Can We!
F-READ-OM FIGHTERS are eligible for a packet of fun materials including a Read Naked Day poster, bookmark, 8×10 of Michelle L’amour, a ticket to a Naked Girls Reading event and more.
Writing a READ NAKED DAY theme song?
Have an idea for a press stunt? Could bring new meaning to the term flash mob.
Starting a READ NAKED book club? Watch out Oprah.
Whatever your idea, let us know and we could confer upon you the title of READ WARRIOR.
For more information CLICK HERE and Join The Movement of F-READ-om Fighters!
Are You Ready to Take the Pledge?!
Just follow these simple steps:
1.) Grab your favorite book a real, tangible book – no e-books!
2.) Take off your clothes
3.) Place your right hand on your favorite book and say the following:
“I understand that reading is a ritual that is important for the sensual and intellectual development of the human race.
I believe in the importance and tangibility of this ritual and will show my level of belief by setting aside time on July 5th to celebrate in my own way, but which will absolutely involve the removal of my clothing and the reading of a book.
I pledge to uphold Read Naked Day as sacred and encourage those I know to do the same.”
The Naked Reading Movement is Expanding Worldwide!
We’d like to feature a few of our fellow F-READ-OM FIGHTERS here:
The Outdoor Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society
Books & Bums
Naked Girls Reading
A Naked Girls Reading Movie Montage
Our Chosen Naked Reading Selections:
Bella BloodLust's Selection:
Anne Rice's "Prince Lestat"
I've been reading these books since high school and fell in love with the film Interview with a Vampire at the tender age of 5. I must admit that it's directed the course of my entire existence in this lifetime and still to this day, reading anything from Prince Lestat himself, feels truly like catching up with an old friend. Or over a dozen of vampire lovers who are nestled in between these carnal pages along with the endless nostalgia of so many years spent adorned in black and immersed in this gothic world. As you can see by the Ankh of Isis that adorns my neck for feeders everywhere, not much has changed; hell I even created the name Bella BloodLust in loving memory of these vampires and oh so many others who have impacted my life and imparted the deep seeded wisdom of life, death, the afterlife and for those of us immortals still left wandering around on this plane of existence; rebirth.
People have asked me all too often "Why do you read in the Nude?" to which my response will eternally be... "Why not? Have you tried it yet?" It isn't until after they take my libertine advice do they see the calming, soothing and sensual ambiance that is relished in along with falling captive to some far off or wonderous place in each book that I temporarily call, home.
It's been such a rush reading in the buff now for over five years and celebrating with the movement founders and co-creator's as well as having so many of you on board now to join in the intellectual and liberated fun. This is not the end of this sexy journey for that I assure you will only get better and more creatively connected over the coming years from Burlesque Naked Reading Salon's that we're on the wait list for, to quite possibly a Naked Reading Book Club that will meet quarterly to peruse pages in the nude and to catch up on an aspect of life in the buff that most only indulge in these old world days in far off places like Europe.
- Bella BloodLust
Reading Naked Enthusiast circa 2013
Pin Up: The Illegitimate Art by Jim Silke &
Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
But as I cracked it open to reveal its contents even though it was the middle of the book itself; the first few sentences I read were quit captivating and just caught my eye at a first glance.
The reason for doing this photo shot was because i felt like that now a days, society is out of tune with this beautiful form of art that we call literacy. And we really need to get back into it; but sadly people seem to be so wrapped up in modern day technology that it feels as if people are against it and uncomfortable with picking up a book now, just like nudity.
It's a form of art and beauty not something to be ashamed of. So strip down pick up a book and read till your heart is content."
Reading Naked Enthusiast
Carla Perez's Selection:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl is by far one of the most mind bending books that I've read.
I love to get lost for hours into a book, but one thing that's a must is assuring that I'm comfortable and in a clean environment. For myself personally that means I enjoy reading in a clean space with pillows, after a cold shower and just read in the nude.
It's such a personal, sensual and one of the most therapeutic feelings!"
- Carla Perez
Naked Reading Enthusiast
Jessie Jame's Hollywood's Selection:
Spangle by Gary Jenning's
I chose it because it's one of my top 5 and I think that more people need to read Jennings' work. He's a fabulous and under appreciated author.
Spangle is a brilliant tale of the circus and the world post American civil war.
-Jessie James Hollywood
Reading Naked Enthusiast
Craving Carnal Literature Read Aloud...Naked?
A Nude Reading Salon is Coming to Fresno!
I'm more than elated to announce that Joie De Vivre co-originator and co-chairwoman of The Valley Burlesque Society
was more than inspired and asked moi if I would be interested to start our own Nude Reading Chapter right here in Fresno, before I could type my answer I was already Cheshire Cat smiling from ear to ear.
"YES! Let's Do This!"
"We can Eventually Host Book Loving Burlesque Shows to Inspire New Libertines to Join!"
So Needless to say Bella BloodLust & Joie De Vivre have already been added to the waitlist, as soon as we're contacted not only will Fresno & Tower District have a sexy new crew of intelligent book lovers to share time and space with but what we have planned with have to stay hush-hush for now, like the last few pages of a salaciously good book we can't spoil the rest of our surprise!
So capture that enchanting novel that you just can't keep your prying eyes away from, clothes are definitely not required or even allowed in this libertine holiday, and don't be afraid to include lovers in this erotic of intellectual holidays, nothing is quite as sexy as seeing two love birds in their birthday suits cuddling over an erotic book that will inspire future adventures of afternoon delight.
(Remember post your photos in the comments to be included in next years Article Celebration)
Happy International Read Naked Day!
Psst. A Cheeky Bonus Surprise
For Sexually Liberated Readers:
"If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck em."
I decided to channel creative ideas into a profound and insightful discussion about the importance of reading and the demise of culture and society due to our current society shunning such a sensual ritual pleasure, and in turn not only received standing ovations, endless accolades and laughter while displaying my thoughts for the entire world to view along with my professor, I couldn't be more than elated to share this stimulating presentation that you're more than welcome to share to further inspire the bibliophile revolution.
I'm quite sure none of the above featured naked reading guests voted Republican.
Jessie James Hollywood