let Benedict Cumberbatch read to you from a children’s book

And Javier Bardem and Idris Elba and Ryan Gosling. (And also Channing Tatum, if you’re into that sort of thing.) From “Love You Forever: 5 of Hollywood’s Sexiest Men Read to You from Children’s Classics” at Bookriot:

You know what they say: There is nothing sexier than a man reading a children’s book.

Okay, so I don’t know if anyone actually says that.

But as a man who is often spotted reading children’s books in public, I really want this to be a thing. Completely self-serving, I know. To help make this happen, I’ve recruited some of Hollywood’s most dashing leading men to read to you from beloved children’s classics.

I wish these were YouTubes instead of just this:



Click over for the rest, and to find out which kids’ books these quotes are from (if you don’t already know). As a commenter over at Bookriot notes, this seriously needs to be a tumblr. Get on it, Internet.

Thanks to Karen for the heads-up.

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Fri, Jul 26, 2013 2:32pm

You know, Benedict Cumberbatch seems to have a lot of things he might do if this acting thing doesn’t work out: http://dlisted.com/2013/07/24/benedict-cumberbatch-married-his-gay-friends-in-ibiza/

(PS: Did you mean to write “Benedicti” in the tags?)