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Here are 23 pics of sexy men reading books — you're welcome (PHOTOS)

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Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

Some things make hot guys hotter. A hot guy is even hotter when he makes you dinner. A hot guy is even hotter when he preps your bubble bath. A hot guy is even hotter when he is reading a book. Don't believe me? These pictures prove it.

1. Orlando Bloom

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Even elves need a break from murdering orcs in Middle-earth.

2. Bradley Cooper

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Yes, baby, close that book and come to bed....

3. Robert Pattinson

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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So many books; so little time. (Just like men.)

4. Benedict Cumberbatch

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Oh, just read to us with that sexy, posh voice of yours.

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5. Nathan FillionMen reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Beware: Reading takes you places you never expected.

6. Jim Parsons

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Smart boys stay smart by reading.

7. Ian Somerhalder

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Even vampires are into the written word.

8. James Dean

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Classy film stars know words are the way to a woman's heart.

9. Johnny Depp

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Good boys do it, and bad boys do it, too. Reading, we mean.

10. James Franco

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Smoldering on a stoop. There's a book in his hand? What book?

11. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Giving some library attitude. Just don't raise your voice.

12. Sean Bean

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Older, dignified English gents turn a page or two.

13. Jensen Ackles

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Don't look so upset. We'll read to you before bed, sweetheart.

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14. Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Bahahahahaha....

15. Matt Smith

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Oh, darling, the glasses are a nice touch.

16. Mark Ruffalo

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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A bit of chest hair makes for a manly man reader.

17. Michael Fassbender

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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He's comparing his costume to the comic book.

18. Hugh Jackman

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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All the cool, sexy dads like Dr. Seuss.

19. George Clooney

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Nothing like a glass of wine, your favorite book and a good-looking man.

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20. Jude Law

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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Relaxing by the pool with a good read.

21. Ryan Gosling

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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That's quite a stare he's giving us. Wonder if he just read something naughty.

22. Matt Bomer

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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I'll hold your spot for you... if you follow me to bed.

23. Alexander Skarsgard

Men reading books is super sexy, and these 23 pics prove it

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My, now that is a picture worth a thousand words.

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