Previous Post. Okay, folks. I can do this. I can make it to the end of Chapter 18. We pick up with Christian back at his hotel room and it seems that Ana may have melted his icy robot exterior. Let's all gather round to watch this heartwarming moment: In my room, I call Taylor. … Continue reading Suicide is So Inconvenient for Lord Moneydick: Chapter 18.3 of EL James’s “Grey”
Initially I had grand designs to review each of these books, but the fact is that none of them really inspired a post longer than about 150 words. So instead, I figured I'd do an omnibus and give a quick summary of each. Here's what I read over the past two months: How Should a … Continue reading September and October Reading Omnibus
If Christian Grey is meant to be a stand-in for Stephanie Meyer's enigmatic and impossibly handsome Edward, Anastasia Steele is our klutzy, self-doubting, introspective Bella. Much like Bella, Anastasia is unique in that she has no personality, but is rather a bland yet idealized version of the author. Even though she has a name that … Continue reading Anastasia Steele is Schizophrenic — but in a Totally Cute Way!
Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, allow me to assure you that 50 Shades of Grey is very, very bad. The fact that its origins can be mentioned in the same breath as "Twilight fanfiction" doesn't leave much room for confusion on this point, but all the same I feel this … Continue reading Meet Christian Grey: He’s Hot, Mean, Handsome, Rich, Good-Looking and Hot.
Over the weekend, clutchers of pearls everywhere reacted to a sound bite from the publicist of the new Romeo and Juliet movie. Said publicist foretold that the upcoming adaptation would be the first Romeo and Juliet specifically tailored to "the Twilight generation," and -- more appallingly -- that while the dialogue would retain "Shakespeare's flavor," … Continue reading Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think
By now, you won't have been able to escape 50 Shades of Grey, a book written by the middle-aged Twilight and S&M enthusiast, E.L. James. I am eternally grateful that my New York Times project dissolved before this book hit the list. While a part of me feels that I should read something that's become so … Continue reading Library Ban of 50 Shades of Grey is Almost as Stupid as 50 Shades of Grey
After seeing The Hunger Games for a second time, a friend and I got into a bit of debate over the "legitimacy" of young adult lit authors. I'd read FilmDrunk's Hunger Games review a few weeks back that stated, among other gripes, that Suzanne Collins -- a successful TV writer -- only got into young … Continue reading So About J.K. Rowling’s First Non-Potter Book
I have this misguided theory that before I can make fun of something, I should probably give it a fair chance first. In some instances, like with the downright unreadable Twilight, this has served me well. But in others, I feel a little disappointed in myself when I realize that curiosity has turned into genuine … Continue reading Ugh. I’m Enjoying The Help
The spectacular and talented Kate Beaton is responsible for the cartoon above, to which she added the following description on her Tumblr account: I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads. That was all I needed to hurtle myself down this rabbit hole of ridiculousness, so today I bring you three … Continue reading Dispatches from the Poop Shelf: Moronic Reviews of Timeless Classics