Anyone else watching Westworld through a lens of miserable apathy?

Bit of a sensational headline, but for those of you who are watching, 1: I do want to discuss spoilers so — SPOILER WARNING — but 2: I more want to discuss why this is being heralded as some kind of instant classic when it’s... not very good? Subjective opinions are just that, but apart … Continue reading Anyone else watching Westworld through a lens of miserable apathy?

Review: Feminist Fight Club, or Jessica Bennett’s Lean In for Millennials

To start, I only recently discovered publishers catalogues, the literal Scholastic Book Fair for adults. Why it never occurred to me that these would exist -- just catalogues of upcoming titles from publishing houses -- I have no idea. But now I do know, and that knowledge is glorious. So. While browsing Penguin's list of … Continue reading Review: Feminist Fight Club, or Jessica Bennett’s Lean In for Millennials

8 month catch-up with 7 book recommendations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0u6QfxcY-4 Wrapping up the past 8 months of reading by sharing my 7 favorite books -- including a play, 2 audio books, 1 Australian author, and a small rant about women in sports. Books mentioned: Shrill - Lindy West Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare Eat Sweat Play - Anna Kessel Why God is … Continue reading 8 month catch-up with 7 book recommendations

What I’ve Learned After a Month on Booktube, and Why I Need Your Help

  At the beginning of January I started a YouTube channel to talk about books, and full disclosure: after publishing three videos I'm figuring out what isn't working a lot faster than what is. But before I let this get bogged down with negativity, let me say why I wanted to switch to video in the first … Continue reading What I’ve Learned After a Month on Booktube, and Why I Need Your Help

The Magician’s Land Reaffirms Everything I Don’t Like About Grossman’s Trilogy, but It’s Pretty Solid

I'm back! It took a few months to recover enough of a sense of what constitutes a "good" or a "bad" book following Grey since pretty much everything in comparison was amazing as long as it didn't contain a) glorified rape, b) glorified eating disorders, and c) DJs. But I'm back with another one of the … Continue reading The Magician’s Land Reaffirms Everything I Don’t Like About Grossman’s Trilogy, but It’s Pretty Solid

An iPad is Forever: Chapter 25 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. This is it, everyone. This is the final chapter of Grey. For those who've asked, yes, EL James is planning to re-write all three books from the original series so there are two more to go. Yes, she probably will call them Greyer and Greyest because she's awful. And yes, I probably will … Continue reading An iPad is Forever: Chapter 25 of EL James’s “Grey”

Christian Grey Hates Condoms, Loves Condiments: Chapter 24 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. So. We now have two chapters and 12 pages left to go, but this next chapter is 11 pages and the final chapter is one. I feel that you'll be okay with me splitting the page count right down the middle and ending somewhere around the six-page mark. Because I promise you the … Continue reading Christian Grey Hates Condoms, Loves Condiments: Chapter 24 of EL James’s “Grey”

Schlock Therapy and Liquid Dreams: Chapter 23 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. 22 pages to go. Let's do this. This chapter opens with Christian having a dream about fucking Ana against a door: We're fucking. Fucking hard. Against the bathroom door. I avoided covering a lot of the sex scenes in this book because they were repetitive, boring, and nearly identical to the descriptions from … Continue reading Schlock Therapy and Liquid Dreams: Chapter 23 of EL James’s “Grey”