Thirty-something fangirl reads through and metas on literary material, section-by-section. Sometimes– but mostly not– with snarkiness.
1/5/13: An update to this: this has turned into a chapter-by-chapter recap of two series of books: one being Manna Francis’ Administration series, which I have wanted to discuss with people and meta on since way back when; the other being E. L. James’ Fifty Shades books, which I felt I should read if I was going to snark about them. (And read and snark I do.) I was initially going to add a few more serials to the mix, but in the interests of keeping it consistent, and preserving the few shreds of sanity I have left, I’m not really planning to at the moment. I’ve been finding the comparison between these particular two series interesting, since on the surface they share a couple of similarities, and I’ve been enjoying the discussion on both books. I’m planning on working my way through both serials over however long it takes me to read and recap them.
Please keep in mind, these are my observations, and your mileage may vary on things, though debate and discussion is always encouraged. Also, I swear like a trooper and will talk about things which may not be in everyone’s taste. (Given that one series is known as “Mommy porn” and the first book in the other series has “fuck” in the title, one would hope this is a bit of an idea of what you’re going to find in Readthroughs and Random.) A final warning: while I’ve done my best to offer trigger warnings for sexual violence and victim blaming and dubious consent issues in the stuff I’m reviewing (fans of The Administration will be aware of relevant warnings since Manna Francis mentions them herself) there may be things I overlook which may be distressing for readers.