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  1. Author Divas Censor Book Reviewers

    May 2, 2013 by Kiersi

    What is going on with authors this past week? It’s like spring came and the divas of the book world woke up from hibernation in full-attack mode. Remember that part where you wrote a book and then put it out there in the world? Where did it become okay to attack readers for writing honest reviews about them?

    Let’s start at the beginning, where a reviewer I follow on Goodreads posted her honest review of a vampire novel. (I’m already getting No Remorse flashbacks here, shudder.) She received a free copy of the book in exchange for her honest review. That should be where this story ends. I mean, I don’t even know why I have to go on here.

    Instead of backing away and leaving it at that, the author of said vampire novel, P. J. Dominicis, wrote an email to her “literary idol” Anne Rice, asking for… I’m not sure what, actually. Emotional support, I guess? That doesn’t really bother me much; authors are people too, and reading a negative review can be a trying experience. (Though, if I were to give any advice here, it’s just… don’t read them, bro, and spare yourself the experience.) (more…)

  2. Fifty Shades is the Hamburger of Literature

    April 26, 2012 by Kiersi

    Fifty Shades of Grey (cover)

    Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James

    This book gets: ♥♥♥ out of 5

    Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James – So, I know generally this is a blog about young adult literature, but considering the history of Fifty Shades of Grey, I felt it was appropriate to post my review here. There are undoubtedly dozens of has-been Twilight readers like myself who picked up this book purely out of curiosity, and ended up entwined in James’s mortal coil.

    I want to preface everything I say here with this: James’s Fifty Shades series is the fast food of books. It is the breaded french fry of books. It is that perfect combination of salt, fat, and sugar that the body is designed to crave, even though you know it’s not so good for your health–and you feel a little sick to your stomach afterwards. (more…)