Archive for December, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (part 3)

Posted in Books, Fifty Shades Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2012 by Skepkitty

Alright, ya bunch of sugarlumps, here’s some more Fifty Shades for ya. But first: you’ve probably been wondering what I’ve been up to, right? Right? Of course you have!

Last Monday, I had a college application due and had to scramble to get things finished. This week, I also had a lot of homework due, and homework is important right now because I’m trying to get into colleges and I want to keep my GPA up, and in order to keep my GPA up I have to get straight As. I’d been absent a few times due to illness, so I had some make-up work to do, too. On top of all that, I had Christmas presents to make people and my entire house to clean and the world to save and… yeah.

I also watched Wreck-It Ralph. If anyone wants to find me any really lousy WIR fanfiction (super ultra mega bonus points if it’s OC x Turbo), that would be a good thing to add to my “upcoming MSTs” list. Oh yeah: I watched The Lorax, too. (I loved both those movies much more than I was expecting to.)

Enough blathering, let’s get to it!

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Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (part 2)

Posted in Books, Fifty Shades Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2012 by Skepkitty

This chapter is worse than the first chapter. You’ve been warned.

I’m not gonna recap, now or ever, so read the first chapter if you haven’t yet.

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Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (part 1)

Posted in Books, Fifty Shades Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2012 by Skepkitty

Oh, Halfworlders, I am so sorry. That’s the appropriate thing to do in this situation, right? Apologize? Even if I’m going to be making fun of it, it still feels cruel of me to expect you all to read about it.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know a thing or two about the Fifty Shades trilogy. You probably know that it was originally Twilight fanfiction — titled “Master of the Universe” — and you probably know that it’s about an innocent college virgin falling for a rich entrepreneur with a dark and troubled past and a taste for BDSM. Until I started reading it, that was about as much as I knew myself. Honestly, it should have stayed that way.

Before we get started, please understand that I want to give this thing a fair chance. It’s a smutty novel, not great literature, and I don’t want to hold it to ridiculously high standards. But from what I’ve read, my hopes are not high. I’m not even sure I have hopes anymore.

For the sake of being thorough and in-depth, and because I haven’t seen anyone else do this, I decided to do the review chapter-by-chapter. I’m only a few chapters in and this is already shaping up to be a very foolish decision. The book is twenty-six chapters long. But hey — if I handled all those awful fanfics, I can handle Fifty Shades of Grey. Right?

…right?

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