Finals Blues and Reading Aptitudes

I so did not realize I haven’t posted here since January. I’ve always been bad at updating my blogs, but four months? But I have an excuse now. I’m almost finished with my second semester of college (Well technically third but I withdrew from the actual second). I’m telling you sometimes I thought I wouldn’t make it through. But I have and Finals are next week.

So you know what that means right? I have more free time depending on how my schedule looks this summer! I started a BookTube at the beginning of the year and I want to start back with that as well. I’ll be posting some of the filmed reviews here as well, but I’ll still post my traditional reviews.

Although I haven’t been blogging, I have been reading! I’ve discovered some authors that I can’t wait to read more from. Some of the include Charlotte Stein, Cara McKenna, Jess Michaels, and Megan McCarffety. I really love Ms. Stein’s works. I mean I’ve read like three books by her already.

So yeah expect to see me back in a bit. I can’t wait!

Fifty Days of Grey: Chapters 3 and 4

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So chapter 3 picks up with the photoshoot. I guess it’s pretty standard since the only reference I have on photoshoots are ANTM. But Christian asks Ana out for coffee.

So what I’m getting from this chapter is that Grey gets all in her business and I like that she’s sorta offended by this. She doesn’t tell him to stop asking or anything but I’ll give her points for recognizing this. And she is very persistent about labeling him a control freak.

Ana is clumsy of course and she nearly gets ran over by a cyclist. So she ends up in his arms and she DESPERATELY wants him to kiss her.

But he doesn’t. He tells her he doesn’t do the girlfriend thing. She takes this to mean that he doesn’t want HER for a girlfriend. So she leaves angrily and broods over that.

She dreams about him and then the scenes cut to her taking her English exams. After that she returns home where Kate announces she has a package. Inside are first editions of Tess of the D’Ubervilles. Now I would be excited by something like that and she is but there is a cryptic note along with it. She’s rightly frustrated.

So she, Kate, the regular photographer, and Jose celebrate their final exams. Ana gets drunk. Sloppily drunk and drunk dials Christian. He demands to know where is she and Ana is like haha no. She excuses herself to go outside and Jose follows a little later. Jose forces kisses on her and Christian shows up in the nick of time. Stare off. Christian is going to take her home but the girl faints.

So my thoughts on these chapters are is that I so don’t like how controlling Christian is. Like even the MC realizes it. It hasn’t overwhelmed me just yet.

And it’s been awhile since I read Twilight but I don’t recall Bella being so…snarky? I mean I vaguly that she was supposed to be sarcastic. I was fifteen when I first read Twilight but over the years Bella began to annoy me. Ana doesn’t annoy me at this point but there are twenty more chapters to read.

Fifty Days of Fifty Shades of Grey

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Ok I’m not sure on the whole fifty days but that title is catchy no?

Since I don’t live under a rock I’ve heard about Fifty Shades. I will be honest and say I judged this book hard. It seemed to go against my sensibilities. As a girl familiar with fandom it was an unspoken rule that you didn’t publish fanfiction.

But one day I happened to start doing some digging. A very good link I rec is the Fifty Shades page. It has more information about the background of the book. It was after reading these links that I started to question my biases. I had judged the book before even reading it. I hadn’t given it a fair a chance.

So that’s what I’m doing now.

Here’s the plan. I’m going to read a chapter (perhaps a day, maybe every two days it depends) and tell you my thoughts on it. Simple right?

Thoughts: Chapter 1

So the story opens with Anastasia complaining about her friend being sick. This is a little bitchy I admit but understandable. The story then fast forwards to Grey House. There are two blonde secretaries. Then Mr. Grey comes in. Tiny sparks. I honestly expected him to come in with flames or something but I digress. So he comes and she starts interviewing him. From what I’ve read online I expected Anastasia to be a weeping flower but she’s kinda snarky which I like. No negative thoughts on Christian yet. He talks a lot about control for obvious reasons. Interview ends.

So so far the book seems pretty routine. I expected mis-spellings and just awfulness. It’s not so bad so far.

I might have chapters 2 and 3 later on depending on how I feel. And a banner. I downloaded some brushes I’m dying to use.

Thoughts: Chapter 2

The major thing that I noticed about the beginning of this chapter is how short and choppy the scenes are. The scene will shift to her working and then like a paragraph later will switch again. That’s a bit unnecessary and it really distracts from the story.

I don’t really have a lot of thoughts on Kate. She’s just sort of there. She’s not really present. Jose seems nice. I was interested in Ana’s background when she mentioned she had taken her stepfather’s name. I wonder if the book will go more into that? I find that very interesting.

So while she’s working Mr. Grey arrives. She notices that his hands are manicured and the only thing I could think is that this guy is so metrosexual. But I guess it makes sense that he cares about his image. He does like control after all.

And the last thing I noticed was what he bought. Cable wires, masking tape, ropes…oh yeah that’s foreshadowing baby.