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Fifty Shades of Grey outstrips Harry Potter to become the fastest selling paperback of all time
I kid you not. Read it here. Granted, I would like to start by saying that I have not, nor will I ever read these books. They are PWP, I find that trashy and reflective of a lack of creativity to write a great book without smut. It's a challenge authors should rise up to meet, rather than contributing to the decline of morality and quality of literature.

That also being said, yes, I have read and did like Twilight. Guilty pleasures, we all have them. Twilight made me laugh and giggle and grin, the first book probably my favorite. You may see this as a complete contradiction, but cie la vie. I also completely love Harry Potter and am saddened by the fact that it had to hand over it's title to published fanfiction.

And it's being made into a movie.

Not to mention, insult to injury: "Publishers are now rushing to bring out more similar erotic fiction – including Jane Eyre Laid Bare, an explicit rewrite of Charlotte Bronte’s novel."

I. Kid. You. Not.

I have so much RAEG face right now.
Am I the only one that feels like they just heard someone insult a very dear friend and now has full rights to right hook the offending party in order to defend their friend's honor?

Even more insult to injury? This garbage is published and selling like hot cakes. I'm still trying to get an agent when I know (and no, this is not me being prideful or arrogant) that my writing is much better. Smut free, too. Ugh, just when I thought I couldn't lose anymore faith in humanity.
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If you could change ONE thing about the Harry Potter books: what would it be and how would it change things?  

Reading update

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 01:38 pm
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I mentioned this a little while back, but I'm currently reading the first Harry Potter book, since I've never read them before. This is a big deal, because I swore I would never read them, pay money for them etc. I ended up having to pay a dollar and I now have the first three books. Lost a lot of my pride that day.

Hey, I can't pass up a deal. Well, i figured the writing would get better as the books progress anyway since she had no training or anything to start with. I still cringe at the sight of those books on my shelf though. I'd never read these book before and i hated them because of all the hype, the types of people I ran into that were always fans (very annoying nerdy types), etc., etc. I mean, c'mon, how do you get so burnt out on something when you've never invested any of your time in it?

Because everywhere you look it's being thrown in your face. Heck, I love Twilight, but I'm sick of hearing about it and seeing it everywhere. Breaking Dawn was terrible, btw, just wanna throw that in there.

So I'm reading Sorceror's Stone, haven't really been able to make much headway. I've had the book like two weeks and I'm not done with it yet. Only because I haven't had the time to sit down and read. I got to for about an hour yesterday, and then the past two day I've gone to sit in my car at lunch and read for thirty minutes. A few minutes here and there, but other than that? I've just been busy.

Yeah, but the point IS! Shonen-ai will rot your brain people. Srsly. It will ruin your mind forever. Taint anything you lay your hands to. It will, because these kids in this books are eleven years old, there are no romantic angles at all and yet the voice in my head is pairing up that Malfoy character with Harry Potter. The blond kid that's snotty and obsessively picks on him, a little rich kid. Yeah. He's so cute and awkward. ^_^ Ugh. Headdesk. Shonen-ai has ruined me.
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Yeah, I was a cooler person before my lunch break today and then I went and had to lose respect for myself. I did what i swore I would never do.

Lemme go back a bit. Ahem. I have never read the Harry Potter books. Ever. Never wanted to, swore up and down I never would and that even if you gave them to me or put a gun to my head, there was no way I was reading those ridiculous books.

Put away your pitchforks and let me finish.

So, yeah. Never wanted to read them. Still don't want to read them. So why exactly do I now have a copy of the first book sitting in the drawer next to me at work? I actually paid money for the stupid thing! Only .35 cents, but still! I paid! Money! For Harry Potter! Ugh, and again I lose respect for myself. Why?

[livejournal.com profile] thatonefangirl Yep. Her fault. We recently friended each other on here and I admitted to never having read the books. Her response was "Blasphemer!" Which made me bark out with laughter as I say that myself and have never met anyone else who does. So yeah, after having a "Wait, am I holding a conversation with myself" moment, I thought about it.

There are few things that I would call somebody a blasphemer for if they didn't like it or had never read it. The Mortal Instruments series, for example. To not love it is blasphemy. The author of the series is Cassandra Clare, who before writing her series, wrote HP fanfiction. I love Cassie, though she did lose a few cool points for loving the HP. Well, if the author of my favorite series likes this other series and it's what got her writing to begin with, and then here is this other girl who could very well be me some days, well then maybe if they have it at the used bookstore, I could possibly force myself to pick it up and read it. Maybe. I'll at least go look.

They had it. And even though it only cost me thirty-five cents, it hurt to hand over money for this book that I really just don't want to read, but I am determined to be open minded about. Something good made come of it. In reading it, I may better improve my own writing style. Maybe.

Or my eyes will bleed, it could go either way.

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