lauren3210: (merthur)
I just finished reading this book, and now I have way too many Drarry feels. I really enjoyed it, it was fun and cute, while at the same time exploring just how difficult it can be trying to navigate new places when you spend most of your time paralysed by social anxiety (which I do). I liked that the fanfic wasn't made fun of, and that it wasn't just left behind, as though it was just a silly thing Cath did to avoid growing up. I liked how her world didn't change so much as it just expanded, and that she didn't have to make a choice between fannish things and the real world, but rather learn that she could have both.

I think you kind of have to be a bit zen about your own place in fandom to not feel a bit defensive over it while reading this book, because there are times when other characters are a bit dismissive of the concept, and there are times when Cath's obsession over it comes across as wrong, which made me roll my eyes a little. But I thought that on the whole, the subject was dealt with very respectfully.

More importantly however, the fandom Cath wrote fiction for was so obviously a very thinly veiled parody of Harry Potter, and the little excerpts of her Harry/Draco Simon/Baz fics have made me crave some good drarry stories, which I haven't read since Erised (I got a bit burnt out). So, I'm going to go find some good ones, be back later!
lauren3210: (Bucky)
I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] inglevine and I am tagging [livejournal.com profile] this_bloody_cat, [livejournal.com profile] indyonblue, [livejournal.com profile] gracerene, [livejournal.com profile] celestlyn, and [livejournal.com profile] elvishgrrl (please don't feel obligated to do this, and you've probably all been asked already)

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

This got a bit wordy )

Wow, that was fun! People should ask me to talk books more often tbh

Book Meme!

Aug. 7th, 2014 01:31 pm
lauren3210: (Destiel)
Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] inglevine and [livejournal.com profile] indyonblue

Give me a letter and I will hold forth on one of the following topics:

A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
B. Best Sequel Ever
C. Currently Reading
D. Drink of Choice While Reading
E. E-Reader or Physical Books
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
H. Hidden Gem Book
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life
J. Just Finished
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
L. Longest Book You’ve Read
M. Major Book Hangover Because Of
N. Number of Bookcases You Own
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
P. Preferred Place to Read
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
R. Reading Regret
S. Series You Started and Need to Finish
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
W. Worst Bookish Habit
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other
X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
Y. Your Latest Book Purchase
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)
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