Alright, imaginary people reading this! I have a confession to make. I am deeply, totally hopelessly in love with Ana Mardoll and her blog (that link over there <- click it. Do it now.). She's smart, funny, and mind blowingly insightful. She runs a series of deconstructions, which are thought provoking and interesting and really, just go read the whole thing now. I'll wait.
Right, so, why am I gushing about Ana in a post called "announcing a bad idea!"? Well, I've decided to run my own series of deconstructions. However, I expect mine to run more among the lines of Mark reads Twilight then Ana reading Twilight. Still, consider this the announcement of Erika Reads Fifty Shades of Grey!
Yes, I'm picking up a Twilight inspired erotica to pick apart/weep at. Or get awkward boners from. We'll see. I'll make one post per chapter per week (I will tentatively slot this for Thursday) and I pinky swear to not read ahead.
So, why Fifty Shades of Grey? I wanted to pick something that was popular, and being made a huge deal out of at the moment, and that I hadn't seen getting the deconstruction treatment in the blogs I frequent. There is a fair bit of "controversy" about this book and it's BDSM tones. Because of the sexual nature of the book, some libraries are refusing to carry it (or trying not to). There is enough attention being given to this book that I'm sure there are people out there who want to know what's going on with it without actually having to read the thing themselves! So, stay tuned and come back next Thursday for the first chapter!