Long time no blog, sorry to anyone that actually reads my random(not so random) thoughts.
Vaginal Fantasy is an online based book club recommended by actor Felicia Day, the group posts to Goodread.com and discusses the books monthly on youtube.com, February’s main selection is Story Of O by Anne Desclos and the alternative book is Bared To You by Sylvia Day. Here are my thoughts on the books, also when reading I like to find some part of it that shows what the book is about. 🙂
Story Of O was written in 1954 by Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage. The translation from French to English makes reading a bit rocky at times but I thought that this added to the main character instead of detracting from the stories flow, this might have been smoothed out in newer prints of the book but I read an older print. The Story of O was a good read, well written and direct. It did have some very sensitive material on top of an already sensitive topic. The translation issue and the rape/prostitution material definitely make it clear why this book is not for all readers.
“O was happy that Rene had had her whipped and had prostituted her, because her impassioned submission would furnish her lover with the proof that she belonged to him, but also because the pain and shame of the lash, and the outrage inflicted upon her by those who compelled to pleasure when they took her, and at the same time delighted in their own without paying the slightest heed to hers, seemed to her the very redemption of her sins.”
Bared To You- A Crossfire Series Novel written in 2012 by Sylvia Day. This book is a good read, attention keeping, passionate content, nice character development. Seems interesting enough to read the rest of the series. Has some base content similarities to Fifty Shades Of Grey by E.L. James, but as far as the first book goes it is not the same in content type.
“The bond between us was fragile just then, both of us apprehensive about the future and the wounds that we could inflict with all of our jagged edges.”
Also my favorite lines in this book, “It would be another scar to add his collection, another bitter memory he’d always have, a memory I would share and fear along with him, but it wouldn’t rule us. We wouldn’t let it.”
Now go forth, read dirty books, and prosper.