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Feminist Quibbles with the Belgariad

Arthur has almost finished reading David Eddings’ The Belgariad aloud to me. I’ve loved this ‘sword and sorcery’ fantasy series since I was a teenager. They’re not particularly well-written fiction (seriously, every wind is a ‘gusty wind’!) but they’re still a rollicking good read with lively characters, witty exchanges and a […]

Just one more thing about Twilight

OK, so seriously, I’m going to stop my Twilight obsessing after this post. Promise! I’ve just finished reading the final book anyway so there’s no more left (although the movie comes out soon….) There’s no doubt that I enjoyed reading them, not for their literary value (I don’t need to add […]

Twilight: Post-Script

I was thinking more with my small group tonight about Twilight (I’m up to the third in the series: Eclipse) and some of the guys helpfully wanted to explore the porn thing a bit more. Just as porn is sinful for guys, do I think that reading Twilight is sinful […]

Twilight: porn for girls

Twilight seems to be everywhere! I see it popping out of bags at uni, the ad for the movie was at the video shop, friends are talking about it, you can even buy Twilight T-shirts! So I thought I would read it and my friend Emily kindly lent me all […]