Enough is Enough – Flowers in the Attic Readalong
How could I possibly suggest that Flowers In The Attic be read along to on a blog entitled The Heroine’s Bookshelf? Forget its compelling content, its underground appeal, its beach read perfection. Don’t I have a reputation to uphold, a standard of Literature to bear? Wouldn’t you, my literary friends, judge me (even though you were secretly longing to read the thing yourself)?
And then I read this. You see, someone is publishing an erotic novel called 50 Shades of Louisa May. It is exactly what you think such a book might be. Someone is publishing—okay, Erin. Breathe. Breathe and tell them about the readalong.
Readers of the world: If someone can publish an erotic novel called 50 Shades of Louisa May, I, Erin Blakemore, can call to order one readalong of Flowers In The Attic.
If you’re anything like me, you read this book in the 1980s, in secret, and then shamefully put it down and talked about it at longing intervals and wondered in retrospect what everyone was thinking. If you’re anything like me, you still wonder…was it really that bad, that shocking?
Well, I’m ready to go there. Let’s read this V.C. Andrews classic together. First installment? Part I, to be discussed here July 16. We will discuss Part II on August 6.
Enough is enough. Are you in?