A few years ago, my lovely pal Jemina and I started up a little sumpin' we like to call the Smutty Book Club. Really, it was an elaborate excuse for us to read dirty books, drink wine, and read the passages to one another aloud. We disbanded for a few years, but we're putting the gang (of two) back together. Here's Jemina to catch you up on what we are all about, why we took a break, and to invite you to join.Dear Naurnie Readers:
|original founders of the SBC. i tried to use a photo of us together, but we got drunk a lot back in '08. that makes for crappy friend pics.|
If you know your letters, you should be readin' with regularity. Hopefully most of you pick up the printed word more often than you watch any HBO series (although I do love me some Game of Thrones and True Blood.) However, as most avid readers know, sometimes you need a change of pace with your literary genres. Enter the Smutty Book Club.
The summer of 2009 brought about the idea of a book club dedicated to smart, yet profoundly smutty books. In our minds, Naurnie and I were co-founders of the coolest new book club ever. We shopped around for members other than ourselves, but nary a young female (or male, for that matter) wanted to fill out the slightly exaggerated application process we had established to ensure our smut-reading standards were being met.
Our exclusive club of two came to a screeching halt, however, once we discovered a little book called Wetlands, by Charlotte Roche. It had previously been banned in the U.S., which made it seem deliciously suited for the SBC. Naurnie received her copy first and began reading. And reading. And gagging at the far more grimy and disturbing side of raunchy literature. She literally forbade me from reading it, and with a few descriptive excerpts, I was obliged to abstain. With one fell swoop of Wetlands, the SBC was on permanent hiatus.
Three years and one long g-chat later, we decided to reestablish the Smutty Book Club, as we both missed discussing pervy topics under the guise of literacy. However, this time we have decided to open up the club doors to any of you dear readers who have a similar passion for reading and bawdy books. Our first foray back into the club will be with the book that tons of people are talking about: 50 Shades of Grey, by EL James. It's naughty and has a smattering of S&M in it, apparently. Scandalous.
We will discuss the book in mid-May with your thoughts and opinions on the book, as well as suggestions on the following installment. Now, order the book and get yo smut on.