Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire: Live Tweet

Ages ago I live tweeted reading Every Heart A Doorway. This post has my original commentary, and adds my more recent thoughts at the end.

Content warnings for discussion of gore and eye damage (3 tweets in the middle, text to warn before they appear).

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Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll: Pseudo Live Tweet

Please see here for an explanation of how this post will work. I will post on twitter when I start/stop reading, and update the post as I add to it.

Going into this book, I know next to nothing about the plot, but do know that there is a Word of God aro ace character in it. I interact with Ana regularly on Twitter, and xie gave me a review copy of both Poison Kiss and the sequel.

Spoilers are likely to follow.

EDIT: Warning for discussing and quoting acephobic and arophobic content.

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Pseudo Live Tweet: An Explanation

I have gotten into the habit of live tweeting books when I’m reading them and expecting to comment on them about representation. It helps me work out my feelings as I read the book, and since it sometimes takes me ages to get around to a proper review (I should really work on this) it at least gives me something to point to when the book comes up in conversation.

However, I don’t think I can do this well when I know the author follows me. I think I will feel constrained about talking about the book as freely as I usually do, and it means that the author has to choose between muting/unfollowing me or having my thread keep showing up in their feed.

To handle this problem I have decided that for books in this situation I will do a live tweet, but entirely here. I will update the post as I go, adding onto the end like it is a twitter thread. It gives the author the choice if they wish to read my thoughts, and knowing it isn’t being shoved in their face should allow me to feel like I can write more freely.