We are the crocodiles. We've been here longer than you, and we know a hell of a lot more than you. So shut up and start listening for once, because we know what's good for you.
This is a club for people who read, and read a lot. If you made sweet, sweet love to a book last night, this is the place for you.
There are only two rules:
1) PLEASE only post about a book AFTER you have read it. DO NOT POST: "I am fifteen pages into Book x, and I'm not sure what I think. Anyone else read it?" A good post is: "I just finished The Incredible Adventures of Mr. X, and here's what I thought...(full review)" Under a cut or not is up to you.
2) This is not a club for soliciting recommendations from random strangers on the Internet. We don't know what you should read next, nor should you ask us. This is also not a place for posting lists of books you've read, without commenting on them. Nobody cares.
Discussions about literary trends, classic books, children's books, literary journals, and even movies made of decent books are all encouraged. Links to interesting articles about books, or particularly interesting reviews, are also acceptable.
Although discussions about popular writers like Dave Eggers, David Sedaris, Chuck Palahniuk. etc, are not outlawed, please understand that this community grew out of a certain level of dissatisfaction with other book communities that spent too much time worrying about mainstream stuff. Give us something new.
Intelligence is encouraged. Snark is fine. Bemusement, excitement, and flabbergastation are always welcome.
THIS IS A MODERATED COMMUNITY. I, madamepsychosis, will read each posting myself. If I don't like, it don't go up. I will be happy to give non-moderated full-posting access to my friends, family, and community members who post on a regular basis and generally have something good to say (and anyone who has slept with any hot writers lately and gives lots of details).
If you are bestowed with non-moderated access, I will expect at the very least a card at Christmas and a tin of brownies. No walnuts!
If you know why we are the "crocodiles," then I love you already. If you don't know, then you'll learn. Also as the community grows, I hope it will get better, so please feel free to email me with suggestions for the "Interests" list. We want to reach many like-minded individuals.
Finally, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD spell-check your entries, ESPECIALLY writers' names! These people are published and we, for the most part, are not. Show a little goddamn respect.