Luckily, I soon got other reviewers who did just that, and by the time they had followed me through to the middle of the book they were even saying, "Hey! I liked this character until just now. What the hell did she do that for? She wouldn't act that way. It doesn't make sense." And they were right. So that was awesome, and was worth the price of registration right there. (Which is only $40/year.) I've even found some stories I genuinely like, and have gotten slightly worked up trying to explain to the writer why I think a certain change would do wonders for the work. Again, that's a very good sign. Being obsessed with writing is where I want to be.
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time for that, and if I make time for it, I have to shave time off other activities. Which is why you haven't heard from me too much. But I haven't forgotten about you guys, and in any case I (for some reason) have a permanent account here, so I imagine I'll have heavy LJ phases again before long.
In the meantime, if you want to get writing reviewed and/or find me over at TheNextBigWriter, my username there is the same as it is here.
Yah. Have a good rainy Sunday! (Our rain is back in Seattle. I am happy.)