Monday, May 28, 2012

I lost a few days again...

I had a great post planned for Friday. I did, really.

What happened? 50 Shades of Grey is what happened!

I am not the Danielle Steele type, I prefer Nelson DeMille or Stephen King, maybe a little Anne Rule, and Sookie Stackhouse, but with all the hoopla about this book I had to read it. I mean not every books gets banned from libraries, compared to Twilight, and Cinderella, and is called Mommy porn.

This is what EL James' website has to say - When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
you can check it out here


I don't want to give anything away - but I will say, if you are the sort of person who likes to go to the movies, and will sit through a bad one or two because your best friend loves it, then I highly recommend 50 Shades of Grey. If not, you could turn it into a drinking game... take a shot for each time the author uses "wicked grin", "flushed crimson", "panties", "inner goddess" or when Christian calls Ana "baby" - you could be flat out drunk by Chapter 4!

Laters baby, now back to reading A Storm of Swords and Insurgent.



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    1. it was different - that's for sure

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  2. Doesn't sound like my cup of vodka.

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  3. I think a romp in bed with my wife is more my style.
    And I did wonder what the book was about - now I know.

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    1. comments like this is why you have so many women cyber-crushing on you!

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  4. I'm shocked to see it boom in popularity. Barnes has a huge stand set up for the book, and when I see several facebook friends post about it that means it's probably a big hit.

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  5. Mommy porn, eh? Well, sometimes that can be good to read. I'm not so sure this book, given the drinking game ability, would qualify. I do have to ask, did you enjoy the book?

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    1. there were parts of book when I just couldn't put it down, and parts when I wanted to toss it out the window, guess I would say - I could take it or leave it

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  6. This sounds really good to me Bay Girl, I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the reading as well.

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    1. I'd glad to be finished it, so I can move one to the next book... you reading anything good?

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  7. haha you pretty much took care of my curiosity :)

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    1. I think I wanted to read it mostly so I could whisper around the water cooler :)

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  8. Nothing like a little controversy to plunge a book up to no. 1 whether it's worthy or not.

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    1. really though! I'm thinking Mommy Porn would be a great title

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  9. I've heard about this book....seems people either love it or hate it! I need a library card. As for drinking games, we used to have "Chug of Oz" parties in college and shortly afterwards, whenever the Wizard of Oz was on TV. I always pitied the person who got 'yellow brick road' as their drinking word/phrase.

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    1. that sounds like a fun one (might have to try it)

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  10. I've been seeing this book everywhere--but once I read the blurb it rather killed my interest. :P Thanks for the review, since it's the first I've actually read!

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    1. I had no idea what it was about when I started it, other than everyone was talking about it

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  11. I barely make it through the blog reads, no time for mommy porn.

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  12. haha- this book is taking over the WORLD

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  13. I just finished this book, too!!! Like you, it's not my cup of tea but one of my closest girlfriends couldn't put it down and kept saying, "YOU HAVE TO READ THIS." So I did. At one point I was hot-glued to one of the, ahem, more carnal scenes and there was my husband trying to discuss scissor axles for the house trailer. I was like, uh huh, uh huh, wha, are you still there?
    Had to take a cold shower after that one.
    Yes, I read it fast. But I don't think I'll be buying books two and three.
    What's really scary is my son's girlfriend just bought this book. Uh oh...

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    1. Uh Oh! I think its time you had the bondage talk with your son!

      there was one scene in the book that I was extremely shocked by, it begins with tamp and ends with on - no bloody way!!

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  14. Inner goddess? Gag. I like my porn with vampires in it, and not the sparkly kind neither. ;)

    But I will have a swig of that vodka.

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    1. um Eric Northman and vodka - that's a combination

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  15. I'm resisting reading this until the hype dies down. And I'm with you about Eric Northman and some vodka ;-) Although... did you catch him in Battleship? Not as sexy as usual...

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