Monday, July 23, 2012
50 Shades of Grey by E L James
I of course loved it. I loved the story of Christian and what's her face. I loved the fantasy of a rich guy buying you gifts like a car and a new computer. I even loved the sex scenes. Even though they made me super uncomfortable and blush like crazy.
The story really is outlandish. Does this stuff really happen? What girl doesn't have email? Who buys someone they just met a car for graduation??
And I really can't believe that it is so acceptable that we are all so proud about reading these books. Should men be ok and flaunt their Playboys by the pool? Yes, I know that is pictures and not words, and there is no story behind it, but when did it become acceptable to consume porn in public and proudly talk about it all over the internet and in real life? And talk about it in front of kids? I was at the pool one day and 3 women were reading these books and discussing them very loudly so the whole pool could hear with 2 men. One of the little boys kept asking what the book was about. His mom just kept saying "grown up stuff" and being vague, but I bet that little 10 year old is going to Google them at some point and maybe even read them for himself. It's just all so strange to me.
As much as I loved these books I stopped about 2 chapters in to the second one. It just didn't feel right. It was making me have all these lustful thoughts which just wasn't good for this single gal. So I put the other 2 books on my bookshelf and will revisit them once I am married. I think it would be perfect reading for the honeymoon actually! (if that ever happens!)
I give the first book- Fifty Shades of Grey- 4 out of 5 stars!