Fifty Shades of Sucked In

Well.  I’m still reading.  I’m onto Book 3.

Contrary to my initial thoughts here, I’ve read on.

Yes, it’s still a kinky soap opera. I skim a fair bit of it.  Very repetitive.  Same phrases.  Sex every 24.38 seconds. So far from reality.  Isn’t it?  Please say yes.

But.  I’m.  Still.  Reading.

Ah-huh.  Despite my self-perceived literary snobbery.  I.  AM.  IN.  Aaagghh Darn It.

So difficult for me to admit, particularly after my very previous public misgivings.  (Dodgy, you will be laughing at me!)

So I got to thinking: Why?  Why is this story sucking so many women in?  Had a convo with a few other girls about it too.  Which ended up with another glass of champagne and something about a a small fortune being paid for the dirty undies of Elvis.  But that’s a WHOLE other story.

You know what I think it is for me? Why I’m reading these books? Not the riches, fast cars, steamy but brooding but angry but sweet but kinky but stupidly hot man?  Hmmm.  Well maybe they are a small part.

I think it’s the fact that the girl is transforming the man.  She is CHANGING him. And you know what they say: You will NEVER CHANGE a man.  Well Miss Anastasia Steel is and still doing it (as far as I’ve read).

This woman should be a national hero.  Her love has brought about the most significant changes in her man.  Frankly I’ve never seen it done before.  I want some of what she’s having.  Never, says Mr F!  Ah, just fantasy really.

So that’s the best explanation I’ve got right now for why we are Fifty Shades of Sucked In.

Laters, baby.

Amy x


Fifty Shades of Grey – fan or not?

So much talk about this book.  I had to get involved. Finally.

A friend has kindly lent me her three ‘Grey’ books, after she’d read them all in 8 days.  Phew!  That’s racy!  (The speed of reading as well as the book’s contents).

And so I have begun.  I was and still am  ‘Fifty Shades of Doubt’.  I am probably a quarter way through the book, and after a very slow start, with a story that compares to an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful (only way more raunch), I am still reading, but not hooked.

Yes there is lots of crazy stuff going on.  Very saucy.  Actually fiery and vigorous are perhaps better words.  Is this enough to keep me interested though?  With storyline and plot strongly lacking – I don’t know.  I’ll keep you posted.

I really want to hear your thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey.  Have you read it?  Is it on your ‘must read’ list? Should I keep reading?

Amy x

ps.  My three year old has kindly torn one of the pages of the Fifty Shades book – now for me to explain to my friend that it was indeed my daughter, and not me ripping it in passion!  With my teeth!   Ahhh the imagination….

Image via here.  Ps.  Click here to read about a hotel in UK replacing the bibles in all their rooms with Fifty Shades of Grey! Hilarious.