Friday, June 22, 2012
I followed the crowd.....
She finally bought them and read the whole set.....which consists of three books.....in a weekend. Another woman at work asked to borrow them and finished them off in the same amount of time. Then a third woman did the same. I was next on the list.
Part of it may have been due to the fact that my daughter and granddaughter have been staying with me for the last month. My daughter's blood pressure went dangerously high and the doctor didn't want her to be the only adult in the house. She's much better now......after approximately 500 trips to the bathroom made possible by a strong water pill. If I picked up the book to read and my granddaughter asked me to play a game with her, I felt like a dirty old woman reading this particular novel instead of playing with her......so I'd bookmark it and play a game. Part of it may have been the fact that this book is not my regular choice of reading material. It's a steamy love story. I don't do love stories.
But I took the books home and began my journey, feeling much like I was peeking into someone's bedroom. I love to read and have read too many books to count in my lifetime so far......but I just could not get into this book. It was a little over 500 pages and at page 300 I called a friend that I knew had read the trilogy and asked her if it was worth it. She and I always had the same reading tastes. She told me it was. She said the first book was slow but to stick with it. She doesn't usually read love stories either but said this one turned out to be very good.
So I'm returning the books today after only reading 350 pages total. It makes me feel bad that I'm holding up someone else who is chomping at the bit to read them. I have ordered my own copies through Amazon and then I can read them at my leisure. After that I can join in on the conversations going on between every female employee at work.......or not. Oh if these men only knew how steamy these books are! Seems like the majority of the female population knows. If I end up enjoying them or not remains to be seen......or should I say read. As I said .... so far, I'm not impressed.......only curious. To be frank, most of what I've read so far has only made me mad. (You want me to do WHAT?......I think NOT. How about I smack YOU with a leather belt about 10 times and let's see if you like it.)
The name? You say you want the name of these sexy tomes? 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. Not for the pure minded but definitely for the curious. They should come in a plain brown wrapper. LOL