Friday, June 22, 2012

I followed the crowd.....

and put my name on a list to borrow a set of books from a co-worker.  She's been talking about these books for a while now.....about wanting to read them, etc. etc.

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

12 comments:

forsythia said...

Eh, I guess I'm too old for 50 SHADES OF GRAY. The reviews put me to sleep.

Coffeypot said...

So you ordered the books...and how many handcuffs, whips, slings, blindfolds and nipple clamps? You husband is going to fall in love all over again.

lotta joy said...

Coffeypot doesn't know you does he....

IF ONLY I could get my manuscript published, then have it removed from a library, then broadcast on the news, I'd be a millionaire overnight!!

I've heard it's rather...un-interesting.

I actually get mad at myself for forcing myself to finish a book that I don't enjoy.

That's ten hours you'll never get back.

Paxie said...

I ordered my own set after I saw everyone talking about it. My son saw the books and said "You too?" Geez.

He works at the hospital and I guess lots of women are reading it...

I have started yet :)

ain't for city gals said...

I must have picked up the first book five times in Costco the other day....should I shouldn't I??
I decided not to but may change my mind yet..the whole thing just seems kind of weird to me..

Happyone said...

I've heard of them and they sound just a bit too steamy for me. Love stories are my least favorite books to read anyway.

smocha said...

My friend just gave me book 1 to read, yesterday. By page 18 I was ready to quit, by page 37 I was even more ready .I'm about 50 pages into it and I just don't think I can care about this book .
So far I think it's boring and I just feel like writing snide comments next to the stupid lines.
I'm passing it onto the next person today. I can't even fathom having to read 3 of them!

Leann said...

I too, have heard good things about this trilogy but am not sure I'm into reading it. If the plot line is not strong I have a difficult time staying with it. I hope it turns out to be an excellent series :-)

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I read over 100 books a year. These will not be among them. My youngest (27) daughter read them and said they were boring after a while. I guess I must be too old too.

I just don't find bondage appealing. Having been a battered woman in my first marriage, long ago, I say, no thanks. There are too many books and so little time, I'll read something else.

Maria said...

I'm on a waiting list at the library, number 400 something for 7 books. It will be a while....

Happyone said...

Just stopping by to say hi. It's been a while since you posted. Hope all is well.

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