It’s all the rage, but is it all that good?

I have to preface this by saying this is not my usual preferred subject matter in books. But I am caving to the pressures of talk radio hosts who have been shamelessly pushing this book on us for weeks now, and I just want to see what all the hullabaloo is about.

I am just beginning Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James.

I assume you have all heard of this tome.

I am not looking for yeas or nays from anyone because I want to form my own opinion about this thing by actually doing the reading and not going by what someone else says about it, which is what a lot of people have been doing, especially the said radio talk show hosts who devote their entire several-hour radio shows to this book(s) (trilogy) but haven’t actually read the darn thing themselves.

So here goes. When I come up for air, I will check back in. I don’t even own the 2nd two in the trilogy yet but they are on their way by post.

It could prove funny, laughable, enjoyable, or even downright dis-goost-ing (as my British friend Sheila says).

More later on the subject.



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6 Responses to It’s all the rage, but is it all that good?

  1. Bex says:

    Let me just say, Joan, that I am into the first book at about 300 pages and it’s NOT the same thing over and over… at least not at this point. I’m not embarrassed at all about it… but I can understand how some people may be. Let’s just say my life has been “colorful” enough that this stuff doesn’t phase me, and, in fact, I am enjoying it in a weird way…


  2. Joan says:

    A friend lent it to me, but I couldn’t even open it up! I’m not kidding you -I was too embarrasses to be seen reading it. Also my sons girlfriend told me that it was just the same thing over and over and over and over……you get the picture!


  3. TopsyTurvy says:

    Now that’s commitment, ordering the second book before you’ve gotten anywhere on the first one. Having tossed books by favorite authors after slogging through the first 3 chapters, I wouldn’t have the courage to buy a second one until I’d read the first.


  4. sandy from iowa says:

    I have heard good and bad…will look forward to your take on them.:-)


  5. Rhubarb says:

    I have been wondering about it. Will be most interested to read what you have to say about it (them).


  6. l'empress says:

    I’ve heard of it, but it’s not the sort of thing I would seek out. When it comes to authors named James, I prefer P.D.


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