Monday, April 16, 2012

are you reading it?

If you don't already know about the much talked about "50 Shades of Grey" by E.L. will. The trilogy, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Fifty Shades Darker,” and “Fifty Shades Freed” has taken the publishing industry by surprise with its rapid rise from a fan fiction e-novel to New York Times bestseller.
I ordered my copy after a college friend of mine included this in a recent email "...trying to keep up with yoga.  Would love to do my eyes.  Reading the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy and learning new tricks for my sex life.  Life is good." Wha??! Who wouldn't be intrigued?
In the steamy first book, the protagonist, Anastasia, is presented with a very detailed dominant/submissive contract by her love interest, Christian Grey — a devastatingly handsome, young billionaire, who just happens to be a bondage enthusiast on the side. The author E.L. — her first name is Erika--confessed she had tried out a lot of what she put in the book on her own husband…whose reaction was more on the line of “Oh, it’s going to be one of those nights again.”
Parts of the book read like a 15 year old adolescent wrote it and a bit corny to me (perhaps showing the naiveness of 21 year old Anastasia?) but don't be fooled. It's very adult and you might choose to read beneath the sheets before bedtime rather than passing the time in the carpool lane waiting to pick the kids up from school. But then again; time might pass a bit quicker if you turned a few of these pages.


Kara said...

I'm intrigued! I'm going to check it out.

Anonymous said...

D-Can't email you it keeps getting sent back to me...what's going on???!!! Amy