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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James

Last summer,
I read the book 
by Joleen Naylor.

About a month ago,
I came across a post on Facebook
where a mate of mine states
she needs to finish reading 
Fifty Shades of Grey.

I was a little confused.
She made it sound like it was a famous book
and why did she add the number 50 to the title?

Then last month,
my colleague comes into my classroom 
asking if I've heard of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Nope.
She said everyone's talking about it.
We Googled it.
Jodie summed it up as
housewife porn.

Well now,
everywhere I look
people are talking about this book.
There are endless discussions
on FB groups about it.
So I caved.
I bought the trilogy on iBooks
and was up all night reading it.

Ok,
let me just say
after reading the book
I'm not sure what the whole fuss is?
I know it began as a fan fiction
from Twilight.
But you don't need to be a Twilight fan 
to enjoy this.
It has nothing to do with vampires.
It is not meant for your teenaged daughter.
It was not as shocking as I expected it to be.

Does that mean I'm a 
"smut expert"?
(mate's words, not mine)

Am I happy I caved into the pressure?
Undecided.
Am I glad I read it?
Yes, actually.
Smut aside, 
I did enjoy it.




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