1000 times YES!
I had not heard anything about Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James when I happen to see it on the customer service counter at my local Barnes and Noble. I had picked it up to read the back, but never got the chance since the clerk was ready for me quicker than I expected. Later, I caught an episode of Ellen where she was “reading” for the audio book version of Fifty Shades. Of course, she was hilarious, and I made a mental note to check out the book.
A few days later I was checking in on TallyScrapper, my old scrapbooking stomping ground, and there was a message board post about Fifty Shades. I was immediately intrigued by all the comments such as “hubby’s getting more action lately” and “the spanking wouldn’t bother me” and went to Amazon on the old Kindle to search it out.
A few minutes and $9.99 later I had the book and started reading. I immediately loved the characters and everything about the book. Yes, it’s been called “Mommy Porn”, and it’s been noted that most women reading it are in their 30s and 40s despite the young ages of the characters. I’m not ashamed to admit I LOVE this book and the entire trilogy. Before I even finished the first book, I downloaded Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades of Freed, knew I wanted them both, and I did not want to finish book 1 without being able to immediately go into book 2.
So, I knew my scrapbooking buddies were really enjoying the books, but when I asked others I got replies like, “I’ve not heard anything good about it.” or “It’s really obscene.” or “I don’t know why you’d want to read that stuff.” Well, I’m admitting it here and now, I’m a Fifty Shades fan and I have so far read the books, yes all three, through three times already!!!
Sorry to any of you prudish types who think sex is something to be ashamed of. Sorry to those of you who want everyone to think you’re a good girl, when in fact, you’re probably dying to read it but don’t want to get caught with the book in your shaking little hands! Sorry to any feminists out there who may have a problem with the book and how Ana submits to Christian. (I’ve not heard anything about feminists saying this. This is simply a thought I had.) Sorry Mom. Sorry to friends and family who thought they knew everything about me. The books are freaking awesome!
I’m telling you right now, if I had a Christian Grey walk into my life, I would answer him “1000 times yes!” I’ve admitted it and I’ve said it out loud! In a heartbeat, I would go for it and enjoy every single second!
E. L. James, THANK YOU from the bottom of my curious and more than likely perverted little heart! And would you please go ahead and finish writing the books from Christian’s point of view? Me likey that little teaser!!
You think you know someone, right? Ha!