Thursday, May 24, 2012

Random thoughts about 50 Shades of Grey...

I've been having this book on my Kindle for iPad for a while now to read.  I would read it here and there, but I wasn't very committed to it.  The beginning was a little slow... I think I was only on the third chapter or something

But yesterday I decided to give it another try.   Holy Hell!  I know everyone has been talking about it like crazy, and I should've known... But people tend to blow things out of proportion. So I wasn't expecting it to be quite that racy and vulgar. 

But I was wrong!  I read up to 53% just yesterday. I think I was on like 20% that morning morning. Ha!  I really am hooked. Its hard to get to a good stopping point because its pretty intense. 

But here are some random thoughts I've had about it:
  • The writing is not very good
  • It doesn't have a very well-developed plot- its pretty simple
    • just a lot of sex!
  • They use really outdated language
    • I swear, Ana (main character) uses the word "surname" several times instead of freaking last name!  That bothers me...
  • Ana talks about her "inner goddess" A LOT!
    • that is probably the one thing that throws me off. its just too cheesy for me.
  • I wonder if other authors will try to mimic this since it is such a huge hit
  • How the hell are they going to make a movie out of this without it being classified as porn?
    • When people say that is what it is... They aren't lying... It really is!
Despite the few negative things above I'm hooked just like everyone else!  Once it gets started its really hard not to be interested or at least intrigued by it all. 

And because I love a good SNL skit I have to share in case anyone hasn't seen it yet.  Its honestly probably my one of my favorite SNL skits ever because I think its absolutely hilarious.  But I will warn you its also pretty racy... So I wouldn't watch it at work!

PS I cried a little during Kristin Wiig's goodbye on the season finally of SNL last weekend. I just love her so much!

Who else is reading this?  Where are you in the trilogy?  I want everyone's thoughts!!!



  1. Thanks for the youtube video ! I wll watch it after work :D thanks for the heads up lol.

    I am almost done with the book, and will let you know if I feel the same!

  2. i think shes british, thats why she uses surname? i picked it up and need to start so i can see what this is all about!

  3. In all three books she talks about her inner goddess, I thought I was the only one that thought it was silly! haha!

    Surname? Who says that!! haha!!

  4. Thanks for doing this review! I've heard mixed things about the books too and I've been wanting to read it. I think I will thanks to you haha!

  5. I just came across your blog...Totally agree! It's so bad...but I'm so hooked! Christian Grey better look like what I've pictured in my head or better when they make the movie or I will be upset! Can't stop reading, though....

    P.S. I'm glad to be your newest follower! :)

  6. Mmmm mmmm mmmm Christain Grey. Thats the only thought that crosses my mind!


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