Yes...I did it...I picked this book up. If you haven't heard the gossip about this novel you must be living on another planet (or in a deeper tomb then me).
Fifty Shades of Grey caught my eye as I was surfing around on the Chapters website. I considered it, and then passed it by. Until last week, I still saw the book cover on the home page of Chapters and finally proceeded to read the reviews. The first review stated it was awful writing, a horrible story and the characters just weren't put together well. The second review explained how the book was just sex, sex, sex and how it bothered her and made her blush. Wow!! Sex, sex, sex? Made someone uncomfortable?? I am so down with that!!
So I proceeded to my ebook retailer and grabbed an electronic copy of the book. I sat down with my iPad, started to read, and didn't put the book down.
The story is about a young college student named Anastasia Steele who has to interview Christian Grey for the school newspaper. Christian is a 27 year old entrepreneur who has achieved amazing wealth and loves to flaunt his money. Ana is intimidated and unsure of herself, but knows she wants to get to know Christian much, much better.
Christian is living the life that most of us dream of, quite happy with how his businesses and personal life are going... then he meets Ana. He is drawn to Ana and wants him with her, but on his terms...
All these people with negative comments on this book I personally think are crazy, or don't know how real life operates. People are different, some love nice happy relationships, and there are some of us that prefer the not so smooth relationship. Yes, this book is very sexual...almost like reading a porno movie, but you need to look past the sex and see the inner character growth.
Besides the sex, it is a heartwarming story to two people struggling to come together and make each other happy, discovering what really makes them who they are both personally and sexually.
I loved this book so much, I am now reading the second book in the series Fifty Shades Darker. Actually I'm almost done it...you know...I'm actually starting to enjoy having nothing to do at work... ;D
Sheesh...I must really be getting old...this romance stuff is really starting to take over my reading choices...maybe this zombiemom actually has a heart somewhere in this rotting flesh??
Closing the doors to the library for now...till next time my little minions!