Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm back (for a bit) from the world of Fifty Shades

I know I have been quiet over the past week. Why? Well, I mentioned it on my facebook page, but it case you missed it....I HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY WRAPPED UP in Fifty Shades.  I read the first book in about 60 hours and the second in under 48.  I decided I needed a little break before I start the third.

One reason that I probably decided on a break is because I need some time to get crap done that I have neglected for the past week.  Little stuff, you know, like laundry, paying bills, showering.  That kind of stuff.  I have honestly spent every free minute (when the kids are in bed, when they are napping, when I am making dinner and reading my book on the counter next to the stove) reading these books. 

The other reason is that I feel like I am sad for the series to end.  I want to know that I still have that last book to read. 

People who haven't read should.  It would be a great summer read.  And not for all the hot and steamy parts (because they are there, but not that big of a deal to me).  I just loved the story and Christian and Ana.  I really did.  E.L. James admits that she is not some literary genius.  But she has sold millions of copies...and it really is a good story.  At least, I think so.  And I LOVE to read.  I don't do it as much as I would like these days because I am busy with life.  So every now and then, I find a book that I actually WANT to read during all of my precious free time.  And these books were definitely those kinds of books for me. 

But now I am back...for a little while at least, until I get my hands on the final book in the series.  It feels kind of good to be back in the land of the living.

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  1. I just got my copy yesterday. I brought it with me to work today...just waiting for the boss to leave! LOL

  2. I'm with you - the steamy parts are fine - but I love the love story. I'm at the end of book one. Going to take my time - and it helps that it is an audiobook - and I only listen to it when I'm on the treadmill - to get me to walk longer, faster was the goal. Now my goal is not to get so distracted that I fall right off and end up in a bodycast. xo

    1. LOL!!!! I know. I LOVE the story of them...and the steamy parts are all kind of repetitive to me. I just like to see what happens with them and how their relationship changes:)

  3. I was at Barnes and Noble with my 5 year old. I was using my Mothers Day gift card that she got me (that Daddy got me ;) Anyway, I stood there, stared at the book, and couldn't get myself to buy it with my little one standing right there. Only because of everything I'd heard about it. Like I was bringing my little angelic preschooler into a sex shop. So, O.K. tell me I'm Crazy, and a little bit paranoid. Should I go back today, grab that book,and walk to the counter with pride (pride and my five year old)?
    LOL! I'm so getting it this weekend. Otherwise I will be the last person on earth who has not read it.
    Katie, I totally know that feeling of being so engrossed in a book, you feel like a friend is moving away when it is over. :)


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