Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bloggy Book Club, Week One, 50 shades of something

Hey y'all!
I hope you've been enjoying all the buzz around here lately!
From my 100 follower giveaway,
to the GFC Blog Hop that just won't quit growing!
I've never been apart of something so big!

Today I'm linking up with one of my sweeties Katlyn over at The Dreamy Meadow.
I've wanted to do a book club for a while now,
and since I adore her, figured I'd try out hers for my first!
This month we're reading 50 Shades of Grey.
(Yes I rolled my eyes too a bit. Don't worry)
But I figured, well, why the hell not? Not like I have anything better going on.

I will warn you, that throughout this book club, given the nature of the book itself,
there may be some adult content mentioned/discussed.

That's just the thick of it ladies, so put on your big girl panties.

So here are the first week's questions.

"There has been some pretty 'harsh' thoughts about this book, saying God will be ashamed of you if you lay your eyes upon the pages of this book due to some graphic scenes between Ana and Christian. Do you agree or disagree with this? Does it matter to you how these people are feeling? How do these thoughts and feeling make you feel?"

Oh man. Can of worms, right? I'll preface this by saying that my beliefs are my own, yours are yours, and just because they don't line up, doesn't mean we can't still be friends. I personally don't read a lot of news or watch it either. I am perfectly content in my own little local world, and figure if something affects me, I'll hear about it one way or another without wading through the political garbage every day at 5 o'clock. This means I haven't heard much of that particular business. But I will tell you one thing, I disagree with it. If God is ashamed of me because I'm reading a 'mommy porn' book, then I'm already six degrees of fucked because I've read plenty worse and more graphic stories than this. Not to mention things I've actually done. So, yeah, I'm not to worried about my eternal soul because I happened to read the trending panty twister of the month.

"Ana seems to be bewildered with the thought of Christian Grey and all that he is the the begining chapters of this novel. How do you think her reaction about his physical appearance and self awareness of himself was depicted? Did you feel as if Christian Grey was amused by her inexperience with interviews or simply intrigued with where she was going next?"

"Wow" "Oh my" "Jeez" Those are the three contributing bits of dialogue for Miss Ana. No joke. If you don't find at least one of those (though more than likely all three) on each page, then I'll be a monkey's uncle. Because I swear to god, those three phrases started my teeth grinding about halfway through the book. I'll remember some others the further we get along. To sum it up, I think Ana is a boring character. Her bewilderment and fascination is plausible in the beginning, I suppose. But honestly, throughout the book, the more I read, the more I began to sing "Sandra D" from Grease every time I thought about her. I felt like Rizzo, going 'come on, you know what the program is now, have some fun with it! Get beyond your fragile little exterior." The thought of him being the first man she's felt serious attraction to, that part wasn't horrible. I know that feeling, personally. To find someone who actually intrigues you enough to be fully interested. Besides, men like that, they do tend to have a twittering effect on us poor lady folk. As far as Mr. Grey, I think he was amused by her reactions. By her fumbling formality that probably triggered a bit of interest in him. That and well, she did fall into his office, quite literally. Who wouldn't wonder where that was going?

All right. Satisfied with our first installment?
I am, for now. And yes, I plan on being this opinionated about the whole process.
I figure that's what book club's about, right?
Don't forget to go check in with Katlyn and see what other people are thinking.
Surely I'm not the only opinion out there!


  1. I have just started 50 Shades Freed and I could not be happier with these books. I do believe that most people will need to keep an open mind because these books are indeed...detailed. However, I do think that the people who don't read them are missing out! Can't wait to head over to The Dreamy Meadow!

  2. Oh this is so great! This is totally what book club is about because I love hearing what you are thinking. I'm sorry that you weren't so thrilled about the book to begin with but so glad you deccided to join in! Make sure you nominate a book so next time you like it more! Thanks you dear!

    Katlyn xo

  3. I loved the FIRST book. Once the second one came in, I was pissed. Lol. It went from hardcore porn to a basic love story. I didn't want that. I wanted that hardcore porn. Damn, maybe because I am a mother who RARELY gets to fit in her calendar the time to do the do anyways. So reading about it was HOT to me. Ask my lover, he definitely got into the action thanks to EL James. Haha! But, the second, not so much. And I have refused to buy the third. Lol. I agree on the lingo she uses. It's overused. But something that bothered me the most.. that they both climaxed at the same time, every time. That does NOT happen! Seriously. I need to join this book club! :)

    1. You definitely should join! You obviously have a really interesting view. Thanks for commenting on my post too.

      Rosie xx

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