Well, we finally did it.
What did we do you ask?
We read 50 Shades of Grey, by EL James. And, let us stress that while this is a Momma Book Club pick for sure, we are NOT recommending this for anyone under the age of 18…ever.
Now, back to 50 Shades. Erotic? Duh. Harlequin-esque? Yes. But it’s still a love story. I’ve read many a review criticizing this book, and quite frankly, I don’t get it. It is an intriguing story. There’s no denying that. I don’t think James wrote this trilogy with the intent of winning a Pulitzer, I mean, she does remark on her blog that she “dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with…” I do believe MANY women across the country have fallen in love with Mr. Christian Grey, so I’d say her dream was fulfilled.
What will happen with Ana and Christian? Who knows…
I suppose we’ll have to pick up 50 Shades Darker, won’t we?
But, as always, we welcome discussion on the matter. We liked it, otherwise we wouldn’t be writing about it. You all should see for yourself.