50 Shades of Grey

May 8, 2012
I will be the first to admit I am not a huge reader.  I love to peruse a magazine on a lazy afternoon and I jump at the chance to flip through cookbooks in hopes to find an amazing recipe but reading a traditional novel is not quite my cup of tea.  Embarrassingly enough, at one point in time, my husband rewarded me with a present after finishing a book over 300 pages.  No judging blogger friends!
Well, over the past couple of years I would say my book reading has increased quite a bit.  I completed the Hunger Games series in only a few short months (again, no judging) and I read the novel Redeeming Love which my dear friend Mariah gave me that truly changed my views on forgiving the people in your lives regardless of the decisions they make.  Additionally I read Marley and Me and the first 2 Twilight books when everything in pop culture was 'Edward vs Jacob' but then quickly realized that it wasn’t for me.

So, my latest book of choice is the New York Times Best Seller, 50 Shades of Grey.  If you have not heard, this is supposed to be a bit of a scandalous book about a young, quiet student who falls for an incredibly successful, smart and controlling businessman who start a relationship together full of passion and thrill.  There is huge buzz about it and a bit of controversy but I am going to see how it goes. 
I hope I can start carving more time in my schedule for reading but I am currently having a difficult time doing so.  Case and point… I went home to let Rocco out at lunch, I thought to read a chapter or two while I ate my left over pizza… until I was barked at indecently by said dog until I would give him some attention.  He could have cared less about the pizza but it was my focus on something other than him that made him go bonkers!  Needless to say, I only got through 6 pages before I went to play fetch with Rocco.  So, we will see how this book really goes.
What are your thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey?  What is the most recent book you have been reading?


  1. I have heard a lot of buzz about this book as well. I plan to buy it and read it at the same time as my friend so we can chat about it. Keep me posted on how you like it. I may pick it up at lunch.

  2. I read $1 second-hand paperbacks.


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