Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fifty Shades

This post is a quick recap for my thoughts on the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
I had seen twitter posts and had heard a little about the book awhile back, but honestly didn't pay much attention to it. No one really said what it was about, they just kept posting that the book blew their minds and they were unsure of how to feel. I thought that was a bit dramatic, so I just kept ignoring all the talk and didn't even look up the book. My good friend, O, and I were texting last week and she mentioned in her last text that she would forward me her copy of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy...that I MUST read it. She said she started out shocked, but that the books were great. I said okay, send 'em and I'll give it a go. (And if you have the kindle app...I'd be glad to forward you these 3 books!)

Holy smokes.

I. HAD. NO. IDEA. I seriously still hadn't read even the book synopsis before I started reading this series. haha I am not going to say I was shocked about the book material itself (can't lie...I read smut books all the time), but I was surprised that the people who I'd seen talking about it had read it. ;) It's a book that borders the edge of so many boundaries...but it's intriguing, gritty, and thought provoking. It makes you look at unconditional love in a new way. For someone like me (who's never truly 100% been in love with someone) and by all accounts is a "good girl" it made me look back on relationships I've had with a new insight and it makes me even more ready to move forward into a relationship. And not, not for the sex...although, does anyone really complain about having it good in that department? haha Some of the situations the book delves into were eerily like my real life (and no, not gonna share which ones), but it still leaves me at a loss as to whether or not I show that same unconditional love. I have always thought I'd be able to, but it scares me that I might not have it in me. Ana was patient and gave Christian the benefit of the doubt. I feel like I've tried to do that in one of my relationships, but I don't think I'm strong enough to maintain that for the long haul. Just one of the many thoughts I had while reading the book.

All in all, I would highly suggest everyone to read these books. If you read a synopsis and think you really can't handle it, then that's your choice, but I couldn't put the books down. I read all 3 in about 4 or 5 days.

For those who've read the book...I laughed when I saw this, so I had to include it as the finale to this post.



  1. have to be the 20th blogger I've seen talk about these books! At first I was skeptical, but I haven't heard a single person write a negative review on them! You mind forwarding them to me? I've got the app on my phone!

  2. Ha... I too have been hearing TONS about them. So I broke down about three days ago and ordered them from Amazon. I'm really big into multiple book series (seriously.. I am always asking, "What next?!" when a book ends!). So I hope they are good!

    Another good read? The Red Tent. It is about Dinah (Jacob from the Old Testament's daughter). I had a hard time of thinking of these biblical folks in the way Diamante described them, but overall, it was worth my time. Check it out! :)

  3. I still haven't started this yet, I've been so busy I haven't had time! But I can't wait to hear what all the fuss is about. EVERYONE is talking about these books. Thank you so much for sending them to me friend!



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