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Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey | E. L. James
154 posts | 821 read | 9 reading | 47 to read
"MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLD WIDE. b> b>Now a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view "
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Judybskt
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😳😂😳😂

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Kappadeemom
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Y‘all…I‘m ☠️☠️☠️☠️

Sparklemn 😂 5mo
DisneyFan I haven‘t read the book, but Im guessing this is a parody and I‘m laughing out loud and for some reason imagining this as a muppets skit. I probably need help. 5mo
Velvetfur I'm never going to read that but I have to admit that was very funny 😂 5mo
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Kshakal
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Eggs 🖤👔📖🖤 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 🖤 1y
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alexisjacobsonn
Mehso-so

i hate christian grey but i‘m invested.

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Kshakal
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Eggs Brilliant 👌🏼🖤⚪️☑️👏🏻 1y
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Gdsjenny
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Mehso-so

I do not understand where all the hype came from. It‘s a decent book, heavy on the sex but still has a plot. It‘s a super toxic relationship though. Distracting enough I‘ll keep reading. She does a good job of finishing the story, but giving you a hook for the next book.

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Emmybird01
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Pickpick

5/5 for this book! This was a reread for me. I love this book. In fact I love this series. I was entertained the whole time I read it. That is why I read!

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PrinceNatilus
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Mehso-so

I separate my books into two categories: vacation books and literature. This was definitely a vacation book. I enjoyed the story for what it was - simple and smutty. I don't think these books deserve the reputation they have gained, but it's not something I will be exaulting.

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alexkhan
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Pickpick

Me^
Feeling romantic and passionate❤️❤️😁

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GypsyKat
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That‘s what I‘m talking about! 😂📚 #LitsyHumor

Geenie 😂💖👍 3y
BiblioLitten 😅🤣🤣 3y
jillrhudy My favorite observation about him is—it‘s all about the money. Put him in a hoodie and shorts and he‘s gross 3y
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GypsyKat
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I saw this and had to share it here. I was going to tag it as Litsy humor, but I honestly find it more sad than funny because of how much waste it is for the environment. Glue that can‘t be recycled should probably stop being used. ☹️

zezeki I agree, this is moresad than funny. 3y
LeahBergen That‘s awful! 😮 3y
Bette That is sad. 3y
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BillBlume
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Scochrane26 😕☹️ 3y
CaroPi No surprises. Let's look at the new leaders of the world. 3y
BillBlume @CaroPi I‘ve also considered this further evidence the hadron collider has condemned us to an alternate reality where everything has gone to hell. 3y
Mimi28 I agree with all of this, lol. May the next decade be filled with nothing like 50 shades, lol 👍🏽😊❤️📚📚📚 3y
Nute There are no words! 3y
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Kaylamburson
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Bookscan (the service that tracks book sales) confirmed the top 10 bestselling books of the decade! I can't even believe that Fifty Shades has snagged all three top spots.
I've read all of them except The Help which has been on my TBR for far too long, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo which I have no interest in.

ljuliel Good grief. The only one of those I‘ve read was The Help. It was great. Not interested in any of the others. 3y
Kaylamburson It's definitely more of a mass market appeal list. Not much of literary merit besides The Help. @ljuliel 3y
ljuliel Good point. I didn‘t notice the Dollar 💵 $$$$$ signs on the right. I wouldn‘t have paid money for any of the others. 3y
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Kaylamburson I actually think that's # of copies sold. They made many more millions hahaha @ljuliel 3y
ljuliel Wow. 😱 3y
Hooked_on_books Interesting list. Excuse me while I go vomit about the top 3. 3y
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TheEllieMo
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Google tells me that this is the woman responsible for the worst piece of writing I have ever had the misfortune to read . Not so much a #NotSoFavoriteAuthor as one whose writing I detest!

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree!!!!!! 3y
Sleepswithbooks Finally!! I never knew what the author looked like 😂 “She murmured.” Oh for the love of all things written, let me never read that line again!!! #used100timesinShadesofCrap 3y
OriginalCyn620 Ha! You‘re not wrong! 😝 3y
marleed Oh my gosh, I‘m 100% in agreement. I even read The Mister simply to see if years and income allowed her writing workshops and better editors... Not so much :( 3y
Slajaunie I never read her books. My daughter warned me in advance. 3y
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MrBook
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😳😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 3y
julesG 👏👏👏😁😁 3y
Hooked_on_books She‘s a genius! I love this. 3y
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BookwormAHN Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
AmyG Ha! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The hand cuffs! 😂👌🏼 3y
Eggs Great!!! 3y
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WeirdAtHeart
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Watching Fifty shades freed on my day off and I can't help but think that Jamie Dornan, is more believable as the serial killer he played on The Fall then he is as Christian Grey.

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LiterRohde
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“I've kissed a prince, Mom. I hope it doesn‘t turn into a frog.”

#ColorMePretty | 25: #Monochromatic

📷: Made with Typorama

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rather_be_reading
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🤣🤣 i love my facebook flashbacks

Texreader 🤣 3y
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Michollio
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This trilogy quickly comes to mind even though I have not read it.
#LetsTravelJuly #shade

(☝️google pic)

OriginalCyn620 😊📚🖤 3y
CarolynM I skim read the first one - that was enough😳 3y
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GloVerdino
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Panpan

Nope nope nope. I didn‘t think there could be a more annoying character than Ana until we met her “inner goddess”. I was rolling my eyes so much while listening to this that I thought Christian was gonna come spank me. Nothing about this book is good and I‘m shocked that it made it on to the Great American Read.

Ericalambbrown It really is just awful. 🤣 Somewhere in the vast hellscape that is the internet there is a video of Gilbert Gottfried reading some of the saucier bits from the book. It‘s pretty funny. (edited) 3y
GloVerdino @Ericalambbrown I‘ll have to see if I can find it, that sounds more entertaining than the book was! 3y
Ericalambbrown https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XkLqAlIETkA I had to revisit it today for a giggle. 🤣 3y
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GloVerdino @Ericalambbrown hysterical! I love the looks on the listeners faces! 3y
Ericalambbrown @GloVerdino So glad you enjoyed it! It gives me the giggles 😃 3y
Valink This was such a terrible series!!! 3y
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Madison91
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Panpan

I don‘t know If hating this book makes me a really bad female, or a great one. 🤪

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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

Finally went back and re-read Fifty Shades...

We all know what it‘s about, right?

Definitely not one of the best books ever written. Although, I will admit, there were parts I did enjoy.

Overall, the writing style was poor and it was highly repetitive.

Ana‘s character drove me crazy. She is too indecisive and insecure. I just wanted her “inner goddess” to make a decision! Christian‘s character growth was fine, but could have been stronger.

theresidentromantic Check out the Shadowlands series and Laura Kaye's Blasphemy series. Safe, Sane, Consensual, and fun. Not whatever this is supposed to be. I promised you'll have a better time ♥️ 3y
suzie.reads The writing in these books is horrific, it's more about the content for me lol 3y
SilverShanica Check out Kushiel‘s Dart if you want a well written, well developed story with excellent depictions of consensual sex and BDSM. Also has a great storyline with political intrigue, a courtesan who is also a spy, and strong female power in leading characters. 3y
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Not as kinky as I expected and weak protagonist

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rather_be_reading
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Would you rather....

Oh my gosh that was a hard choice!!

tournevis Having done the first, and we are still friends, it's not that bad. 4y
Clwojick Oh my god 😂 50 shades 4y
QueenJen Totally going with the favorite author!! 😉🥂 4y
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Leelee08
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I LOVE romance—but you‘ll NEVER find me reading these.😑 #neverever #anglophileapril

Samplergal Awful stuff. 4y
TheLudicReader The writing is awful. 4y
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Jaimelire I tried to read the first one, but I stopped because the writing is horrible. 👎 4y
Mdargusch Oh yes ! I and so on this never ever train for these books!!! 🙅🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️ 4y
Leelee08 @Jaimelire It‘s sooo bad.😖 4y
Leelee08 @Mdargusch 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤢 4y
TheLudicReader Well considering the source material, @Leelee08 , it‘s no wonder. 4y
Leelee08 @TheLudicReader Very true🤔 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker I read the first one but couldn‘t finish because the writing was terrible. 4y
Leelee08 @That-Bookish-Hiker I feel ya. 4y
Reviewsbylola Same. I just can‘t. The writing is not for me and tbh the whole subject matter doesn‘t interest me either. My husband told me all the guys at work were speaking of the wonders of this book and the intimacy it inspired in their homes. 🤣🤣 4y
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola I think Outlander does a much better job in the “inspiration” department than 50 Shades ever could.🤣💚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 4y
emilyhaldi CRINGE 😖 4y
RadicalReader @Leelee08 What‘s been your favorite book of all time? 4y
Leelee08 @RadicalReader I don‘t think I could ever pick just one!🤣🥰 4y
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Darklunarose
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Bailedbailed

I tried to read this, I really really did. But I honestly couldn‘t get into it at all!

MoonWitch94 The first one is awful. Ana is a terrible character and really annoying. But, 50 Shades actually started out as Twilight fan fiction, so no wonder! I actually enjoyed the series as a whole, but, there are a lot of problematic issues. The novels were more enjoyable for me from Christian‘s POV in the other two books. 4y
Darklunarose @MoonWitch94 the fact it‘s twilight fan fiction to start with is why I picked it up 😊 I loved that series, it was the books I wish were around when I was 14 and 15. Even my husband loves twilight lol! My kids not so much anymore! But I couldn‘t get into it which made it super hard to continue reading. Funny thing is when I started adding past books on here I really thought I didn‘t bail much, but apparently I do more then I thought! 4y
MoonWitch94 @Darklunarose I ❤️ Twilight! I hated Bella, however. Ana in 50 Shades is an updated Bella. It‘s hard to get into. My Mom read them first and kept saying “keep going, keep going.” If not for her, I would‘ve bailed on this book too! Bailing is hard for me to do, so sometimes I just finish a book because I don‘t want to leave it unfinished. Have you read anything else by Stephenie Meyer? I tried but I don‘t like her writing style I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
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Darklunarose @MoonWitch94 I keep thinking I will try the host but have not got around to it! Honestly it‘s the vampire thing that draw me to twilight. I was the goth teen, always in love with vampires and paranormal! 4y
BooknerdsLife @Darklunarose Oh gosh! I‘ve bought all three books cause my friends kept telling me how much she loved it ...but I couldn‘t even get through the first half of book one!!! Just thought the writing was so bad 🙈🙈😅 4y
Darklunarose @BooknerdsLife exactly. I just couldn‘t do the writing of it! That‘s exactly it! Chapter two. I got to chapter two! 4y
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Kitakcp
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Just over halfway through this book. Don‘t wanna put it down but I have to go back to work.

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Kshakal
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Some books I just feel weird reading in public... #awkwardreads #literaryluck @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Sleepswithbooks Agree 😂 4y
JuliaTheBookNerd Haha, totally agree with this one! That‘s why I love my kindle for these kinds of reads 😳 4y
vkois88 This one... oh boy, this one 😂😂😂 4y
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Christinak
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julesG Good pick! 4y
Cinfhen Agreeing with @julesG 💚 4y
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Birdsong28
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JoScho That‘s what I‘m talking about! 4y
Craftylikefox I would read that! 4y
tracey38 😂😂😂 perfect! 4y
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Maggie_Reads Yeah baby!!! 😂😂😂 4y
imitelis 🤣 4y
wordzie 🙏❤ 4y
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Chelseabillups30
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Valentines Day bookish humor! 😂😂😂😂

Lovesbooks87 💜🤣💜🤣💜🤣 4y
Forgetmenot2 😂🤣 4y
Craftylikefox 😂😂 4y
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Morningstar11
Mehso-so

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dragondrool
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1. I see nothing redeeming about Fifty Shades of Grey.
2. Salty. Especially popcorn.
3. Herman and Esther. John and Gladys.
4. Gremlins. And E.T..
5. London.

Chrissyreadit My grandparents were John and Gladys too. 4y
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gradcat
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1. I thought the tagged book was ridiculously, hopelessly bad—but more power to Ms. James for making a ton of money!! 💰
2. Salty 🥜🥨
3. Fred, Mattie Bell, Alan & Josie (I never met Fred—he died before I was born) 👵🏻👴🏼
4. Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion 🦁
5. Venice, Italy in a gondola 🛶

Velvetfur Oh gosh I used to love Clarence too, I'd forgotten about that, thanks for reminding me! Also, I wouldn't even bother with 50 Shades as I've heard in many places that it's very badly written, as in full of spelling and grammatical errors - can you confirm...? 4y
gradcat @Velvetfur You remember that movie? Oh, joy—I figured no one would know what I was talking about! 50 Shades was awful in all the ways you mention. I was driven to read it because she helped an entire genre to enjoy better sales. Sylvia Day was delighted by it (she writes erotic novels as well), and after I read an interview with Day, I gave 50 Shades a shot. But that was it, I never read another one nor did I see any of the movies. 4y
Dragon Love ❤️ Clarence 🦁 4y
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gradcat @Dragon @Velvetfur Yay! Another Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion fan!! 😁😍❤️ 4y
Velvetfur @gradcat Oh yes, is never heard of Sylvia Day until I started seeing her books prominently displayed and I thought it would have something to do with Shades. I could somehow tell her novels would be better! Good to see we all loved Clarence too! 4y
Velvetfur Oops - *I'D* never heard of.... Speaking of spelling mistakes...! 4y
gradcat @Velvetfur I do think Day is supposed to be a much better writer. I‘m not opposed to erotic novels, and I do think James shed some sunlight on some BDSM activities that probably should be shown for what they are: private acts between consenting adults. There just seemed to be an air of the salacious about her books, plus they are poorly written to boot! 4y
Velvetfur @gradcat Ugh, sounds awful, I won't be wasting any time on the books or the films! Thanks for the insights 👍 4y
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SailorMoon
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Bailedbailed

This might be a slightly unpopular opinion, but I just couldn't get myself to like this book. I think that if the author wanted to write an erotic romance, she could have just done that without justifying any irrational and stalkerish attitude with love.
He is troubled. She is dumb.
I started the second book to see if it could maybe make me change my mind but it didn't happen.
Sorry, not sorry.

Leniverse I don‘t think you‘ll find it such an unpopular opinion amongst Littens. I have the impression that people who love this series are people who don‘t read much. (Although I‘m sure there are exceptions it does seem to be the general rule.) 4y
KathyWheeler I haven‘t read these books but just from the trailers I saw for the movie, I thought the male character was a stalker. 4y
SailorMoon @Leniverse I think the same. Especially because it was not well written, in my opinion 😅 but who am I to judge? It's just the impression I had... and I am glad to know I'm not alone!!! @KathyWheeler I also find him to be quite a stalker and I don't like how he treats her like a prostitute! 4y
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Leniverse I recommend reading Jenny Trout's blog posts about the book instead. She did a chapter by chapter thing back in the day, and it is hilarious. Makes for much better reading. I guarantee you won't regret it. I laughed so hard I cried. 😂 4y
Bookish_AF Oh you are not alone on this! 4y
SailorMoon @Leniverse I will!!! Definitely! Thanks 😉 4y
SailorMoon @whippoorwill815 glad to hear it!!! 4y
SailorMoon @Leniverse OMG that blog is amazing! I read her rewriting of the first chapter and I am still laughing 🤣 btw I also thought she was as stupid and useless as Bella Swan. I must have read somewhere that 50 Shades was a sort of rewrite for Twilight. (I must say I liked Twilight though) 4y
Leniverse I thought the first Twilight book was alright, but I regret not stopping there. I hated the rest of the series. But yes, that blog is hysterical. 😂 Hours of great entertainment there. 4y
SailorMoon @Leniverse I liked the first three books of the Twilight saga, but I didn't particularly enjoy the last one. Eclipse is my favourite. I'll keep on reading the blog tomorrow, thanks for the suggestion!!! Sleep tight...or you know, have a great whatever-time-of-the-day-is-where-you-live 🤣🌙 4y
Leniverse Same to you! Here it is I-should-have-been-in-bed-long-ago-but-it‘s-readathon-so-just-one-more-chapter time. 😆 4y
SailorMoon @Leniverse sounds about right!!! 😉 sleep tight! 🌙 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I heard a radio host reading snippets of the first book and I've never been able to up the books since hearing the very bland and vanilla S&M depictions. And let's be honest...if Christian Gray lived in a trailer or a shack in the woods, it would be an episode of Criminal Minds. 4y
SailorMoon @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick totally! And a really good episode too! 😱🤣 4y
KathyWheeler @Leniverse Omg! I just went to that blog and read her chapters 1 and 2 recaps. They were great! 4y
TheBogwitch You‘re not alone. 4y
AyaOfSiwa I stopped to read on second book. Can't continue reading. 4y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Yes, 50 Shades is literally Twilight fanfiction with the names changed. I did my grad school transmission history project on it, and found a blogger who had run 50 Shades against Twilight in the TurnItIn plagiarism software and found a 90% similarity! 4y
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SW-T
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1. DNF the tagged. Glad I got it from the library. It went back fast!
2. Usually pack, occasionally buy.
3. Scholastic competition where my family showed up unexpectedly and when I spotted them in the audience my mind went blank in the middle of an answer. Was not expecting to see them 🙄
4. My pets
5. Navy Crime

@howjessreads #FriyayIntro

Megabooks 4 👍🏻 4y
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Nevermore88
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I hope I‘m not spoiling it for someone but the part that weirded me out was Mr.Gray rubbing his wife belly after they had sex and the baby was moving and his wife smiles and says “ the baby must like sex too!”
😲 WTF!?!
@TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Hrmmm... That's kinda weird 😬 4y
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bookvixen
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Couldn't help myself sorry to all the fans out there

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Kalalalatja This sounds like the worst thing in the world! 4y
HufflepuffGirl90 😂😂😂 4y
julesG 😂😂😂😂😂 4y
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Naj This is GOLD 😂😂 4y
JaneyWaneyB oh 😳 wait 😂🤣😂🤣 it's an improvement on those books 😄🤣😂😁 4y
Chrissyreadit Yes! The best way to listen I‘m sure!!!! 4y
Eggbeater That's hilarious! 😂 4y
AmyG Hahaha! 4y
tournevis I wouldn't listen to it, because no, but the dissonance is marvelous!!! Made my morning. 4y
ravenlee 😂😂😂 4y
GripLitGrl 🤣😂🤣 4y
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Librarybelle
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Christian Grey = #justacreep . #NoFemmeber

Cinfhen Ha!!! Haven‘t thought about this book in a long time!!! Well played 4y
Cathythoughts I only got past the first few pages .... but , yes , perfect for this prompt 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 what a creep 4y
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Moray_Reads I've read one paragraph (cunningly chosen by my younger brother for maximum ick) but I'm still 100% with you on this one! 4y
CarolynM Yep, definitely! 4y
Billypar Never read it, but saw some of the movie, and if you watched scenes of it with him out of context, definitely seems like a movie about a rich serial killer, like American Psycho 😬 4y
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Bookjunkie57
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😂😂😂😂

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Mel261098
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Alien feeling❤️

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KuehlerBookStop
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Day four of #bannedbooksweek I‘m showing of Fifty Shades of Grey. One of my favorite series. This book is constantly being challenged. Most recently in 2016 (I think 🤔) for....wait for it....”very, very erotic, with all kinds of sex, sex sadism and masochism. And concerns of being poor literature” (ila.org). I bet you didn‘t see those reasons coming!•
#fiftyshadesofgrey #eljames #challengedbooks #kuehlerbookstop #bannedbookbonanza

Judybskt I got some flack when I let my daughter read this in high school. 🤷‍♀️ 4y
KuehlerBookStop @Judybskt ☹️ I‘m sorry. I feel like if you felt your daughter was mature enough, it shouldn‘t have mattered. 4y
Judybskt @KuehlerBookStop Exactly!! 😏 4y
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margreads
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Panpan

Went to see The Book Club last night. The story is about a group of friends who have been in a book club for 40 years and they read this book. I really disliked this book but it was fun to see how it empowered these women to make changes. It's a great cast and a fun movie with a few easy laughs

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RiaWritten
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Panpan

Look what I found collecting dust at my work.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I saw this on Facebook and had to share it here 😂

It‘s true though, why pay good money for bad fan-fiction when there is great stuff out there. 😉

Insightsintobooks I have never read 50 shades of Grey, and don't plan to especially if, as this paper says, it romanticizes abusive relationships. 4y
GingerAntics @Insightsintobooks it‘s basically twilight fan fiction. That‘s how it started. She took the abusive relationship from that series and turned it into campy pseudo-BDSM that annoys people who actually know anything about BDSM. I‘ve avoided it like the plague no matter what some of my friends have done to get me to read it. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hear hear! 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Insightsintobooks I don‘t want to influence anyone‘s reading. I have read it. When it was the darling book with tons of press I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I can honestly say there is a lot of very controlling behavior in this book. I felt like book 1 was a huge Red Flag & the heroine should have run as fast as she could the other way, but many people loved it & loved the male character. I agree with the note, there are better books. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Sadly I liked Twilight more, which has a horrible rep too. At least Bella stood up to Edward‘s controlling, saw her own friends anyway (Jake), had the baby he didn‘t want, etc. She was a stronger character to me and didn‘t let Edward dictate everything. And at least Edward was controlling to protect her from supernatural beings she couldn‘t fight herself yet. Christian wanted to control her friends, she workplace, everything... (edited) 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics ...with just the motive they he knew better than her what was good for her, or her guy friends liked her too much. Plus he used sex as a punishment, and worked overtime to isolate her from her friends.... so big no for me. (edited) 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read twilight. I think it was an escape at that point in my life. I couldn‘t get enough of it at one point. It is what it is. I haven‘t read it in a really long time. I‘ve definitely found other things to spend time reading. In 50 shades I heard something about a creep tampon incident and it was just like ew that sounds like some of the horrible twilight fan fiction that‘s out there. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Really? Yeah, that‘s just messed up. I thought of checking it out when it was the book of the day. I‘m happier and happier that I never did read it. It disturbs me the number of women who want a man just like Christian Grey. Eh. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa honestly, I‘m continuously surprised the number of teenaged girls in controlling/abusive relationships that honestly believe they are going to marry this guy, even after he‘s done something horrible to her. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics I found Twilight at a similar time, and although I could understand some of the criticisms that came later with the movies (he‘s sneaking into her house and watching her sleep- Stalker!), they made much more sense to me as a paranormal romance, but wouldn‘t have worked in a human romance (same with the blood drinking too, by the way). Vampire isn‘t human, shouldn‘t have human norms. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics I still like Twilight, and think Bella got a lot of flack that her counterpoint didn‘t as much, even though to me she was a much stronger character. And yes, 50 Shades started online as Twilight Fan-fiction. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics And for 50 Shades it was covered under the, they are in a BDSM relationship, so he‘s allowed to.... it‘s ok because she signed a contract. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics I was much less creeped out by the (I‘m paraphrasing here) ‘let‘s take your tampon out and have sex in the shower anyway‘, than say the ‘you didn‘t let me put my hand up your skirt at the dinner table (while we where having dinner with my parents at their house for the first time) so to punish you we‘ll go out to the boathouse and I get to fuck you, but you don‘t get any pleasure or get to come because you defied me.‘ 🤮 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa eh yeah that is worse 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Yes, I find that very scary too. They all think that they can change him with love and/or that they deserve it too because they misbehaved in some way. That if they are just more ‘perfect‘ he‘ll be awesome too. That‘s truly frightening. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa exactly. I don‘t want to imagine how some of these relationships are going to end. It‘s sad, because usually it is the sweetest people being treated the worst. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics And by staying through bad behavior it gives the partner the idea it was ok, it wasn‘t that bad because you stayed, and if you‘ll stay through that you‘ll continue to stay, and then it escalates because they feel entitled to treat you horribly. Meanwhile the sweet one is thinking if we can just get through this he‘ll get better, it will get better, if only I‘d done x,y,z it wouldn‘t have happened. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa exactly! I hate seeing these kids start that cycle so early. I went through it as an adult and that was bad enough, but to try and navigate that as a teenager? I just can‘t imagine. I wish there was a way to get these kids to believe that their boyfriend doesn‘t get a say in who they spend time with, whether or not they study, what school they go to. It‘s nuts. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Yes! I thought it would get better just as women got more independent, instead of expecting them to get married, stay married, and therefore put up with their husband/boyfriend‘s faults. But that really doesn‘t seem to have had much effect...except that they are talking a bit more openly about their bad relationships. Society still has a lot of work to do in making young woman feel worthy of respect, to feel that they are at least 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...as important as their partner is and their wants and needs are equal to his. 4y
GingerAntics @Riveted_Reader_Melissa unfortunately I think we still have to get some parts of society to understand that. 4y
lynneamch I agree about not wasting time reading the book. But, if you get a chance to see the spoof, Shades of Gray: The Musical, it is hilarious! 4y
its_npl Good work are to be appreciated. Like Anastasia Steel there are people out there didn't know about BDMS Relationship only.. So reading a book you gain something out of it. 4y
LA1 Wow! 4y
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