Friday, July 20, 2012

Fifty Shades of Messed Up

Fifty Shades of Grey
or should I say
Fifty Shades of Messed Up?

I am linking up with Blonde…Undercover Blonde and The Nerdy Katie for Book Club Friday. 

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E L James
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

My Thoughts:
This is definitely a fiction book. How often does an innocent, soon to be college grad, part-time worker at a local hardware store (Ana) end up with a super-freak billionaire, CEO of his own company (Christian)? It’s typical; the guy that supposedly never commits starts to fall hard. 

Everywhere I went, I kept hearing about a book called Fifty Shades of Grey . I didn’t realize exactly what the book was about until after I ordered it. As soon as I found out, I was a little nervous to start reading it. I read the first approximately 90 pages and thought, this isn’t nearly as bad as people are making it out to be. I was wondering why places were banning the book and then I got to page100 and things definitely changed. Let’s just say the book went from PG to XXX and I’ll be interested to see how they make this into a movie.

I’ve heard the second and third books are more about Christian and Ana’s love story. I hope so! I want the second book to be less physical and I’d like to find out more about Christian Grey, his past, and the ex-subs. Right now he seems Fifty Shades of Messed Up.

Side Note: 
If you want to meet new people, just walk around with this book! If you want to have a relaxing day at the pool, DO NOT BRING Fifty Shades of Grey with you. Apparently everyone has heard about the book and wants to either: 
A) Ask you about it
B) Share their opinion

#1 - Ana bites her lip A LOT.
#2 - I can’t say I would recommend the series, but then again I haven’t stopped reading it. I am starting on book two now.



  1. I have the exact same thoughts as you. The 2nd and 3rd do go more into the love story, but I still got tired of reading about all the other stuff. It got old.

    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that feels that way! It's kind of funny how you mainly only hear how obsessed everyone is with the series. Maybe something will change in the 2nd and 3rd books, but for now I don't get the addiction.

  2. I definitely think that the second book is by far the best in the series.

  3. I just couldn't get hooked on this series! And I totally agree with how it's unrealistic. Thanks for linking up!!

  4. haha I see so many women on the subway with this book. I'd be scared to walk around with it, people would probably be like "ooh you go girl" or something :p