December 3, 2012
It seems that majority of moms learn about this book from their daughters, am I right? I did see this book on the internet and some newspapers in the past, but never really paid attention to what it was really about or took any interest at all until I found my 20 year old daughter reading the first book. I asked her what it was about and she replied "It's about a college graduate who has a steamy affair with an executive". "Brittney recommended it". Her former description did not really spark an interest in me. It was Brittney's recommendation that made me curious. She finished the book but I did not bother asking her if I could borrow it from Brittney. I never saw the book again. Now I know why. What daughter in her right mind would ask her mom if she would like to read the book?
Two months later, I was talking to a friend who brought up Fifty Shades, the trilogy. Trilogy? I had no idea! My friend said it was pure porn and she couldn't put the books down! I told her that my daughter read Part 1 and she said her daughter read all 3 books. I demanded that she loan the books to me; that they would be perfect to read on the plane for my trip to India in December. She said it was an easy read and I should finish them in no time.
Her husband works with my husband and imagine my surprise when my husband came home with all 3 books individually wrapped in a brown paper bag! I was hysterical! Was it really that embarassing for her husband to carry with him on the train to work? I guess so! When my husband handed the books to me, he said he heard that they were pure pornography. I got so excited!
Mind you, I was struggling with the first 60 pages of the book. It sounded like it was written by a high school student. I was ready to give up and return the books and complained to my daughter. She agreed that the book wasn't written well. She should know because she was the editor in chief of her high school newspaper! But she did encourage me to read on and that the exciting part would come after page 60. I'm a very impatient person!
Imagine my surprise when I got to the juicy parts! I found myself giggling like a school girl and covering my face with the book several times! Must I remind you that I've been married for 25 years and pretty much heard it all! But this book made me blush and yell "OMG!" several times as I finished each juicy chapter!
I took a picture of all 3 books and texted them to my daughter who's away in college and she said she now wants to read Parts 2 and 3. My friend also mentioned that Part 2 was her favorite. I ran into a woman in physical therapy reading one of the books and I just had to ask her which book she was reading. She said she finished all 3 but is reading Part 2 again because the last book makes you go back and read the previous books for events that you could easily forget. I'm like "Are you serious"?
I really don't want to go back and re-read the books again so I'm making sure that I remember the important events as I go along. By the way, I finished Grey and now I'm on Darker. The lady also said I would finish Freed before I fly to India. I believe her too.
Gosh, look at how much I've written and I just started on Part 2, Fifty Shades Darker. All I could say is if they make a movie out of this, I don't think it would be that exciting. Movies are never as good as the book. It would definitely be R rated, along the lines of 9 1/2 Weeks but possibly steamier. Let's see how much more I will add to this article after completing Darker!