Book Review: 50 Shades of Grey

25 Apr

A while back it seemed like every 5th status on my news feed was about E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey. I was intrigued then but it wasn’t until after I finished my last book in less than a month that I decided now would be time to jump on the bandwagon, or at least see what the hype is about. I mean, whose interest wouldn’t be piqued when they hear things like it being inspired by Twilight fan fiction or considered as “mommy porn”?

I thought I would read 50 Shades the same way I read Julie & Julia– a chapter a day on the days I had the house to myself, but within 48 hours of getting the books, hours spent with Logan home, I was 9 chapters in. It’s not that I was as captivated with the story as much as Ana was with Christian Grey, but it’s an easy read with almost every chapter’s ending leaving you wondering what happens next- Will Christian kiss her? What happens after Ana passes out? Etc. Etc.

I can see why the book is so controversial; there’s so much sex in 50 Shades of Grey it could make a nymphomaniac blush. I’m no prude, but I thought it was all over the top with all the talk of dominants and their submissives thrown in. I rolled my eyes a lot as I read the book and thought about keeping a tally for every time someone “muttered”, yet I finished the first book of E.L. James’ series in less than a week and now want to read 50 Shades Darker. Yeah, the books are twisted, but I can be somewhat twisted so why end on such a depressing note?

Speaking of notes, I only wrote down one quote and it was more or less because it made me think of my friend Nicole-

That was about as emotionally enriching as cotton candy is nutricious.

Although there were no letters incorporated into the book, there were emails to amuse this faithful letter writer. I imagine there will be more in the books to come and I intend to find out for sure…

Until next time!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~


2 Responses to “Book Review: 50 Shades of Grey”


  1. Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed | Sincerely Kate - 05/20/2013

    […] Note: These books are the 2nd and 3rd installments in the trilogy written by E.L. James. You can find my book review for the original novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, here. […]

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