Wednesday, June 6, 2012

50 Shades of Grey: Review

Since I last posted about some books I have been reading here, I finished 2 more books {50 Shades of Grey & The Art of Racing in the Rain}! I really really really loved Art of Racing in the Rain. If you haven't read it - DO IT NOW. I highly recommend. I really am an avid reader! I feel like when I was in college, I hardly ever read for fun just because of how busy I was with required reading and I felt the same way when studying for the CPA Exam. So, now I am free to read as much as I want! And I love my KINDLE! My summer goal is to read one book a week... we'll see. I am so lazy now though.  If I search for a book and it's not available in Kindle, I'm like... well, I guess I didn't really want to read it THAT bad.   Basically, I am too lazy to get in my car, pay for parking, go to the library and pick up my books. There you have it. Sometimes I am extremely lazy.

First up I read 50 Shades of Grey.  Despite this book's popularity, it really left me with a weird feeling. I will say that I enjoyed reading it and I'm glad that I did.  But, I don't feel like it was very realistic {but, Kim -- it's a fantasy book}... Yeah, I know but still. STILL. If you read it, you know what I'm taking about here. I thought that the author wasn't a very good writer. I know several of my friends will agree that she did odd things that writer's shouldn't do, like use the same adjective twice in the same sentence or in one sentence immediately following another sentence. Things like that just bugged me. I also thought it was kind of weird reading a book based in Seattle and then having weird references for things that don't exist {Has anyone ever heard of the Pike Market District}?

I mean, I guess this is the modern version of a romance novel? I only read book 1, so I still have to read the next 2 books. But - I am patron 176 out of 243 on the library waiting list for the next book, so it could be another month or so. And I'm actually OK with that.


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