Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Club Friday


What plans do you have this weekend? I have big plans of seeing The Hobbit (at the Imax theater, woot woot!), laundry, perhaps some wedding dress shopping (no, not me! My best friend is getting married next year!) and just overall relaxing! Not to sound all high and mighty, but I deserve it. It's been a hectic semester!


I cannot believe I am succumbing to this AGAIN, but today for this edition of Book Club Friday I am talking about the second installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James.

I know. I see you shaking your head.

Or nodding enthusiastically.


Same as the first book, I did not love it, but I did not hate it. I do want to know what ends up happening so I have decided I might as well finish the trilogy. I am also enjoying the parallels with Twilight. Considering this book is fan fiction (and I saw the interview with E.L. James and Barbara Walters where she did admit it was fan fiction!) it makes sense that there are a lot of similarities and it is kind of fun reading them.

If I could give this book 2.5 stars, I would. I ended up rating it 2 stars on Goodreads and after seeing the author's interview last night, I have to say I am kind of intrigued by her. I love how confident and nonchalant she was! I do not think that sexual lifestyle is normal, but I am also the type that thinks, "Whatever floats your boat...," what you do behind closed doors is not my business!

Here is the summary from Goodreads:

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

I am very curious how they will do this movie. I am sure there will be a lot of inferring and drawing your own conclusion because there is way too much they could not show... even in a rated R movie! Guess we'll find out...

Have you read this series or considered reading it?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You DO decide a relaxing weekend free of homework and reading and assignments. I hope you can leisurely sip coffee, read blogs, read books for fun, and do whatever you please! It is the best feeling to be done with the semester - and an especially good feeling when it's your last semester in the classroom! Yea for you!

I have not read the 50 Shades of Gray books, nor do I plan to. I don't judge those who have as we all have our unique interests... there are just SO many books to read and there are a limited number of books we'll have time to read in our lives, I don't want to waste any time on books that I know won't be a good fit for me!

Julie said...

I finished all 3 books and I would say in the end you'll be surprised. It was worth reading but what's funny now is I'm starting to see more and more ads for books like this (I've seen at least 2 more series types). What would be interesting is if they make it into a movie.

Have fun wedding dress shopping. If you want to make it even more fun, grab a bottle of wine and some fun wine glasses that are decorated and have yourself a little wine while trying them one. I know some shops do that already but some do not and its just a little added bonus to make the day shine :)

Marisa A. said...

I'm so behind the times. I haven't read the Twilight series, or The Hunger Games series, nor the Fifty Shades series. I am however re-reading Jane Eyre. Again. For like the 50th time. Like I said behind the times :)

Marisa A. said...

Ohhh and I hope you mean you're going wedding dress shopping with Shannon! Get that girl in Bridal gear :)

Shoshanah said...

I think the comparisons to Twilight were probably some of my favorite parts too. And while this was my favorite of the series, the final one was probably my least favorite. But I understand the need from where you are to want to finish reading the series.

Unknown said...

lmao do we know when the movie is coming out? I'd be intrigued as well