I love reading, as I know many of you have realized (I wish I had the time to write about all of the things that I read – is it wrong to pray for more hours in the day?!).
I also enjoy reading a variety of genres and I’m game to read almost anything.
So why WON’T I be reading Fifty Shades of Grey this summer?
First off – I’m probably one of the least prudish people you’ll ever meet…so when the synopsis of a book makes me feel dirty – it isn’t for me.
Secondly – I tend not to read books that are centred around a lot of hype because I often find that they don’t live up to the hype they get (I’ve never read Twilight or Harry Potter….and I’ve lived!).
Thirdly – I hate reading books that are poorly written. And the word from my friends who have read the trilogy is that, while they loved the racy content, the books are not written well (which would drive me bananas!).
Finally – if I wanted more excitement in my life, I’d just aim to have more excitement in my life (instead of reading about it). I don’t read books about skydiving, deep sea fishing or climbing Everest either – for exactly the same reason.
So if you want to read Fifty Shades of Grey, that is totally cool. To each her (or his) own! That being said, no one should worry that I’m going to rip the last copy of it out of their hands in the bookstore, join the waiting list at the Public Library (I’m assuming it is at our Public Library though, shockingly, I haven’t checked!) or ask to borrow your copy!
(PS – I just heard there will be a movie version coming out as well…and I have no plans of watching it either)