Now before you scroll past this. Let me explain.
I needed a new book to read. Something light hearted and fun. I’ve been straight up reading classics and suspense thrillers for the past month and I needed a palette cleanser. Something derivative, yet current. Something other people can also relate to. And then I saw it. At the dark corner of my bookshelf. Stacked beneath old issues of Men’s Fitness. The 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. Yes, I have physical copies of them. Yes, all three. Yes, I regret buying them. Yes, you can borrow it.
I read 50 Shades of Grey back when it was at the peak of it’s time. Everyone was talking non stop about how dirty this book is – nope! How Christian Grey is the ultimate dream guy – Umm.. Hello?! Mr. Darcy! And how this book is shocking and entertaining at the same time – Watch A Clockwork With Orange. Obviously, I was not inclined to read the book right away.
I don’t have reasons for why I read it in the first place. Maybe it was a social experiment. Maybe in a writer’s perspective, I wanted to find out what made this book so relevant. Maybe, like so many females out there who purchased this book, I am in need of erotica. Hahaha! Social experiment, definitely social experiment.
I do however have reasons for reading this again and blogging about it.
– This project was inspired by another blog that I really enjoy reading. It’s a blog about a guy reading Twilight. I promise you it is a fun read.
– I needed something I can do on a regular and make it part of my routine. Like a 30 day squat challenge. Only not 30 days and something less strenuous than squats.
– With the 50 Shades of Grey movie coming out on Valentine’s day 2015 *rolls eyes*, 50 Shades of Grey is relevant again. Not that it never was but now it’s a resurrected hashtag. What better time than now to relive the pain of reading this.
This blog however is not, I repeat, is not a review of 50 Shades Of Grey. I don’t review things. I don’t even value my own opinion most of the time and I have to live with myself. This is just a reaction to reading 50 Shades of Grey. A comical one. This is not a jab at E.L. James and this is certainly not about ironically liking 50 Shades of Grey. I don’t ironically like things.
So there. So I’m going to read and blog about 50 Shades of Grey. Wow! This sounded to be a good idea 15 minutes ago.