If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you may know that I am a fan of reading. I love books. I love to ask people what they are reading, then I like to ask if they have read something that they would recommend for me to check out. Over the past few weeks, I have been told, by a few people, about this book... 50 Shades of Grey. The people, who have talked about this book, have just made a few of these comments....
- Oh, girl, you will just love it.
- I could not put it down!
- I have tried to get it at the local bookstore and I couldn't find it anywhere... everyone is reading it!
- Such a great book
- Love it!
So, all in all, it seems to me (from what I have been told), that this is a book that I would love and that I would be voraciously reading. Great! Sign me up, thus my hunt for this book has begun.
To tell you the truth, I think that I may have brought this book up to my brother (who works for a bookstore in our area). I found it odd that he did not really say much about the book, he just looked at me funny. I did not notice this at the time.
I have even spoken about this book to my mother (who had not heard of the book) and to a few friends. "Oh, yes, I just can't wait to read 50 Shades of Grey."
Last Thursday, my girl friend, was in labor, and I was on my way to the hospital to sit with her and her family. I had no kiddos with me, thus the perfect time stop at the bookstore. Heck, I could possibly read a few chapters before the baby would be born.. WINNING!!
I walk in the bookstore, it was about 7:30 in the evening. I am walking all over the store looking for this book. Can't find it! I was so upset. I noticed there was a ever so friendly and all knowing worker of the book store establishment giving a book to another book store patron. I waited my turn, these college kids were looking over their book about taking the MCAT. I was looking at them, like la tee dah... thems are a bunch a smarties! Anyways, I am next in line, and with a big smile on my face and in an ever so pleasant voice I ask, "hi, could you please tell me if you have the book 50 Shades of Grey?" He looks at me, and the nosy worker bee behind him says, "is that in our EROTICA section?" I totally froze up! I suddenly felt like I was under water and all I could hear was blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah! The college kids stopped reading the MCAT book, and were now checking out the 30 something lady who was so eager to check out the EROTICA section of the bookstore. I started getting hot and felt my face turning 50 shades of red!! I could feel my hands getting sweaty and the deodorant on my arm pits was certainly NOT strong enough for a man and definitely not this woman. It was a slow death! I even had a flash of the upcoming church bulletin or even a write up in the Democrat... Good Girl Gone Bad... One Day Reading Dr Suess and the Next Day Reading Erotic Novels!!
During all of these thoughts, I am sure I was standing there mouth-breathin'! The lady, who answered my question (SO LOUDLY), walked from behind the counter, and motioned for me to follow her. So I did. With my head held high, I followed her to where no girl (not me) has boldly gone before. She stopped before we got there and said, "Oh, here it is. It is part of a trilogy." All I could do is look and shake my head yes. I said, "thank you" and picked up the book. I held it close to my chest (made sure that the cover was nestled against me), took a turn into the self help books, and placed 50 Shades on the shelf, and speed walked outta the store! I am sure they thought I stole the book! Haha!
Anyways, my friend (who was over at my house the other day) was talking about the book and told me that she was on chapter 7 or something..., she said it was very racy, but I guess it was not stopping her. I just acted like I still knew nothing about the book, and just said... "ooo- I cannot wait to read that!"
Then, this morning, the author, who just looks like a nice SAHM, was interviewed on the Today Show. They were calling her book.... mommy porn, and that it is a BIG book for women my age!