Friday, November 2, 2012

I gave up on Christian Grey....

I had an entirely different post ready for today.
Well, in my HEAD it was ready.
THAT post will have to wait.

So, because I'm awake before the kids and I have nothing scheduled for the blog I'm going to confess something.

I really, really dislike the 50 Shades of Grey books.



I read the first one because everyone else was doing it.   I reviewed it here, but in a nutshell I wasn't connecting to any of the characters and the storyline was pretty lame.  Even the crazy "adult" content was tamer than I thought it would be.  I didn't "get it."

BUT, I did finish the first book and got about 80% through the 2nd book. 
People, I borrowed the second book from the library for 6 weeks(!!) and I just couldn't get through it.

I admit the second book has more "story" to it... but it was enough to hook me.  With 3 or 4 chapters to go... I gave up.


 Is it really based on the characters of Twilight?
That's weird.  I guess I can sort of see the comparison between Bella & Ana and Edward & Christian, but really!?

Anyhoo, all this to say that I will not be reading the third book.
Nothing against you if you did enjoy the series, either!  I'm a huge Twihard... which I know isn't everyone else's cup of tea!

I was really hoping to be in on all the hype.  I LOVE a good series... this just didn't do it for me!
I'd love suggestions for a new book or series to start on!
I'm trying to get through The Lucky One right now and I'm not wowed with that one either... what's wrong with me!?  Ha!



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19 comments

  1. Glad there is someone else out there that thinks this series is overrated. I only read the first book and just couldn't connect with the characters. By the end I hated the phrase inner goddess. I am curious as to why Christian was so messed up but not enough to read the second book.

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  2. I can see how it's not everyone's cup of tea - the second book was my favourite in the series, but I was definitely able to recognize that the writing was crap! haha! I did fall for Christian, though...it's this weird need I have to "fix the bad boys" or something. ;)

    Funny, The Lucky One is the book I read after 50 Shades, and it took me for-EVER to read it. I wasn't in love. lol! (I also wasn't a huge fan of the movie; Zac Efron is not my favourite...)

    I'm now reading Bared to You by Sylvia Day, the one that everyone said 50 Shades fans should read when they're going through Christian Grey withdrawals... I'm enjoying. :)

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  3. I couldn't get through the first book! They're awful writing, and worse storytelling, with really laughable sex scenes. And that's my personal two cents.

    Sincerely,
    Joanna

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  4. I just finished the first book, and I've been debating whether or not to waste my time on the rest of the series. I don't really want to end it where that book leaves off, but I just don't know if I want to spend money buying the book, and the waiting line at my library is still pretty deep. It took me like...4 months to get through it? I just wasn't interested. I might just have to read a synopsis online or something.

    If you're up for more involved/heavier reading, I would highly suggest A Song of Ice and Fire. If you've heard of the Game of Thrones HBO series, these are the books that is based on. The first book is called Game of Thrones, hence the title of the TV show. The books are WAY better than the show and just awesome. I grew up with Harry Potter, and that was my favorite series for a long, long time. However, A Song of Ice and Fire has recently become my new favorite. It's fantasy, but not super high fantasy or anything. It's set in a different world, in a time similar to the middle ages here. It is a huge change from 50 shades, and I think that's why I had such a hard time getting into 50 shades, because it was the first book I attempted to read after finishing the last book in this series. There's currently 5 books out, with 2 more on the way.

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  5. The SAME thing happened to me - I just couldn't make it through the second book! I tried & tried - but just couldn't do it!

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  6. I haven't read any of them.. I'm NOT going to. But, I have heard so many people say what you have said. Also, that ecard made me crack up! :)

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  7. funny. i still have no desire to read this series, i hear it is horrible writing and ever more distrubing sex scenes lol.

    :)

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  8. Yeah, I've never been interested in it :( I would, however, like to re-read the entire Hunger Games series! It was right up my alley :)

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  9. Phew...that was close. When I first did my review you commented on my Facebook page that the second one was a bit better but you were still reading it.
    Glad to know that I will NOT be picking up the second one. You obviously know what I thought of the first one based on my review.

    And I loved Twilight..so excited for the last movie to come out :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  10. I can't bring myself to even try reading it... I've herd excerpts from it and it's HORRIBLE! I'm glad to know I'm really not missing anything!

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  11. thank god! I couldn't get through it either! I didn't even finish the first, I was about 80% done and couldn't handle reading about someone "murmur" something ONE MORE TIME! Get a thesaurus already!!!

    I too enjoyed the Twilight series, and as I know we've talked about before the Sookie Stackhouse series. I did finish The Lucky One but enjoyed the movie more because Zac Efron is HOT and it's okay to say that now because he's all grown up :) LOL

    I recently finished The Casual Vacancy with some disappointment :(
    Just started Gone Girl by Gillian FLynn and I'm HOOKED already!

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  12. thank god! I couldn't get through it either! I didn't even finish the first, I was about 80% done and couldn't handle reading about someone "murmur" something ONE MORE TIME! Get a thesaurus already!!!

    I too enjoyed the Twilight series, and as I know we've talked about before the Sookie Stackhouse series. I did finish The Lucky One but enjoyed the movie more because Zac Efron is HOT and it's okay to say that now because he's all grown up :) LOL

    I recently finished The Casual Vacancy with some disappointment :(
    Just started Gone Girl by Gillian FLynn and I'm HOOKED already!

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  13. At least you tried to read them, I have yet to bother getting the first book. A lot of my friends say it's really good but then there are others (like yourself) Who say they are not great. I'll just reread my Harry Potter books lol

    Xoxo Jessica
    girlbooklet.blogspot.com

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  14. I have no interest in them.

    I agree with Joanna. I really don't understand how people seriously say they are well written.


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  15. I haven't read any of them because I thought that they would make me want to scream. I was an English major in college and so I love good literature. I had heard that the books were poorly written and so I just couldn't put myself through that. Maybe I'm a book snob, but I just can't help it. I'm currently reading The Night Circus and I've really been enjoying it. I like to keep up with YA literature so I can suggest books to my students so I also just finished reading Protecting Truth which is the second book in a new series by indie author Michelle Warren. The first book in Wander Dust. I didn't read the Twilight series, but this other series is similar YA and has been really enjoyable!

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  16. I couldn't even finish 50 shades...It was too terrible. But I really enjoyed the Lucky One. It wasn't my favorite Sparks book, but I quite liked it.

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  17. I read the first book and the first chapter of the second. I couldn't get into it either.

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