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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

50 Shades of Porn

There are two things about myself that I know to be true and will always admit.  One is that I love to read.  Yes, more than anything else out there I love a great book and read at least one, usually 2 or 3 a week.  The other thing is that I am frugal, um ok, actually cheap.  I hate paying for books.  I almost never do it.

I am a frequent flier at my local library.  I go online, put books on hold and wait for that happy call telling me they are ready to be picked up.  It is very rare for me to not find a book I want in my library system.  There are about 20 libraries linked together with my town and they share all their books.  It really rocks because my town's actual selection of books is really crappy.  I am also a big fan of borrowing from friends.  My friend Sandy is my favorite source for this.  She has a stellar collection and is always willing to lend them out.

I have now run into a problem however.  Everybody is talking about this book, "50 Shades of Grey".  I have a bunch of friends reading it now.  They all have Kindles so there is nothing for me to borrow.  I went to the library website to put it on hold and thought it was odd that they didn't have it in their catalog.  I really had no idea what this book was about so I went online and did a little research.  Interesting results I found.

It turns out this book is basically porn without the pictures.  I think one site described it as erotica.  At least now I know why the library doesn't have it.  Of course now I want to read it even more.  I am a 37 year old mother of 2 that has been married for almost 13 years.  I obviously need some new ideas to spice up life. 



Now I face the dilemma.  I seriously hate buying books.  I feel no need to spend money on what I can get for free.  But I can't get this one for free.  I do own a few books but it takes me a lot to actually purchase one.  I have to seriously love them to buy.  I am one of those moms that owns the entire Twilight Series, and also The Hunger Games books.  Other than that, nope, nothing.  So please tell me my friends, is it worth the 9 bucks on Amazon?

17 comments:

  1. Apparently it was inspired by the Twilight books. The thing is, it's a trilogy, so if you buy the first one then you'll have to buy the other two.

    Mind you after now looking it up, I'm tempted to read it myself.

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    1. Really, Twilight? Thankfully I just looked again and they do have it at my library. Oh happy day

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  2. I can agree w/ you on the whole post, I've also seen everyone talking about the book. Idk if it's worth it...I would wait, maybe the library just doesn't have it yet? My library is like yours linked to about 20 others. Just checked mine has it but all the copies are on hold. Maybe yours will get it too. I can't imagine it being worse than any of the romance novels that they have.

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    1. I actually just looked again and did a different search and was able to find it. I put it on hold, along with about a billion other people.

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    2. Me too...we'll probably get it about the same time..2014

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  3. GET THE BOOK! You'll thank me later :) I just started reading the first book... I was a little dismayed for about five seconds & then it heated up! And you thought David Beckham is hot! Wait until you read Christian Grey... pant, pant.... My heart races reading it!! Enjoy! I've got a nook, I'd share if you had one :)

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    1. PS. I am usually a borrower too.. And I don't normally like "romance" type novels. This has got me hooked.

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    2. Ok, I found it, I have it on hold. I can't wait. But if you want a book character to pant over than I suggest the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. Her character, Jerico Barrons is unbelievable. On the last book now and have loved them all.

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  4. I believe the term you are looking for is literotica. Don't ask how I knew that...

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    1. HAHA I just read your blog with the letter J. I think I know how you know, Jerk Off ;)

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  5. If it's something you're interested in treat yourself. Like you said you never ever buy books unless you can't get them for free. Well you did your research, you can't get it for free, so buy a copy! You deserve it!

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    1. Thanks Dani, how was the Emerald Isle by the way?

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  6. I don't own that book but I own a TON of others!!! If I have any that you'd be interested in I'd be happy to send them to you! :D And now I'll be checking out this 50 Shades of Porn! ;)

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    1. Oh you can send me any books you want. I never turn down books.

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  7. I must be living under a rock because I have never heard of the book until now. I think I might just have to go out and buy it.

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    1. It seemed to pop up out of nowhere lately and now everybody is reading it.

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  8. There is a chance you are eligible for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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