So I'm all about following trends. I embarrassed that I don't set any, but hey, I can't win at everything. When it comes to pop culture literature, I just started giving in. I read Little Bee, The Help, The Hunger Games Trilogy and I started reading 50 Shades of Grey... not because I liked any of these books/authors/genres, but because everyone else was doing it.
Well... the buck stops here. 50 Shades of Gray is HORRIBLE. I don't watch porn. I don't read erotica. There's no judgement here. I also don't read vampire books or futuristic titles. I just don't do it. So I really didn't know what to expect, but everyone was raving about it, so I tried it. Then after reading it and STILL not understanding the hype, I heard from my friends who DO read erotica that it's actually just quite bad.
- Writing. Bad. (how many times is she going to use the word delicious to talk about sex. I mean really)
- Plot. (What plot?) Bad.
- Characters. Weak Sauce. (from what I read anyway) Bad.
I think what's messing me up more than anything is not only does everyone who sees me reading the book KNOW that I'm reading about sex, but the fact that suburban housewives have taken to this like it's the first erotica book ever written further lets me know I don't need to be involved. I'm pretty sure my managers have read this book series. I don't want to have the same visuals of sex as my managers.
And here's another thing. I cannot stand when things that are not excellent become popular. This happens all the time. At work, you may work with a vendor who just does ok work, but EVERYONE uses that vendor, so you use them too.
In life you go to a restaurant with poor service and mediocre food because EVERYONE goes to the restaurant.
I'm really just jealous that nothing that I'm mediocre at has blown up. Like I bake ok. I'm not a phenomenal baker. Let me open up a bakery and see if it can blow up...
Shame on you if you read that horrible book series. With that said, I have the trilogy box sex. You can have it for the low low price of nothing (or shipping and handling)... Let me know if you want it. LOL!