The book I read over the weekend is FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY. You know, the book everyone is talking about. I initially had zero interest in reading it. But then I downloaded sample chapters and I was hooked. I’m completely surprised by this. But I found this book totally compelling and intense. I could see a young woman falling in love with this damaged man, and struggling with her decision.
Although I’m not sure I would have liked the book had I not known that it did not have a traditional happy ending.
A good friend of mine tried twice and could NOT get into the book. Different tastes, right?
And as much as I enjoyed this book, I doubt I’ll read the next two in the trilogy. I think this book was enough for me.
But here’s what I want to talk about: Male “professionals,” like the doctors with TV shows, who look at a runaway bestseller of FIFTY SHADES and analyze why we women read it. One doctor type I heard theorized that women have a secret desire to be dominated and controlled by men.
Please see me rolling my eyes here. I just hate that condescending attitude.
Here’s the truth for me: I was fascinated by a world I don’t understand or live in. For instance, some of this book covered negotiating the dom/sub contract. Something I know nothing about. I was interested. It’s just that simple.
And by the way, I told Wizard about that theory of women secretly wanting to be dominated, controlled…he laughed. Hard. Then he spent the rest of the day trying to order me around. He then proclaimed me a total failure as a submissive.
Yeah, that wasn’t news to him, LOL!
Here’s the thing–this book isn’t for everyone. Few books are. But I really, really don’t need so called professionals trying to make judgements about me from my reading choices.
Okay I’m off my soapbox!