I’m not – and not just because of all the “mommy porn” talk.
I thought it was fun to read the trilogy, smirk at the horrible writing, Google some of the “tools” mentioned, and then loan the books to my mother-in-law.
Yes, I did loan the books to my mother-in-law and she read them all – quickly.
My mother-in-law and I rarely read the same books. She reads a lot of novels and DIY books. I read a lot of research articles and nonfiction books. Our multigenerational nest is very much into reading – so how fun was it for my mother-in-law and I to go down the 50 Shades rabbit hole together.
It brought up a lot of funny discussions.
The discussion topics that made me howl, laugh from my gut, give my mother-in-law the “uhm hmm” side nod, and had my husband quickly exiting the room were:
- Quick and spicy read – perfect with an adult libation and summer lounging.
- I requested a full trilogy book report from my mother-in-law. (Still waiting…)
- Why didn’t E.L. James make Christian Grey’s character older? George Clooney would be brilliant in that movie role.
- Does E.L. James own a thesaurus, and does she know how to use it?
- How does one discreetly list the trilogy on the summer reading log – for the local library?
- Maybe now is the time to invest in a Kindle, iPad, or Nook while reading these books out and about – or go old school, and make paper bag book covers – for the books.
- Hubby is ecstatic I read the trilogy – and read some passages out loud to him. How horrified is my hubby knowing his mother has read these books?
- Why is my own mother taking so long to start reading? Tick tock, mom!
- My mother-in-law wanted to know who is next in line – to borrow the trilogy. (She wants a full trilogy report from them!)
- What other saucy books am I hiding in my personal library – and when will I be loaning them to my mother-in-law?
So what has the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy done for our multigenerational nest?
Made us laugh. Offered my mother-in-law and me a girlfriend dish fest. Taught the grown folks some new vocabulary. Put a spark in our summer.
My mother-in-law loved this post and wanted me to add to the list…
- What was the point of E.L. James making Anastasia a virgin? How realistic is that for a 22 year-old?
- The whole story could have been told in 300 pages – not 1600+.
- My mother-in-law was meeting with our neighbor’s mom – and they discussed the saucy trilogy – and then giggled when thinking how their own parents would react.
Never a dull moment around here.