Ah, 50 Shades of Grey. You know it, you love (loathe?) it. I actually semi-read this book about a year ago, which involved flipping through the pages until I found the sex parts and reading those, and then getting confused/annoyed if I actually strayed into a section of dialogue.
Lately I've been trying to finish The Adventures of Augie March, and it's giving me serious reading fatigue. Bellow is a great writer, but I'm just not connecting with the story or the characters. I am fighting the urge to quit because I am one of those readers who HATES quitting a book (see this awesome guide to find out what kind of book reader you are--I am a cross-under chronological bookophile!).
In the midst of my fatigue, I decided to take a small break and re-read something that my brain would not have to work hard on. Like, at all. 50 Shades of Grey was a pretty easy choice. This time, I'm actually reading the non-sex parts, too, and just for fun, I've throw together a little literary look inspired by this book's deep, deep themes (pun intended).
Firstly, here is the Goodreads summary of the plot, in case you've been living under a rock the past 3 years...
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
...and the outfit. I felt that this amazing dress necessitated a side and front view:
1. Tina Tang Handcuff Pendant Necklace // Max & Chloe // $85
2. Triangle Cup Strappy Mesh Bra // Topshop // $36
3. Demobaza Deconstructed Viscose Jersey Dress // Luisa Viaroma // $291
4. Large Metallic Carry-All Pouch // American Apparel // $75
5. Jeffrey Campbell Talulah Laced Bootie // Nasty Gal // $140 (30% off)!
Have you read 50 Shades? What did you think?