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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James Fifty Shades of wonderful, emotional sexy roller coaster. There are not words enough to express how much I love this book. Fifty Shades was recommended by a friend, and completely different than my usual genre choice and "comfort zone" in reading.

I am so glad I listened to her recommendation and gave it a chance. For anyone wary of the genre and subject matter, I still urge you to give it a read. The BDSM, while an important aspect of the story, is not abusive. This is, at it's heart, a romance with some seriously kinky, steamy sex.

Christian Grey is haunted, driven, brilliant... a young CEO with enough emotional baggage to clothe China. Anastasia is a young soon-to-be college graduate, with her own self esteem issues and naivety in her affect on the men around her. Through a quirk of fate, Anastasia must interview Christian in her roommate's place. From the moment they meet, sparks seem to fly off the pages...

This is not a porn put to page, but a heart wrenching, touching story between these imperfect characters. (Not that the characters are not written well... they are vivid in detail, but imperfect as regular people are imperfect.) It sweeps you into the character's heartaches, and takes you on the journey with them. By the end of the book, despite my personal feelings of such bedroom behavior, I found myself wishing I too, could roll my eyes and bite my lip just before sinking in submission before Christian.

I had initially intended to just read this book, and move on to another in my "usual" genre of PNR or UF... but once I reached the end... I was upset, depressed. I wanted more, needed more. I tried to force myself to move on, but found myself musing on my recollections of Fifty Shades. Luckily, an angel of a GR friend charged in like a knight in shining armor... with Fifty Shades Darker tucked under her arm...

Try it, you may be surprised how much you'll not just like it, but crave more.