Being that I am in a monthly book club with friends, it had to be time that we finally addressed 50 Shades of Grey by EL James. There has been so much buzz about this book and we were honestly super curious to see what all the hype was for.
Via wikipedia, “Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic novel by British author E. L. James. Set largely in Seattle, it is the first installment in a trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes.”
You get the idea. This book is definitely steamy. With our books in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, we discussed. We needed a bit of liquid courage for this one. Overall, most of us were just “eh” about it. I really don’t get why everyone raves.
The boy always laughs at me because I always question TV shows and movies..why didn’t he just go a different way, I don’t think he could really get out of that…you get the idea. I guess I am too much of a realist. I also ask questions that he doesn’t know the answer yet..does he die, what happens next? It is one of the many things he just loves about me. Well for those of you that read the book, I just couldn’t help but ask the questions how and why. But I guess I do have to understand it is just a book.
While chatting away, my sister provided lots of delicious goodies for us to munch on.
Grapes, crackers, and hummus all made their way on to my plate.
And I couldn’t resist a slice of brie. It is my favorite cheese!
Swanky mom, although not a member of our book club, always provides something delicious for us to enjoy. This vegetable pasta bake was modified from a recent issue of Real Simple magazine. The original recipe was for this Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta. I loved the idea of adding veggies and baking. Good one mom!
Becky, one of our newest book club members, made the most delicious oatmeal butterscotch cookies. One just wasn’t enough, so I had another.
I have heard that they are looking into making a movie. My first question again was how?? The whole book is super steamy and I don’t think it could even pass for an R rating. Then we got to talking about who they would cast. I read that the fans think Alexis Bledel would make a good Ana Steele.
I am curious for who they cast for Christian Grey. He sounds quite handsome from the book. Any ideas?
Feel free to check out our other book club reads here.
I am super excited! Swanky boyfriend and I are both off work tomorrow so we have a date day planned. I can’t wait! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Have you read 50 Shades of Grey? Who would you want cast as the main characters?