Fifty Shades series, how many of you?

Michele Michele
I've mentioned before that I'm not much of a reader. However, there are raving reviews about the Fifty Shades series. I loved reading the Twilight books and it was mentioned that if you enjoyed those, you may enjoy these.

I don't know much about BDSM but, hear these books speak about it. I've read most of the reviews, and now I'm wondering how many people have read them or planning to read.

Unfortunately, I went to order one the last time I ordered and they were sold out.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I read them and loved them.
Zombirella , travelnurse , s3 , PropertyOfPotter , Nora29714 , sunkissedJess , SydVicious , MrsHouseWife , rom323 , xMila , CaliGirl , Molly Adams , kitty91 , ksparkles16 , Sexy Desire , SexToys-R-Us , Catan , Hummingbird
18  (13%)
Yes, I read them and didn't care much for the books
Buttercup Green , Bex1331 , HannahPanda , Lioncub , jennifur77 , Gina RPG Geek , Lildrummrgurl7 , LadyDarknezz , bedorerc , sweetpea12 , Kitka , LoveX
12  (9%)
I started to read the books and decided it wasn't for me
justme23 , TWE112 , Bignuf , anonkitty , yw2 , Thomas90 , ViVix , SourAppleMartini , SydneyScreams
9  (6%)
Not yet but, I plan to!
Michele , Modern^Spank^Anthem , KRD , babycakess , TheirPet , Bullfroggy and Rose , Tangles , Feisty , FallFire , Princess Zelda , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , icyqueen , skeeterlynn , Leather & Lace , Pandwhora , dirtythoughts:) , ginnyluvspotter , Clara , padmeamidala , leanright69
20  (14%)
On my wish list but, not sure yet
DeliciousB , SexyStuff , CountryPrincess , RedKyuubi , Creepellah
5  (4%)
No and I don't plan to read them
darthkitt3n , kendra30752 , Errant Venture , FHeemz , wetone123 , unfulfilled , Petite Valentine , amazon , CoffeeButton , Geogeo , hyacinthgirl , Peggi , G&L , solitudinarian , CoffeeCup , Moniqua , dv8 , Howells , Undecided , Rey , BoobCopter , TheGreat , Trysexual , MK434 , L&P3040 , Ex-prude , junipersgame , clockwork451 , Anne , snowyslut , LavenderSkies , Andrey2052 , AliMc , Rossie , Voilet , Missmarc , Allstars316 , Rod Ronald , Gone (LD29) , Harpina is gone , Supervixen , Zandrock , Stinkytofu10 , Beaners , hanjonatan , Kat and Aaron(aaron) , tequilafish , Vanille , bayosgirl , comatose-kitty , TrenchcoatHunters , hhh , Nurse Katie , U3H , KinkyKatieJames , friendswithfangs , Living Doll , Castielskitten , foxinlace , marshmallow , KrissyNovacaine , sXeVegan90 , Katelyn
63  (45%)
Other
panthercat23 , kitty1949 , Ms. N , Kissy , Sundae Sparkles , Ivy Wilde , Deeder , Gunsmoke , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , surreptitious , Adnerbmw , KissTheSkyBaby
12  (9%)
Total votes: 139
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kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Michele
I've mentioned before that I'm not much of a reader. However, there are raving reviews about the Fifty Shades series. I loved reading the Twilight books and it was mentioned that if you enjoyed those, you may enjoy these.

I don't ... More
Absolutely not. I've heard things like the writing is amateur, repetitive, stereotypical, and that is something that really displeases me. I won't even consider reading that stuff.
07/05/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I loved them got me interested in toys again and has spiced up my sex life
07/05/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I heard my husbands aunts bring up whos read teh 50 shades of Gray yesterday at the 4th of July family get together. I kindly walked out of the room. I don't want to hear about their sexlife and am not going to share mine.
07/05/2012
KRD KRD
I might read them. I haven't decided yet.
07/05/2012
amazon amazon
I can't bring myself to buy them. The descriptions just don't grab me.
07/05/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
"I don't know much about BDSM but, hear these books speak about it."

I suggest you *not* look to Fifty for an education/information on BDSM.

1. Miss Mori makes an excellent post about it in this thread on the third page.

2. In this thread, Bex1331 says the books treat BDSM in a negative light.

3. Dr Drew: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Depicts an Abusive Relationship
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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I'm on the third book now!
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SexyStuff SexyStuff
The hype has me curious.
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Nora29714 Nora29714
I loved them. I say that you sould go on you own judgement if you think that you will like it then read them if not then dont
07/05/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I might borrow it but I don't think I'll purchase it. I've heard bad things about the writing, too.
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Geogeo Geogeo
I hate fads and bad books
07/05/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
other - i'm cheating and only reading the raunchy parts
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Kissy Kissy
I am just unsure right now about reading them.
07/05/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
To each their own, but PLEASE don't think that this depicts a proper BDSM relationship for even a heartbeat. Christian is an abusive control freak and Ana is a whining bint whose only ambition is gluing herself to a rich, pretty man. So... Edward and Bella.
07/05/2012
Buttercup Green Buttercup Green
I liked the plot and overall idea of the books, but the writing (repetitive and high school-ish) gave me a headache and made the books very hard to get through.
07/05/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I read them and hated them, you can read my first review here then again I also thought the Twilight books were awful but I don't like romance overall, I read each of these simply because of the hype. If you like Twilight, you might enjoy these.

That being said do NOT use them to learn about BDSM, they do everything but say "only fucked up people like BDSM, its terrible to enjoy exploring pain/pleasure. but but because Ana REALLY REALLY loves him she may be able to get over it and save him from his evil predilections that are the result of an abusive childhood."
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justme23 justme23
Started. Quickly realize not my thing
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HannahPanda HannahPanda
Read the first two, hated them. I ranted about it in my review a bit of the first book, however, it's not just the plot line. It's the fact that reading about kisses, hugs, roses, helicopters, and all the same shit is so repeatative that I wanted to cry in the first 10 pages of the second book. I can't believe they're best sellers. >.<
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Incendiaire Incendiaire
I have no interest in reading it, but apparently my mother has bought two of the books.
07/05/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
Bought them, read all 3 kept thinking surely they would get better. I did not care for them and if I had the choice I would not waste the time or money on them again.
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G&L G&L
I think they started as Twilight fan fiction???
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jennifur77 jennifur77
Not really an option. I can't say I loved them. The story line was good and kept my attention. The writing? Horrid!
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sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I read all three and I loved them. I'm really sad it's over, lol.
07/06/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
My wife is reading them now, I may when she is done
07/06/2012
Michele Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
"I don't know much about BDSM but, hear these books speak about it."

I suggest you *not* look to Fifty for an education/information on BDSM.

1. Miss Mori makes an excellent post about it in this thread on the third ... More
Thank you for sharing! This is good to know.
07/06/2012
Michele Michele
Thank you for sharing your opinions. It looks like there are a wide variety of opinions on this series.
07/06/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
No. Don't really plan on reading the series. Doesn't interest me.
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Unique posters: 92