I learned today that my nook can find certain words or phrases. Never had need to use that before so this was a recent discovery. And with the recent Fifty Shades post, I just had to see:
In Fifty Shades of Grey, there are 199 times when someone murmurs.
Fifty Shades Darker has 278.
Fifty Shades Freed says it 293.
This gives us a three book total of 770 times where someone is murmuring. Seven. hundred. and. seventy. times.
This is literally ridiculous.
E. L. James has a net worth of $60 million. That’s nearly $78,000 for every instance of murmuring.
I might be sick.
(I’m not sure if I have to post this warning – but the Fifty Shades of Grey book series is not too appropriate for the workplace or young eyes. No guarantees I won’t talk about some iffy stuff in relations to that. I’m trying to figure out how the “more” option works to keep any spoilers of questionable material beneath a warning but it’s not working out too well for me and I’ll get it fixed as soon as I can)
A Good Book Has No Ending.
Like most people, I bought a case for my Nook when I got the ereader. The above quote is imprinted on my particular case. It was the first time I’d seen the quote and loved it immediately. Well with my current book – I’ve come to the realization that while a good book has no ending, sometimes a bad book doesn’t either.
This is the third time I’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. When there was all the hype about the series and it first became popular, I read through all three books twice – I typically do that with a series because I typically enjoy rereading the earlier books and seeing how that connects with the ending. I could not get into them and didn’t particular enjoy the reading but all those books sales can’t be wrong, can they?
I decided to reread them when I saw the announcement of who will be playing one of the main characters – Christian Grey – in the movie version. It’s Jamie Dornan, who I pretty much fell in love with as the Huntsman/Sheriff Graham in Season 1 of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. So I thought ‘let’s reread it. Maybe I’ll like it better when mashing Jamie Dornan with Christian Grey’. Google it. Because seriously – who could not love a cutie patutie like him?
Yeah. It didn’t help.
I could probably rant for pages and pages on end about every issue I have with this trilogy. I started to bookmark every page that had something that I took issue with and very quickly nearly every page was marked. Let me try and summarize it as best as possible.