Miriam Gomberg

sheep in shades of gray


perusing “50 Shades” while getting hair done

Do you ever wonder if you are different or simply graze life like a flock of sheep?  I like to think of myself as a free-spirited individual who sticks out in a crowd. When all my friends were reading 50 Shades of Gray, I simply laughed as it sounded lame and I wasn’t concerned with following the latest fad.

There have been book series I have read that were popular:

  1. Twilight (read them all twice)
  2. Hunger Games (only read once so far, but I loved them all)
  3. Harry Potter (my kids got me into these. How many, like me, cried when Dumbledore died?)
  4. Interview with a Vampire (Hmm. I’m beginning to see a trend here)

I’m sure there are other titles I can’t think of at the moment. My sister Laura asked if I wanted to borrow her copy of the first  book. Upon completing the first chapter, she realized it was crap and put it down for good. I love dares and challenge and figured I couldn’t judge the book if I hadn’t even read it.

“girl porn” (what did I get myself into now?)

Did I really just agree to read this? Sometimes I wish I could just say no when challenged, but I have done far worse in the past than indulge in a naughty book. Grudgingly, I started reading about Anastasia and Christian’s budding romance.

I am no prude, and I didn’t find the contents the least bit shocking. The dialogue was predictable and the stuff meant to be titillating left me flat. Overall, I found the book poorly written, yet I couldn’t stop poring over the pages. What the heck?

It took me all of three days to finish the first installment. The sad part is, although I agreed the book is crap, I had to find out what would happen next. OY! I promptly called my sister and yelled at her for getting me into this series. After all, wasn’t it her fault I started in the first place?

two books and two weeks later….

OK, I admit it that Laura is not to blame for my interest in blatant girl-porn. It would have been just as easy for me to drop the series after the first volume. Before I know it, I’m standing in line at Costco (like other sheep before me) with the other two books so that I could complete the trilogy.

Does it make me pathetic and sad because I became absorbed with 50 Shades of Gray? Truthfully, I think I found a new genre to enjoy: girl-porn. Now I can relate to the countless others before me because I too share in the obsession.

Have you ever read something you expected to hate, only to be drawn in? I liken it to a train wreck that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Is there a book or series that you are embarrassed to admit you enjoyed? Please share your thoughts and stories.

This entry was published on October 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm. It’s filed under Personal Brand, Random and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

10 thoughts on “sheep in shades of gray

  1. Miriam, All I can say is Im Shocked.. Girl Porn.. holy cow.. rofl.. Love ya anyway! heehee

  2. LOL! You should have jumped on the ‘A song of ice and fire’ bandwagon instead.

  3. I didn’t even know it was a series… 😆 Reality TV always gets me. I hate it but go back for more… It has to do with that voyeuristic nature we all have. 😉

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