I’m A Quitter!

01. March 2016 Romance 0
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Vintage Books, Div. of Random House

I’m a quitter!  There, I said it.  I’m actually kind of proud of myself for this one though.  Truly.  I can’t set a book down and not come back to it.  I have to finish books.  Even if they’re bad.  I just can never bring myself to say that it’s just not for me and set it down with no plans to ever come back to it.  I have to finish.

I am setting a book down today.  I have no plans to ever come back to it.  I just can’t read another page.  It’s not the subject matter, it’s not that it really isn’t a book that I would normally gravitate towards.  It’s the writing!  I can’t handle the writing style.  If it’s even a style.  It’s boring.  It gives me no emotion.  It is a story with no character.  No “hey!  Keep reading me! I’m awesome!”  Nothing.  Nada.  Zilch.

Now what book is it that made me break my finish all books rule?  None other than the hugely popular, best selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey.  Start laughing now.  Really.  Go for it.  I am laughing.  What made me think that this book was going to be anything other than garbage?  And, again, the subject matter I am okay with.  I can handle it.  I have read worse.  What is wrong with our country that this writing, which comes across monotone, emotionless, and well, BORING, is a best selling book?

This is why I often ignore best sellers of the adult variety.  I find adults have no idea what good writing is.  And it puzzles me that children’s books and young adult novels have better writing than so many of the adult books out there.  Apparently we really do dumb down as we age.  Disappointing.

Anyway… I’m a quitter.  I will not be back to read this book or the other three in the series.  Disappointing actually since I actually purchased one without reading the rest first.  Now I am stuck with a Kindle version of Grey.  Oh well.  It is what it is.  I’m a quitter after all.


Keep reading, friends!  And remember that quitting can sometimes be a good thing!

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