I was talking to a couple of guys at the beach Sunday and the wife of one of them was reading a book. I glanced at the book cover and, yes, it was Fifty Shades of Grey.
So I asked her what she thought of it. Said I'd seen the thing about it on 20-20, but obviously didn't tell her this was a subject I knew a lot about. She said all her girl friends were talking about it so she had to check it out. She said said she knew nothing about the lifestyle and said it was "out there'' and "graphic'' but didn't seem negative about it.
Said she couldn't "give in'' like that. I wanted to tell her submission isn't giving in but didn't want to appear to know too much about the subject. I haven't read the book but it does seem to have introduced vanilla people to the lifestyle. It is interesting how some books catch on. Laura Reese wrote two very good novels -- Panic Snap and Topping From Below and neither caught on the way this one did. The fact it is beach reading -- she said it was pretty simple and easy to read -- shows how popular it has become.
Have any of you noticed your vanilla friends reading it?
At the office on a Saturday... it isn't the norm
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