I came home to discover another book package from my friend, The Diva. She's on a mission to get me to read different genres this year. And with that mission in mind, she sent me Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. She's right, I would never buy this book. But now that I have it, I must read it because somehow there's an unspoken acceptance of her challenge.
Now, I've heard of the book before. The fact that everyone is raving about it didn't stir me. Even though it's on the New York Times best seller list, it still didn't move me read it. Of course, once I received the book I had to call The Diva, tell her how naughty she had been by sending me another surprise book. The next thing I did was call one of my girlfriends who works with me and tell her about the book.
In an unprecedented turn of events I've been given a mission, which I have accepted. My mission is to read the book to the girls at the office during our lunch hour. I will do my best when reading it aloud so that the girls may absorb all that the book has to offer.
Well, it's been told that in order to be a writer and write well, a writer should read - a lot. I don't know the first thing about writing romance and I know even less about writing erotic romance. So Fifty Shades of Grey has now become research. I might learn a thing or two...about writing, of course.
One last thing before I go,
Diva, the ladies thank you.