Friday, June 22, 2012

TIES THAT SHOULDN'T BIND

Having an erotic moment…
With your grown daughter…
Is NOT appropriate…
But unfortunately it happened…
When my daughter and I discussed…
Fifty Shades of Grey
She and I are both reading it now.
“So? What did you think when they first got together?”
And that room?”
“Um, well…hmm, uh yeah…let’s not go there.”
Unfortunately, both our minds went there…
Conjuring that scene in our heads.
Talk about an awkward moment…
Some topics are better off not being shared...
Between mother and daughter.
(at least for me)
But this thought I will share—with you…
I’m losing enthusiasm for Fifty Shades of Gey
I expected more…
Like depth in character in Anastasia…
The main female character….
Her range of emotions can be summed up like this:
OMG! Eeee!
OMG! Squeeee!
OMG! Weeeeee!
OMG! OW! Eeeeeeee!!!!
Will I finish the book? Yeah…
But it’s taken its rightful place…
Where I keep my stash of quick reads…
In the loo.
So?
Do you stick with books…
Even though they disappoint?
And do you have loo reads?

Always, Em-Musing


16 comments:

Barbara S. Andrews said...

I usually do finish them, Leigh, but I vent my disappointment in my reviews. It's a very good thing I don't care about the crazy Amazon ranking system, because my one-star reviews always get a flurry of negative votes from the author's fan club.

And lately I've been taking advantage--when I can--of the return policy too, when the books are really terrible. More because I don't like being duped than anything else.

As far as discussing erotica with my mother. . . not on your life! She's much happier maintaining her little illusions.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm really stubborn with books. Even if I skim to the end I will finish one. It really takes A LOT for me not to see the end. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I used to finish them, but after struggling with Dan Simmons' The Terror a few years ago, I decided life is too short.

Misha Gericke said...

I used to stick through books, but since I started editing, my bs tolerance took a decided turn downwards.

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Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

You gotta hand it to the author of Fifty though...she's made a ton of money. That in itself is inspirational.

Jayne Kingston said...

HA! Your summary of the main character's depth of emotion made me laugh so hard I snorted! My kid is now laughing at me because I'm laughing so hard. :D

I do not finish books that don't hold my interest. I have so little time to read that it feels like a waste to spend it on something I'm not enjoying when there might be something I LOVE waiting for me in my TBR pile. Terrific post!

Gossip_Grl said...

Great Post! I am still waiting on 50 Shades the book store can't seem to keep it in. This is a book or subject that I would never discuss with my mom who is in her 70's. Now I could discuss the book with my daughter :)

donnamariecarey said...

hahaha..

Your opening line really got my attention.... an erotic moment with your grown daughter! What a great hook for my attention.

From what you say about the book Fifty Shades of Grey, I think I will pass... but maybe you could lend it to me long enough to read the now famous part!

I agree with the commenter who said life is short.... I will read a book as long as the writer keeps my attention. It is a two way street in this reading / writing thing.

And then again, at times, I may not be ready for the book and put it down only to pick it up a couple of years later and read it from where I left off. Or re-read it. I usually have four or five books going at one time.

I have no kids and am an orphan so I guess I will just have to talk to my cat about such things! And I can talk to him about anything. I know he understands! hahaha

Carol Kilgore said...

If a book doesn't hold my interest or is very badly written, I won't finish. I will finish a bad book if something about character or plot makes me want to find out what occurs, but then it's quickly forgotten. And if print it goes on to the library resale shop. But I love to be engrossed in a really good book better than ALMOST anything :)

DL Hammons said...

Like many of the others before me, I used to be stubborn and stick it out til the end, but ever since I've been writing I've become less tolerant of terrible writing/plotting and have given up.

Shay Lacy said...

Most of the time if I don't like a book, I won't finish it. Life is too short. But we're supposed to learn something from bad writing, so once in awhile I torture myself. I would never discuss erotica with my mother. My daughter, up to a point.

Crazy Mama said...

No because I can't stick to anything except leather seats and no because one of my sons would surely mark it.

Elana Johnson said...

I give books 100 pages to hook me into reading the whole thing. If they don't, I move on. There are just TOO MANY to get through otherwise!

Talli Roland said...

Haha! I love how the book brought you together... albeit in a rather erotic way. :)

Donna Hole said...

LOL; yeah I've been known to read through several book - in the loo only.

It is a rarity for me to just totally give up on a book, but it has happened.

Luckily I haven't had to discuss erotic with my daughter, but some day it will happen as I write it once in a while, and she does read what I write - but only if its published :)

........dhole