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50 Shades of Grey [message #2646547] Thu, 10 May 2012 16:25 Go to next message
  bayview  
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Anyone read 50 Shades of Grey, 50 Shades darker and 50 shades freed???


If you are willing to admit to reading them - what were your thoughts on Mr Grey and his twitchy palms???

And of fact that it is banned in Californian State Libraries, and some in Florida????





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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2646583 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Thu, 10 May 2012 17:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Downloaded a sample to my kindle, will start it later. Its been receiving so much free publicity Laughing
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2647196 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 13:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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did you watch the SNL Amazon parody????


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2647200 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 14:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nah, haven't seen it Smile

Read the sample last night, it ended after she sold him stuff in the hardware store. Knowing what i do about the book the things he bought made me giggle.

The prose is annoying- kinda whiny, something i can't put my finger on. If I'd picked it at random as a sample i wouldn't bother reading it, but its kinda got me intrigued Smile
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2647292 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 16:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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See this is what I thought too - I only kept reading because others said to Laughing Laughing Laughing


What I bet you can put your finger on is that it started off as a Twilight Fanfic Cool So this is Edward and his kinky side Laughing Laughing Razz


"I'm not Heartless, I just view the world different to you..."

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2647365 is a reply to message #2647292 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bayview wrote on Fri, 11 May 2012 16:23

See this is what I thought too - I only kept reading because others said to Laughing Laughing Laughing


What I bet you can put your finger on is that it started off as a Twilight Fanfic Cool So this is Edward and his kinky side Laughing Laughing Razz

Laughing

Actually it did seem kinda twilighty, but because i love stephanie myers 'the host' i didn't go there Embarassed
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2647463 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 19:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I so wanna read it! Heard a lot about it! Laughing

I've read the 2 chapters that were previewed online, so far it was enticing Laughing Laughing

Just need it to become available on Book Depository

*Taps foot impatiently!!*


I'm trying to forget it was off a Twilight Fanfic Laughing Dead Dead


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2647468 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Fri, 11 May 2012 19:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I just finished it. Slightly disturbed I downloaded it off my fathers kindle app but okay Confused Lol Dirty old bastard!

Anyway I kind of enjoyed it, some eye rolling and skip reading involved, the sex scene on every second page got kind of boring after a while. Surprised i enjoyed it as much as i did, found I'd become quite invested in the characters at the end.
Imagine my shock when it ended how it did and I didn't realize it was a trilogy!
Looking forward to book two
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2650203 is a reply to message #2647468 ] Tue, 15 May 2012 11:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm only 10 pages in.. it hasn't completely grabbed me yet but so far it's not bad...

Reminds me of the Diary of a call girl books

Have only heard great things about it though!


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2652766 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Fri, 18 May 2012 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Coco - The writing never 'grabbed' me either, and this seems to be a common view on the writing, but everyone seems to like the characters and the story line itself...

The group of ladies that recommended it to me, had to convince me to keep reading actually, but by midway thru the second book, I had to keep reading, just to find out how they progressed...


For those who haven't finished, there is a 'Fifty Shades' point of view at the end of book 3..



ETA - someone stole Christians car yesterday too:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/knife-wielding-pa ir-take-rare-audi-r8-spyder-convertible/story-fn7x8me2-12263 59333450

[Updated on: Fri, 18 May 2012 09:50]


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2655191 is a reply to message #2652766 ] Mon, 21 May 2012 07:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh God, I am such a dirty old woman. Started reading the first one in bed last night, hopped on the train to work this morning and MISSED MY STOP i was so enthralled in the goings on.... OK, its early days yet, and perhaps all the sex does get boring later on Embarassed , but its pretty cool for now, lol.


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2656338 is a reply to message #2655191 ] Tue, 22 May 2012 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Millwood wrote on Mon, 21 May 2012 07:33

Oh God, I am such a dirty old woman. Started reading the first one in bed last night, hopped on the train to work this morning and MISSED MY STOP i was so enthralled in the goings on.... OK, its early days yet, and perhaps all the sex does get boring later on Embarassed , but its pretty cool for now, lol.




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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2656878 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Tue, 22 May 2012 18:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I just spent $100 on buying books today and so I made sure got the series!

50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades darker
50 shades freed

@$&^$87^!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Just a tad happy. Should be arriving in about a week

[Updated on: Tue, 22 May 2012 18:58]


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2657552 is a reply to message #2656878 ] Wed, 23 May 2012 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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shazza_109 wrote on Tue, 22 May 2012 18:55

I just spent $100 on buying books today and so I made sure got the series!

50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades darker
50 shades freed

@$&^$87^!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Just a tad happy. Should be arriving in about a week



Good idea - I bought them all in one hit too... Kmart had them for $10 each - no way was I NOT getting them all at that price...

nothing worse then starting a series, and not being able to get your hands on the next book.....


"I'm not Heartless, I just view the world different to you..."

"The foxes we shoot, save the wildlife you love"
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2658395 is a reply to message #2657552 ] Thu, 24 May 2012 12:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bayview wrote on Wed, 23 May 2012 14:06

shazza_109 wrote on Tue, 22 May 2012 18:55

I just spent $100 on buying books today and so I made sure got the series!

50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades darker
50 shades freed

@$&^$87^!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Just a tad happy. Should be arriving in about a week



Good idea - I bought them all in one hit too... Kmart had them for $10 each - no way was I NOT getting them all at that price...

nothing worse then starting a series, and not being able to get your hands on the next book.....



I got them for around $9 on Book depository online, and others new series books I'm reading. I hate the feeling of having to stop reading because you don't have the next book. Mini heart attack of "Worse cliff hanger ever"


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2658867 is a reply to message #2658395 ] Thu, 24 May 2012 19:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Had to laugh, theres a topic in On Topic re: broken back - and someone has suggested they read this series to pass the time, lol. Good advice Laughing ....


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2660589 is a reply to message #2658867 ] Sat, 26 May 2012 15:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay now I'm hooked Shocked


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2664308 is a reply to message #2647468 ] Wed, 30 May 2012 15:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FruitOfEquivarna wrote on Fri, 11 May 2012 19:48

the sex scene on every second page got kind of boring after a while.


This does improve quite dramatically in books 2 and 3.

The whole context of the story changes in book 2 and trust me, you will develop a soft spot for Christian as a character as he evolves - I don't want to say too much for those who haven't read 2 and 3.

I bought 50 Shades of Grey last Friday, read and finished that day. I bought 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed on Saturday - one done Saturday and 1 done Sunday. Do I really want to admit this??? Laughing

I'm an avid reader, so that is my defense and I'm sticking with it!!

I did enjoy the series, though in my honest opinion (and feel free to totally disagree with me) the ending of 50 Shades Freed is a little rushed.

I will tell you, I'm NOT a reader of this sort of book normally - I read Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, etc. I read these because I had to see what the hysteria was about - and I must say, I was quite impressed Smile


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2664322 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Wed, 30 May 2012 15:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sassyk - I agree - you do eventually feel sorry for Christian, once you start to learn the 'whys' of his actions....


I also felt it was rushed, but I did like that there was the little 'extras' at the end...




"I'm not Heartless, I just view the world different to you..."

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2665033 is a reply to message #2664322 ] Thu, 31 May 2012 11:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bayview wrote on Wed, 30 May 2012 15:43

I also felt it was rushed, but I did like that there was the little 'extras' at the end...



It reminded me very much of the Midnight Sun teaser in the Twilight novel..


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2665044 is a reply to message #2665033 ] Thu, 31 May 2012 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sassyk wrote on Thu, 31 May 2012 11:52

bayview wrote on Wed, 30 May 2012 15:43

I also felt it was rushed, but I did like that there was the little 'extras' at the end...



It reminded me very much of the Midnight Sun teaser in the Twilight novel..



Yep - it's a straight copy of SM's idea... although considering it started out as a fanfic OF twilight, it's not surprising....


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I bought it and still can't get through more than a chapter at a time (without switching to read something else)... Not a fan of erotica, that's all Smile

As a funny aside, since trying to read it I've read:
Scriber
Growing up Amish
John carter from mars (princess of mars)
Biography of a woman in the upper ranks of scientology (cant remember the name, scary ****!!!)
Deadlocked (latest true blood book!)

Laughing Embarassed
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2665774 is a reply to message #2665223 ] Fri, 01 June 2012 09:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can't bloody put it down Sad I'll have to head off to buy 2 & 3. I'm hoping something happens where I won't like it anymore because I'm so freakin obsessed!!!!!! Shocked


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OK, I've read the first one, handed it on to my 'waiting list' of girlfriends that are eager to read it too Laughing . Have the 3rd one ready to go but cant find the second one in stock anywhere!!!! Dammit! So am on a massive waiting list at the local library.

Currently reading "the woman who changed her brain".... From apples to oranges, lol......


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Try K Mart...That's the only place I found mine.


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Target have them on sale for $12 ea or $30 for the box set


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2673107 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Sun, 10 June 2012 11:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I read the 3 books in 4 days! I could NOT put them down, other than to eat, shower and sleep Laughing Laughing LOVE it!

I didn't mind the ending, so cute! Though wish there was more of it!





Laters, Baby Cool


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I just can't get past the Ana character's use of 'subconscious' for her inner prude voice... FFS she's supposed to be right into literature yet is portrayed as a moron... I suffered through the first book, but won't read the other two, too much sex not enough storyline for me Sad

Oh, and clingy men freak me out, can't stand christian OR Edward Very Happy
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2674536 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Tue, 12 June 2012 12:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Books 2 & 3 are much better then book one... the ADOW girls had to convince me to keep reading book 1...

The sex 'details' and frequency isn't as high in the others...


"I'm not Heartless, I just view the world different to you..."

"The foxes we shoot, save the wildlife you love"
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2684216 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Sat, 23 June 2012 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My entire social life outside of work is reading. Pathetic I know. I read the books in a couple of days (thank goodness for kindle, they were sold out everywhere here) and really enjoyed them.

By book two, I was over the sex scenes so found myself skipping a few pages here and there. Ana drove me crazy though! She was so irritating,

Still a good light read though Very Happy
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I'm not a book reader at all. But when I got injured I needed something to pass the time, so I thought I'd give them a go Razz

It would probably be about 10 years since I've last read a book Embarassed
I got hooked on this series Very Happy Just loved all 3 books, especially the 2nd one.

I've since read them all 3 times each Embarassed

Now I really miss reading and need something else - any suggestions (but it has to be as good as the 50 shades series Very Happy )
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2686896 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Tue, 26 June 2012 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Funky - thats a pretty low bar you have set...


I HAVE to recommend A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.... Then you'll be set for July 10th when the world gets their hands on the Sequel - Shadow of Night....


And to keep you occupied, you can pester the author at the FB Discusion group - All Souls Trilogy Discussion Group Wink



Other then that - The Apothecary's Daughter - Charlotte Betts

he Witches of Eileanan - Kate Forsyth (Witches - good vs evil, Witches and strange creatures, Kings, Queens and fights of who should rule)
Dragon Claw
The pool of Two Moons
The Cursed Towers
The Forbidden Land
The Skull of the World
The Fathomless Caves
Rhiannon's Ride - Kate Forsyth (Follow on from the above series)
The Tower of Ravens
The Shining City
The Heart of Stars


The Immortals - Alyson Noel (teenagers who stay the same due to the 'Elixer of Life")
Evermore
Blue Moon
Shadowland
Dark Flame
Night Star
Everlasting

Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz (What if vampires were fallen Angels, that live as socities elite)
Blue Bloods
Masquerade
Revelations
THe Van Alen Legacy
Keys to the Repository
Misguided ANgel
Bloody Valentine
Lost In Time

The Aronsdale Series - Catherine Asaro (Mages - like witches, set in a time of wars, kings and fights for lands - it is a Harlequin Mills & Boon series, so does contain some 'Adult themes')
The Charmed Sphere
Moonglow (part of Charmed Desitinies - a book of several short stories)
The Misted Cliffs
The Dawn Star
The Fire Opal
The Topaz Desert (part of Lace & Blade - a book of several short stories)
Night Bird

The Inheritance Cyle - Chrisopher Paolini (dragons, elves, drawves & magic)
Eragon
Eldest
Brisingr
Inheritance

The Clann Series - Melissa Darnell (incomplete)
Crave

Nightshade series - Andrea Cremer
Nightshade
Wolfsbane
Bloodrose

Also in this series isRift - a prequel to Nightshade - out August 7, 2012Shadow Days - a Nightshade novella, which is available as a PDF file on the official website.


"I'm not Heartless, I just view the world different to you..."

"The foxes we shoot, save the wildlife you love"
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megs wrote on Fri, 11 May 2012 17:45

bayview wrote on Fri, 11 May 2012 16:23

See this is what I thought too - I only kept reading because others said to Laughing Laughing Laughing


What I bet you can put your finger on is that it started off as a Twilight Fanfic Cool So this is Edward and his kinky side Laughing Laughing Razz

Laughing

Actually it did seem kinda twilighty, but because i love stephanie myers 'the host' i didn't go there Embarassed



This is exactly what I said to my friend last night!!! Def very bella and edward
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2692408 is a reply to message #2686896 ] Wed, 04 July 2012 13:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bayview wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 16:47

Funky - thats a pretty low bar you have set...


I HAVE to recommend A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.... Then you'll be set for July 10th when the world gets their hands on the Sequel - Shadow of Night....


And to keep you occupied, you can pester the author at the FB Discusion group - All Souls Trilogy Discussion Group Wink



Other then that - The Apothecary's Daughter - Charlotte Betts

he Witches of Eileanan - Kate Forsyth (Witches - good vs evil, Witches and strange creatures, Kings, Queens and fights of who should rule)
Dragon Claw
The pool of Two Moons
The Cursed Towers
The Forbidden Land
The Skull of the World
The Fathomless Caves
Rhiannon's Ride - Kate Forsyth (Follow on from the above series)
The Tower of Ravens
The Shining City
The Heart of Stars


The Immortals - Alyson Noel (teenagers who stay the same due to the 'Elixer of Life")
Evermore
Blue Moon
Shadowland
Dark Flame
Night Star
Everlasting

Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz (What if vampires were fallen Angels, that live as socities elite)
Blue Bloods
Masquerade
Revelations
THe Van Alen Legacy
Keys to the Repository
Misguided ANgel
Bloody Valentine
Lost In Time

The Aronsdale Series - Catherine Asaro (Mages - like witches, set in a time of wars, kings and fights for lands - it is a Harlequin Mills & Boon series, so does contain some 'Adult themes')
The Charmed Sphere
Moonglow (part of Charmed Desitinies - a book of several short stories)
The Misted Cliffs
The Dawn Star
The Fire Opal
The Topaz Desert (part of Lace & Blade - a book of several short stories)
Night Bird

The Inheritance Cyle - Chrisopher Paolini (dragons, elves, drawves & magic)
Eragon
Eldest
Brisingr
Inheritance

The Clann Series - Melissa Darnell (incomplete)
Crave

Nightshade series - Andrea Cremer
Nightshade
Wolfsbane
Bloodrose

Also in this series isRift - a prequel to Nightshade - out August 7, 2012Shadow Days - a Nightshade novella, which is available as a PDF file on the official website.



Thanks heaps BV.
Wow you've read a lot of books Shocked
I'm not sure if I could get into all the withcy stuff Laughing so I browsed some other posts on here and have decided to go with Jily Coopers - Riders.
At first I thought, this isn't going to get me into reading, but the more I read, the better I liked it.
Certainly not as good (in my opinion) as the hunky Mr Gray Very Happy but I am really enjoying it.
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Awesome book!!!!

Rupert sh!ts all over Christian Smile

[Updated on: Wed, 04 July 2012 16:29]

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funky25 wrote on Wed, 04 July 2012 13:02

bayview wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 16:47

Funky - thats a pretty low bar you have set...


I HAVE to recommend A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.... Then you'll be set for July 10th when the world gets their hands on the Sequel - Shadow of Night....


And to keep you occupied, you can pester the author at the FB Discusion group - All Souls Trilogy Discussion Group Wink



Other then that - The Apothecary's Daughter - Charlotte Betts

he Witches of Eileanan - Kate Forsyth (Witches - good vs evil, Witches and strange creatures, Kings, Queens and fights of who should rule)
Dragon Claw
The pool of Two Moons
The Cursed Towers
The Forbidden Land
The Skull of the World
The Fathomless Caves
Rhiannon's Ride - Kate Forsyth (Follow on from the above series)
The Tower of Ravens
The Shining City
The Heart of Stars


The Immortals - Alyson Noel (teenagers who stay the same due to the 'Elixer of Life")
Evermore
Blue Moon
Shadowland
Dark Flame
Night Star
Everlasting

Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz (What if vampires were fallen Angels, that live as socities elite)
Blue Bloods
Masquerade
Revelations
THe Van Alen Legacy
Keys to the Repository
Misguided ANgel
Bloody Valentine
Lost In Time

The Aronsdale Series - Catherine Asaro (Mages - like witches, set in a time of wars, kings and fights for lands - it is a Harlequin Mills & Boon series, so does contain some 'Adult themes')
The Charmed Sphere
Moonglow (part of Charmed Desitinies - a book of several short stories)
The Misted Cliffs
The Dawn Star
The Fire Opal
The Topaz Desert (part of Lace & Blade - a book of several short stories)
Night Bird

The Inheritance Cyle - Chrisopher Paolini (dragons, elves, drawves & magic)
Eragon
Eldest
Brisingr
Inheritance

The Clann Series - Melissa Darnell (incomplete)
Crave

Nightshade series - Andrea Cremer
Nightshade
Wolfsbane
Bloodrose

Also in this series isRift - a prequel to Nightshade - out August 7, 2012Shadow Days - a Nightshade novella, which is available as a PDF file on the official website.



Thanks heaps BV.
Wow you've read a lot of books Shocked
I'm not sure if I could get into all the withcy stuff Laughing so I browsed some other posts on here and have decided to go with Jily Coopers - Riders.
At first I thought, this isn't going to get me into reading, but the more I read, the better I liked it.
Certainly not as good (in my opinion) as the hunky Mr Gray Very Happy but I am really enjoying it.



Most of them I have on my bookshelf - so if you want, just yell out, I'll lend you them... They nearly all have a 'magick' element, but it doesn't over power the story at all...


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2693738 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Thu, 05 July 2012 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've read the series.

I found it painful to read.

Just so badly written.

So much Murmuring, Muttering and Mumbling. No one ever spoke. The crazy sex was boring after a while and biting lips, eye rolling and "oh my" got boring. Buzz words and descriptions began to infuriate me.

Heaps of product placement.... the subconcious and inner godess... jesus.. it was really really painful. It reads like no one has proof read it and taken out all the excess non required words.

It became obvious that there was only a very weak plot which was driven by "How kinky" the sex scenes could become and when it finally did get interesting in the last book, they did not draw out the suspense and keep the reader on edge.

While I understand it's erotic fiction, it sends a really troubling message to the vulnerable or inexperienced.... that voilent control freak men are "hot"... if they have money that is.

The characters seem to fight at least 3 times a day. He uses sex as a tool to avoid mature discussion of issues that cloud the relationship. It seems a very unhealthy building block to start a good relationship on.

It leaves me scratching my head that such dribble can sell so many books and also makes me wonder about audience as well.

The things I did like about it? The email exchanges. They were funny and witty and reminded me of Bridget Jone's Diary.






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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2694264 is a reply to message #2693738 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 12:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ransom wrote on Thu, 05 July 2012 20:35

I've read the series.

I found it painful to read.

Just so badly written.

So much Murmuring, Muttering and Mumbling. No one ever spoke. The crazy sex was boring after a while and biting lips, eye rolling and "oh my" got boring. Buzz words and descriptions began to infuriate me.

Heaps of product placement.... the subconcious and inner godess... jesus.. it was really really painful. It reads like no one has proof read it and taken out all the excess non required words.

It became obvious that there was only a very weak plot which was driven by "How kinky" the sex scenes could become and when it finally did get interesting in the last book, they did not draw out the suspense and keep the reader on edge.

While I understand it's erotic fiction, it sends a really troubling message to the vulnerable or inexperienced.... that voilent control freak men are "hot"... if they have money that is.

The characters seem to fight at least 3 times a day. He uses sex as a tool to avoid mature discussion of issues that cloud the relationship. It seems a very unhealthy building block to start a good relationship on.

It leaves me scratching my head that such dribble can sell so many books and also makes me wonder about audience as well.

The things I did like about it? The email exchanges. They were funny and witty and reminded me of Bridget Jone's Diary.



Ditto ditto ditto!!!!

Absolutely agree with everything Smile And yeah, the kinky was very tame Confused
Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2695807 is a reply to message #2693738 ] Sun, 08 July 2012 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ransom wrote on Thu, 05 July 2012 20:35


It leaves me scratching my head that such dribble can sell so many books and also makes me wonder about audience as well.

The things I did like about it? The email exchanges. They were funny and witty and reminded me of Bridget Jone's Diary.



What's the draw card to such a story? It's a classic romance with a twist - normal girl meets boy with money and happily ever after.

God, it is by no means a work of literary genius, but it is an easy read.

To be honest, I found it a lot like Twilight - no real literary genius but a good, honest, easy read that allows you to escape reality for a bit without having to concentrate.

I liken it to watching certain movies - I'm a disney movie fan, not for any particular reason other than you don't have to really concentrate to understand them.

I believe it is the whole lack of a good wholesome plot that makes the story are what they are.

Some of it was over written (or under written, depends on your point of view) and certain information was provided more than once and yes, that got annoying.

Product placement is really neither here nor there. I mean jesus christ, I've read plenty of books where the characters have iPods and Blackberry phones and some have iPads too. The branding of the cars went with his over bearing need to be protective, same as the branding of his helicopter. I mean if he was that over protective and driving around in a camaro you'd have a bit of a problem with him as a character I would think.

Everyone has an issue with the sub-conscious and the inner goddess whereas I just think they added to the amusement side of it for me.

Besides, it doesn't really matter. Good on the author for giving it a go and getting her writing out there - I'm sure she's made some great money for herself, especially considering they are talking movies now too.


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Re: 50 Shades of Grey [message #2696228 is a reply to message #2646547 ] Mon, 09 July 2012 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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I have zero interest in reading this series. I don't get the appeal... My best guess it that it's for the people who wanted to read a dirtier version of Twilight... And that just does not appeal to me in the slightest Laughing


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