Monday, May 7, 2012

Who I want to meet....

As you all know, "celebrities" kind of leave a mark on me. No, it isn't like I read all the trash mags and want to live through them. I am always more concerned with what makes people who they are. I want to know people's stories. I've been keeping up with the headlines and reading about E L James. She sounds like the coolest lady. I don't want to meet her with a goofy grin on my face unable to form words nor do I want to interview her like a journalist. I want to sit and have coffee with her and hear her story.

I have requested her book for Mother's Day. You know I can't really spend money on myself for frivolities. Never really been able to do that and now I really can't with a clear conscience because I'd rather spend that "extra" money (on gas!) on my son or to spend time with friends and family. I am not intrigued by the subject matter as much as I want to know her writing voice. 50 Shades of Grey IS the hottest thing out right now in the world of literary works. I am so excited for her even if she isn't just over the moon about all of this wild success. Some of the best things in life are just happy accidents.

For someone that has written a book, I don't read like I should. Everyone keeps telling me to read, read, read. Well, guess what? (I never know whether to punctuate that with a question mark or what. It really isn't a question and it is rhetorical anyway.) Now that I've been told to do it, it is soooo hard for me to want to. I have been this way my entire life. Tell me to do something and I ain't gonna be able to do it. Never tell me I must and it will be done seventy five times over. I really do only want to read this trilogy to see what her writing voice sounds like!

I have learned that you can read into someone just by listening or by reading, whichever may be the case. With this Facebook fan page of mine, I have been afforded the opportunity to get to know so many people that I never would have known otherwise. I find myself trying to figure out their story through the voice I hear in their posts. I probably should have done some sort of psychology work but then it would be what I HAVE to do and not from the heart. At least that's the story I am going to stick to.

Among those people, I have conversed with some great authors. I say they are great because they did it. They stepped out of their comfort zone and published a book which can be one of the most private even more private than the color of your underwear. At any rate. I'm going to move forward with my writing and all the new friends I have made. I just thought I would let y'all know that this woman should definitely be friends with me. Stay tuned.....


  1. Hey girl. I'm reading that book right now. I don't know yet if I will read the 2nd one. It's very easy to read with very compelling characters. However, the erotic parts (which is on almost every page) are very graphic and Mr. Gray is somewhat disturbing, with him jumping from being friendly and joking with her to being super angry and wanting to dominate her in the next second to angry because she "disobeys" him, so most of the time I'm telling the young, inexperienced lead female character to get out while she can because the first man she has ever been with is too controlling with deviant sexual preferences and she will only get hurt in the end. And she is such an innocent, believing that she can change him and yet is fearful of his sexual appetites of bondage and pain. It's a weird, compelling read and hard to put down once you start it. The author really can make the characters real and you can feel the main female character's feelings like you know her personally, but I feel like I need to wash my hands or take a cleansing shower after I get done with the chapters.. ;)

    1. Thank you for sharing. Regardless of the subject matter, this sounds like good writing. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

  2. I read it, I liked it, but I saw a lot of people (that read a lot) saying it was crap...? I liked it, but it was the first sexy book I have ever picked up. I agree, though, it is hard to put down. C'mon splurge $10 on yourself!

  3. Interesting. I should try to read that book sometime. I haven't picked up a book in a while. I will admit, I am a Star and OK reader. I like to know what makes them tick. Or things they like outside of celebrities. Katherine Heigl knits. That's cool in my book. So, so ticked off with facebook right now. They banned me from posting on walls for 15 days. Now, I'm not sure if I should be doing it anymore. But I would at least like to post my link on Ellen, The Talk, Today show and one or two others. Doesn't seem like they would get after me for that if i don't do it too much. Maybe I should just concentrate on maintaining my new Authentic Life Blog page on Facebook. I don't know too much about facebook pages and if it generates readers, but maybe it does. So maybe will just do that and try to sneak in a few on my favorite famous pages. My mom always used to say, read, read, read. There was another type of sexy book I read once. Little Black Books or Little Black Lace books. i can't remember. But it was a set of five or six sexy short stories. I could almost call it hardcore.