It’s an exciting atmosphere when people talk of new things that excites them in their lives. I have been treading upon that pathway for almost two weeks and listened carefully as people chatted. Some exciting new things have been said over and over as I mingled with different crowds in different places. I wondered what makes this book distinguishable from other books. It seems it has rekindled the desires of many to read again and perhaps for some they might read it on a Kindle? For the last two weeks I have been so much excited because I was treading within the familiar territory and it is a territory I like most and addicted to and almost every Jack and Jill was talking about it. It is a territory of books. I love reading; I can describe myself as a bookworm. I love reading and time is limited. If I have ample time I would dedicate my time in reading and writing I have voluptuous appetite for both activities. If I had enough money on my plate I would dedicate my time into reading and writing but only heavens will know when I shall strike that special opportunity and fulfil the desires of my heart.
The last couple of weeks have been wonderful days and nights of my life when everyone was talking about books and reading. The people I met have conversed animatedly about the subject as if they were talking of the Fast Movies of their lifetime. “Did you hear of this book…? Its neurotic…Actually I recommend you to buy….3 books at the prize of ten….. Just visit Asda or Tesco. I love Mr Grey… no, no, I love the chocolate thing…” Everybody laughs.
Whilst I was listening I was approached several times on different occasions and recommended to buy not the book but the books because it comes in a trilogy. Surprisingly all the people or sources of my information I heard and talked about were all white ladies. “So what is the title of books?” I asked with a very soft inquisitive voice, cursing myself for not being the earliest updated with the latest books. The first one is called Fifty shades of grey, the second one is Fifty shades of darker and the third is Fifty shades of Freed. “Who is the author of the books? I probed like a detective, but with an impassive voice. I was impressed with the author who had successful written one story in three books. “El James,” someone chorused back, “she is a woman”, someone added the information. “ She must be a prolific writer,” I said as I moved on to the next question and I wondered whether I have become freelance journalist for a day. “So what makes this book appealing?” I asked, but as I looked I saw all the ladies who were gathering around me gazing at each other, and flashes of smiles passing between of them, as if they were gauging who should answer me first. One blond lady had quickly decided to respond to my question and I smiled and nodded signalling that I was ready to hear her. “It makes women dominate in the bedroom,” she said with a rhapsody tone. “Who ooh who ooh,” I whistled, and for the first time I was lost of the words. Women around me were laughing.
“So if you hear me of speaking about the “Chocolate thing”, you got to understand me. Right?” said the blond lady as she directed her words to me. “I am practically in love with Mr Grey. I can’t wait going home and read the book,” she continued and spoke with an over emphasized tone, and I wondered whether I would have the opportunity to grab the book from the shops since my time at work restricts me. I thanked the ladies for being informative and they encouraged for the second time that I should buy the books.
It was yesterday on Saturday afternoon and when I popped in Asda, Hazel Grove. I went straight to the bookshelf and found a set of the grey trilogy books neatly packed above all books. I grabbed all three of them and somehow like the all the conversations I have been going through for couple of weeks, the books caught the attention of every customer in Asda shop. One tanned white man who was in front of me queuing to pay his items started the conversation.
“This is the most interesting book and almost everyone is reading it,” he said, as he looked at me with the most infectious smile I ever seen. “Have you read the book yourself? I found myself starring at him as I scratched my nose yearning for the first time to hear it from an opposite sex talking about this book in my last two weeks. “No. I didn’t,” he said, “its a woman’s book,” he added as he looked handsomely in my eyes. I was fluttered. Perhaps he looked like Mr Grey whom I have been told over and over, I speculated it in my own thoughts. “ I can predict that from now to nine months time many new born babies would be born,” he said as he revealed his white teeth with a big smile, his eyes scanning every woman in the shop.“ I can guarantee that three quarters of the babies would be from mixed race, mostly from “chocolate people” I said, and there was explosion of laughter. “All of sudden there was a buzz from all white ladies who were in the shop and everybody telling me that they have read the book or they’re in the middle of finishing the first one or they just finished the last one. It was another heat wave of an exciting atmosphere from these lovely spirited ladies. The man left and started talking animatedly with the ladies. I bade farewell and all the ladies wished me the best in my reading.
I went home and started reading the first book I was easily lured into the story and I found Ana Steel falling for the young, rich, and handsome black guy, Mr Christian Grey, for the first time she met him. I finished the first book and I know the reason these women I met were thoroughly crazy about this book. Its simply explicit and erotic. I am not mad about the book but I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it and now I can understand why it ‘s on high demand. The writer EL James she is thorough and articulate. I had to say it had drawn a lot of attention when I was reading this book on the bus or in the staffroom. I thoroughly enjoyed the random discussions that popped up whilst I was reading it. One lady it told was a Holy Crap and another other old lady told me that she was annoyed with one lady whom she met on the holiday who finished up the story for her when she had only few pages left to read. Some of my colleagues at work asked me what I thought about the book and it was pure explicit and if you love erotic dramas you will find them. At one stage I was asked to read some of the few lines and I did as per their request. As I read loudly for them, they laughed and they were surprised with the kind of language the writer used. I am on the second book.