Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Earl Is The Only Grey In My Life

Ed and I recently had a discussion about the Fifty Shades of Grey book. He had no idea what it was and was a bit perplexed as to why someone would leave a comment on this post, implying he must be reading it.

After I told him what the book was about based on what I found out here, he said, "Why would someone think I was reading that book??"

"It's a joke, baby." I said. "Everyone is reading that book now. And if they're not reading it, they're talking about it. Or at least it seems like it from what I've been hearing. A good handful of my Facebook friends have even mentioned it. It's been dubbed 'mommy porn'."

"Never heard of it." he said flatly.

"Of course you haven't. What do you know about bodice rippers?"

"What rippers??" he said.

"Bodice rippers," I said. "Oh, nevermind. They were just joking because you looked so happy with what you were reading. They were kidding, saying it must be the Shades of Grey book that was putting the smile on your face."

"Well, I'm not into that bondage domination whatever stuff. I don't do that." he said. He was determined to make me know - as if I don't already, after sleeping with him for eight years - that he's not that kind of guy. And he wants to make sure every ELSE knows it too.

I did download the sample on my Kindle today to see what all the fuss is about, but haven't even looked at it yet. I'm not really into those kinds of books, I read my fair share of bodice-ripping Harlequin novels in my teens and early twenties (and never wound up using the free downloads in that link there). Then I grew out of the phase.

Although, I really loved historical romance novels. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was by far my favorite author; Shanna, Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter, The Flame and the Flower….all great. I think I might have to reread one of those now that I'm talking about it.

But the BDSM stuff just doesn't interest me. I don't think I'd be into a guy like Christian Grey - the male character in the novel - he's really not my cup of tea.

I'm more the Earl Grey type.

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Anonymous said...

Tell Ed I was just joking.

Based on his response to my original comment, you sure have a keeper in him.

All the best,


The Daily Rant said...

ANONYMOUS: How nice of you to come back and explain! I passed your comment on to Ed - I think he's relieved. :)

And yes, he's totally a keeper....even if I have to shackle him to the driver's seat!