This weekend I got together with my favorite ladies to discuss our first ever book club selection, “Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian. It was a good read and a surprising one that I very much enjoyed. However, I finished it months ago (we’re a slow little book club). In fact, I read it four books ago. I followed it with “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by Mark Halperin. It too, was a great read. Sidebar – I’m oddly fascinated with Sarah Palin. It started with reading Meghan McCain’s “Dirty Sexy Politics,” which I read because I saw her on Chelsea Lately. “Going Rogue” was a great read – though I cannot support her politics, I still contend that Sarah Palin and her family would have made great neighbors growing up in Vermont. But I digress.
These books CONSUMED me. I read the first one in a day and a half, exceptionally speedy for me. By day 3, I’d read the first two, and I finished the third within the week. I was reading them on my iPhone at my desk at lunch (scandalous!). At stop lights (for some ridiculous reason, I had to leave the couch!). They are literally all that I can discuss with anyone. And I’ve now read them all twice. Well the “good parts” at least. Yes. That’s right, the “good parts.”
It’s no secret that these books are a bit…naughty? Dirty? Graphic? They’ve been all over the news, and the cover of Entertainment Weekly. I decided to read them, just to see what the buzz was. The buzz is entirely appropriate. I now follow far too many Twitter accounts associated with this book and its characters. No, really.
I’m dying to see them made into a movie (could they even show it in the theatre?!). I considered starting a blog JUST about them (which I changed my mind about, Hubs is significantly more private than I am) because without going into too many details, these books “inspired” me if you will. They are crack. They are Harlequin Romance novels on steroids, speed, and with a massive soundtrack blaring in the background. Not that I’ve ever read a Harlequin Romance novel, but for assumption sake.
Please do yourself a favor. I won’t stop bugging you until you read them. I’d let you borrow them, but they are on my Kindle (and my iPhone, and I might make Hubs read them too – NO REALLY). I’m not going to stop talking about them. Addicted. Or, as the fans say on the Twitter #Greysessed.
(book images from Amazon.com)