Are there any women NOT reading the 50 Shades of Grey books...?

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18/10/2012 at 15:04
the dude abides wrote (see)

i just finished silas marner. i actually did read it all in one sitting but I know what you mean

In one sitting? Were you superglued to the toilet with the book superglued to your hands?

Is it good? I skipped and entire chapter in Daniel Deronda, which I've never done before but it just went on and on and on....

 

...and on and on and on... for the love of the Wee Man!

18/10/2012 at 15:09

if i moved i knew i'd have to go for a run so i stayed put

it was actually really vivid, beautiful and refreshingly big-hearted. a rare thing these days.

contemporary novelists are afraid of sentimentality. unless they are being sentimental, of course.

my friend keeps telling me to take two days off work and read middlemarch. i will soon

18/10/2012 at 15:11

I'm very wary of modern novels; they're either cheesy and crap, or violent, or full of swear words, or arty farty with arty farty swear words and violence....

I was traumatised by two scatalogical scenes I read in two different novels. I really, really wish I'd never read them.

You don't get that in Thomas Hardy, bless him.

18/10/2012 at 15:16

i like contemporary literature, but only american. franzen, proulx, euginedes, mccarthy, pynchon, tyler. it seems the only people writing well in English are american.

apart from mrs mantel of course

18/10/2012 at 15:16

I'm 80 years old by the way.

18/10/2012 at 15:19
Azacaya wrote (see)

 

You don't get that in Thomas Hardy, bless him.

Hmmm... multiple infanticide is pretty violent! 

18/10/2012 at 15:21
the dude abides wrote (see)

i like contemporary literature, but only american. franzen, proulx, euginedes, mccarthy, pynchon, tyler. it seems the only people writing well in English are american.

apart from mrs mantel of course

Ah, I read Gravity's Rainbow, and seem to remember I enjoyed it but don't actually remember anything about it. That wouldn't have been one of my traumatic scenes would it?

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
18/10/2012 at 20:51

I must be one of the few people who has never watched Downton. Never once seen Emmerdale either, don't watch Corrie or other soaps - I really don't need to watch such programs in order to "fit in" at work or anywhere else.

18/10/2012 at 22:00
Azacaya wrote (see)

I'm very wary of modern novels; they're either cheesy and crap, or violent, or full of swear words, or arty farty with arty farty swear words and violence....

I was traumatised by two scatalogical scenes I read in two different novels. I really, really wish I'd never read them.

You don't get that in Thomas Hardy, bless him.

Very true - just gone from Will Self's My Idea of Fun to Return of the Native.  

gingerfurball    pirate
18/10/2012 at 22:23
That chick that win the Booker prize...I'm not really into "hysterical" novels but she's won two major prizes...any point reading those?
19/10/2012 at 04:04

they are terrific. it isn't often anything lives up to the hype but in this case, they do. wor lass and I are divided as to which is better (i think Bring up the Bodies surpasses the original) but don't delay. get a copy. take the day off. read them.

 

19/10/2012 at 13:42

No, Sussex Runner, I haven't proved your point beautifully. Or at all in fact. I didn't read them because I desperately wanted to conform. Nobody I know in real life is aware that I've read them, I just wanted to see if the hype was justified.

I have plenty of imagination, hence why I thought the books were a bit tame, thank you.

And I'm a chav. I keep my Kindle in a Burberry case in a Fila bag, which is in a Henry Lloyd suitcase.

03/12/2012 at 00:30

YES, ME! I can't understand why so many women are obsessed with love, romance & sex books! 

I wouldn't be seen dead with Mills & Boon or any of that stuff & 50 Shades etc.

When taking a break from driving mY buses I'm reading a horror of some sort & some dopey cow will say 'oh, don't you read 50 Shades or Mills & Boon?' 

Urm ... NO I DON'T! I'm not into porn of any sort! 

So yes, there ARE woman who don't read such drivel & I'm proud to be one of them!

03/12/2012 at 00:33

I also agree with Bionic Ironwolf. We have no tv in our household & don't want one either. Couldn't care for soaps & all the 'celebrity' rubbish on the gogglebox these days.

At our works canteen there is a tv for staff to watch during break times but I ignore it unless the snooker or darts or runners are on!   My husband has some interest & my 18 year old son has a bit but they'll only watch good quality stuff!


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