Sunday, June 10, 2012

TSS: Zonked House Brain and Trash Reading

Taken by previous owner and Facebook friend.
This has taken over my week. It's my new place and I move in on the 15th. I've ordered the electrical service. I've ordered the wireless Internet service (priorities), gas service, water, etc. I've shopped for various and sundry home items (Crock pot! Spice rack! Rugs! Kitchen utensils!). I've even hung a shower curtain.

I cannot wait to get this moving business DONE. I already have the key so I've been steadily dropping stuff off. So ready to get in there, make my nest, and rest.

So in the spirit of brain drain, I've been reading steadily. And I am loathe to admit what I've been reading: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and now Fifty Shades Freed. They are so bad. I know this. Please don't lose your faith in my taste in books, but I can't seem to handle anything heavier than these. And these are so fluffy light I'm surprised they don't float away.



There's a whole snarky post coming up about how bad the writing is (which I'm reading anyway, ack, splutter) but I am amused by the Bella/Edward take-off. And they're practically written on a 3rd grade level, so the reading is quick.

On that note, I'm going to crawl into a hole with my last bad erotic novel. Actually, I have boxes to move. THEN I can crawl into a hole with my bad erotic novel.

What are you reading that I should try when my brain is back to normal?

36 comments:

  1. Moving is so much work but then it feels good to be in the new place. I wish I was close by to help you!

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    1. I can't wait, Kathy. Seriously. cannot. wait. I went home from work yesterday completely brain fried. I think the stress finally got me. Slept for five hours and had a fever. Ack!

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  2. I kinda want to read these too, but my library is SO not getting them and my reading budget is zero. So until someone GIVES me a copy, it's not happening. Plus, you know, the stand, outlander, unrenewable library holds on The Witness, Insurgent, and something else, all those JR Ward books...

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    1. I need to send you birthday copies! That's it! They were fun. Outlandish. Sensational. HOT.

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  3. It cracks me up that you're reading the Shades of Grey books. I've been hearing all sorts of hype about 'em, and when I read the first few pages on Amazon my thoughts were as follows: 1) Wow these are not well written and 2) The next Twilight?? Heh. I might have to check them out of the library out of morbid curiosity.

    Good luck with the move! It's both exciting and a huge pain. Been there, done that, and heck, I still don't have a shower curtain...

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    1. Jen, it cracks me up too. Seriously. They are sooo not well written by I was interested enough to know what happened to these freaks that I read 'em all in a week.

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  4. Cute house! I'm one of those people who throws everything away so I don't have to move it!

    I still don't think I'm going to give in to the 50 Shades books. Even though I want to be able to snark with everyone about them and understand how badly they're written, I just can't pull the trigger. I do love reading reviews though! Can't wait to hear what you have to say, Andi!

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! I am pretty quick to throw things away, but I haven't had as much time this week to prepare as I thought I would so I've been dumping drawers into boxes and hoping for the best. hehe

      50 Shades is good for complete brain failure, which I had. So they worked. I will still snark about the writing, though.

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  5. Ah, I can totally relate to those priorities...wireless Internet, etc. Those are usually the first things I order, too. Moving sucks...but when you're landing in a place you love, it's worth it.

    Enjoy!

    As for the 50 Shades of Grey books, 'nuff said. Great literature can wait for another day.

    Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

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    1. Thanks, Laurel! It does suck, but it's almost over! So ready to get settled and be in my nest.

      And amen re: great lit can wait.

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  6. You tickle me!! I keep having this debate with myself, "to read or not to read." I find it refreshing that we can read "trash" from time to time and not stick our noses up in the air at each other :):) I will probably at least read the first one...but I'm snooty enough not to want to buy it and then have to admit it :p

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    1. Do it! Do it!!! Summer trash! And I know. I rarely have reading self consciousness but I did with these. No more! They were exactly what I needed to avoid a slump.

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  7. I read them. I just needed something completely mindless and I flew through all three in a few days. Part of me is ashamed, but a much larger part just doesn't care. :)

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    1. Amen, Allie. Same here. I couldn't believe how fast I was reading them! And the much larger "don't care" part of me has officially won out.

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  8. As you can see, you aren't the only one who succumbed to the 50 Shades trilogy. I didn't even know about it until the mainstream press started blowing up the airwaves with stories about it. I picked up the first book to see what the fuss was about, but then my interest in where the story was going won out over the bad writing. I can't wait to see that snarky post of yours!

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    1. Dani, I hear ya! I wanted to know what happened to Christian and Ana (although I could guess at almost every turn). And their problems never took too long to resolve, so it was a little like watching a dirty sitcom.

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  9. Oh, moving house is so draining, I'm impressed you're managing to read at all. As long as you're enjoying the books on some level it doesn't really matter if they're terrible!

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    1. Isn't it? I was surprised. If it wasn't for this mindless drivel, I'd be in a reading slump right now. For the slump avoidance I am grateful.

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  10. No judging here! How big this series has become has reminded me that I've still not read Twilight...

    Good luck with the move :)

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    1. LOL, Sam! If you read Twilight and then 50 Shades, you'll blush. A lot.

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  11. Congrats on the new house! No judging about the book choice - I have a dear friend who normally reads real literature who actually loves those books. Her I do worry about!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! For the house thing and the lack of judgement. hehe

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  12. What with moving, completely understandable to read books that are less... well... require less brain capacity! Good luck with the moving, always a chore.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Brain power will be back one day. In the meantime, no idea what to do with my reading self.

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  13. Good luck with the moving/unpacking!
    Right after we moved in, I started reading The Dispatcher. That was a terrible decision, because I wasn't unpacking and I was waking up every half hour terrified that every little creak of this house was some crazy person in this new town cutting out the screen in our son's window to kidnap him.
    So...really good book, really bad timing.

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey! And you made me LOL with your bit about The Dispatcher. Definitely will not be reading any scaries until I've established myself in the new house for a bit and learned its creaks and groans.

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  14. You have sunk to a new low, Andiloo. But, I understand. Buying a house is melting my brain. I'm on mostly YA, right now. I can't handled anything deeper.

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    1. HANDLE. Nor can I type. Hope you love your new home!

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    2. I hear ya, Nancy. What brought on the new house purchase??? I've been a little out of the loop. Wishing you luck and much YA!

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  15. Moving never goes quickly but hopefully it goes quicker than usual. I see you have Code Name Verity in your stack. Is it as good as everyone says it is?

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    1. Natasha, I've stopped reading it. I was bored to death. Thinking of giving it one more go before it expires (borrowed from Heather). Not sure what wasn't working for me. *sigh*

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  16. Yea! House! Congratulations.

    And thank you for reading these so I don't have to. :)

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    1. Jenn, any time! I'll read any and all trash you want to avoid. Just keep me posted. lol

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  17. Yay for your new digs! Moving is definitely exhausting, though filled with exciting possibilities. I know you'll be relieved when it's all sorted, though!

    Everyone and their non-reading uncle seems to be devouring the Fifty Shades books, though I can't summon the enthusiasm to try them. I've picked up the first one a few times at the store, but ultimately have enjoyed others' recaps more than I probably would the actual book!

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    1. Thanks, Meg! Will be very relieved and happy to decorate. lol

      The recaps are pretty entertaining, eh? I'll try to post mine today or tomorrow.

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  18. Internet is definitely a top priority. We still haven't got ours 3 weeks after moving and we are ready to kill (each other, the provider, the person who thought moving was a good idea...)

    I *love* that you're reading 50SOG. Fluffy frou-frou froth they may be, but I'm kind of intrigued. Not giving in yet though!

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