Thursday, August 30, 2012

4.91 Don't Judge + Chapters Indigo

Since my blog is read by only a few people, I figured it'd be harmless to confess what book(s) have captivated much of my interest and time lately, which would be none other than the ever so controversial book of 50 Shades... and that's all I'll mention of the full title as I'm sure you're all capable of figuring out what book I'm referring to. Those who have not read probably have this assumption that the book is entirely dedicated to eroticism, and that those who read it are only interested in this highly taboo subject. On the contrary, what intrigued me to read it came out pure curiosity to why these books became so popular. I actually had the same curiosity when it came to Twilight, but never ended up picking the books to read after listening to a short synopsis from my sister. Let's just say, vampires aren't my thing- unless it's Buffy the Vampire Slayer that is. After skimming the beginning story of 50 Shades in an attempt to get to the actual plot, I immediately concluded that the books are definitely not known for the writing style but instead on how quickly the characters and story captivates the reader. Now that I'm on the third and final book, I now understand why people describe the book as, "It's so bad but it's so good". You really get drawn into the story and come to care about what happens to the main characters. That and the very idea of a normal average girl marrying a rich businessman also aids in the books' popularity. One could probably spend countless hours daydreaming being one day luckily swooped up by some millionaire. And although there is a good amount of steamy scenes in the book to last a lifetime, the story also touches up on relationship topics such as compromise, jealousy, comparison, control, trust, understanding, and self-esteem to name a few. Not to mention the more darker subjects such as child neglect, child abuse, domination/submission, and taboo lifestyles. So as you can probably tell, the book is more than just sporadic steamy encounters. I think my BA degree in psychology was the main reason behind why I personally got drawn into the story. I was very curious to find out why the main character is the way he is. The story is interesting and it opens my eyes a little more to this big world we live in that holds even smaller and stranger worlds yet to be understood within it.

Speaking of reading, my recent order from Chapters Indigo came in.
I spotted the The Postmistress on the main front page of the site- recommended by Heather, the CEO. I was immediately intrigued after reading her review and the book's synopsis. I noticed that I tend to lean towards novels that revolve around history and war. I've always loved learning about history which is why I took several history courses when I was doing my undergraduate studies. But aside from stumbling upon this interesting read, the real reason I wanted to make an online purchase was because I spotted The Sound of Music dvd in the sale section going for $20. Lately I've been busy filling in my dvd collection with the films I love and have always wanted to own. I definitely need to get my hands on Marry Poppins one of these days. Will show you in upcoming posts of what dvds I've bought recently.

Well, unfortunately that's all the time I have today. I only have a few hours of free time before I have to leave for work =( Can you believe it took me yesterday and today to do this post? I'm back and forth to and fro. I have my pictures edited and uploaded so I only need to write up the posts. Sometimes I wonder if doing youtube would be quicker...

"Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume." -Jean de Boufflers


mizzsandychau said...

i've always wondered what 50 shades about, i always see the ads all over the subways.
I want to read it now, if it can capure my attention the way harry potter and twilight than i want to read it haha.

Oh sound of music!!! oh how i love that movie, brings back childhood memories. I always appreciate a good old musical movie =)

What else did you do at CNE? Did you end up buying anything?

IchigoBunnie said...

Ive been curious of 50 shades of gray! haha. Maybe after I read both books I have so far, I should pick that book up to read. I'm just stingy to shed out money for a book I might not like so I'm still hesitant.

But I'm glad to hear your point of view from the story. On facebook some acquaintance of mine fb-statused "read 50 shades of gray...thats all i can say and i wont be reading the sequels" so that made me back off the book a bit. But you're making me reconsider!

Goodluck at work. You're so busy!

IchigoBunnie said...

where did you download the pdf for it? I'd love to get my hands on them so i don't have to buy them xD lol