Thursday, May 17, 2012

Get Lost in a Book

I've needed it for a while now - to get lost in a book. Growing up, I was always quite the reader. I'd leave the library as a little girl, toting twenty books along with me. I'd flip through every single one, numerous times.

Then, as I got into my middle/high school years, I'd get lost in scripts. I'd become so attached to certain characters that I started to actually feel like I was them. [Well, I guess that is part of acting.] I'd sit there and read Neil Simon over and over or Tennessee Williams or my favorite, William Shakespeare. I loved it and was "lost" so easily and it felt so nice.

Then, reading just became homework.

It was a task, a chore, an assignment and the more books I was assigned to read that I didn't like, the more I gave up on fiction. I turned to nonfiction instead which is what I've stuck with for nearly a decade.

Until now.



How can one series [trilogy] be so magical? I don't even think "magical" is the right word because this book somehow feels so real. The realness of Ana's fears, the emotional and mental scars belonging to Christian - it all just captivates me. I know those things have captivated many of you as well.

I literally can't stop reading. When I'm not reading, I'm thinking about it. The crazy thing is, it makes me think about life. It makes me question what things I'm willing to settle for - in life, in a career, in a relationship. 

But really, it just makes me think of Mr. Christian Grey.

It feels so GREAT to get lost in a book again. To feel that excitement each day! To look forward to what's going to happen next. To read a book so real that it feels as though I'm there [as Ana, duh.]

I just started book #2 yesterday and can hardly tear my eyes away from it.
I never understood how people could read a book [let alone a series!] a second time.
Now I get it.
And I'm sure I'll read it a third and a fourth...

Casting ideas to come next week.

Laters, baby.

20 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I am going to buy them in paperback just so I can read them again. I had to buy book 3 for my nook because the pdf wasn't working for me. If you encounter that problem I'm sorry.

Katie Price said...

Fifty Shades Darker is even SO much better than Fifty Shades of Grey! I feel like Ana finds her voice a little more and Christian does some changing {plus even more hot kinkery}.
I wouldn't consider these great literature, by any means, but they are certainly great books!

heather said...

I STILL haven't found another book to read after these! I was so lost in them also - I couldn't get enough of the characters!!! The second book was my favorite of the three. I'm glad you are enjoying them! Email me if you need to discuss!

Jenn said...

I just finished book 1 yesterday and downloaded the second one today. You're right, they are good. It took me a little while to get into the first one but now it's really good.

tara said...

Oohh girrll... I read all 3 in 4 days! I got so hooked!!

Lia Joy said...

Fifty Shades has my heart! I don't know that I'll ever find a book/series that will quite compare! If you find something, let me know! :)

Laters, baby ;)

www.20somethingfierce.com said...

I love your description, because that's exactly how I felt when reading them. I would literally dream about Christian, and would wake up wondering what was real life.

Ahhhh! I need her to write a 4th, 5th and 6th book.

Steph@ Living The Young Life said...

oemg i loved it too!!!!

Kristina said...

I'm just pages away from finishing book 1. I had read almost the entire thing in a weekend but with my wedding smack in the middle of 1 I laid off a bit. Now I can't find book 2. I'm not a e reader kinda gal. I do agree I have very rarely gotten lost in a book but this one has got me! I don't want it to end.

Olga said...

This book is EVERYWHERE!!! I'm a little scared to read it though because of the intense content! Don't know if I can handle that, haha

Carolyn said...

I heard on the radio today that they're considering Rob Pattinson for Christian. NOOOOOOOOOO. :(

Leslie said...

I read the trilogy in less than a week!! SO good!! And I was depressed when they were over so I just re-read them! haha

preppylove said...

I can't wait to read them!!! As soon as I finish the trilogy I'm reading (The Maze Runner), I'm going to read the Shades of Grey series!!

xoxo

Lauren said...

Haha, I'm halfway through Book 3... I would be done by now if I had allowed myself to start it this weekend but I forced myself to stop after I read 1 and 2 basically back to back and sacrificed sleep for them. I figured I needed to take my health into consideration since I KNOW I need to sleep right now. That being said, I allowed myself to go on to Book 3 yesterday and I know it will be finished by tomorrow night haha.

Britt said...

These books have taken over my life. I am reading them for the third time now. Loser right here. I still get excited when I get home from work and read before my husband gets home.

If they cast anyone from Twilight I will boycott. It will completely ruin the movie for me even though I know it won't live up to the book anyways.

Monique said...

This series is definitely next on my list to read! I am beyond excited!

Raquel said...

I've been DYING to read these books!! I need so stop procrastinating and just get them! haha

Kristen said...

i'm dying to read these! i'm on a LONG wait list at the library.

elizalouise.bell said...

Bought the first one for the beach tomorrow! SO excited to start! I love good books!!

L

Kelsey said...

I just wrote a similiar a post it really makes me change the way I think relationships should be!