Yes THAT book … The one everyone is talking about…the adventures of Anastasia Steele.
I wasn’t planning on reading it right now. I prefer to read books that are popular after all the hype has died down. But you see everyone in my team at work was reading it again recent meeting we had in Sydney, and those that weren’t reading it before they went had started by the time we left. Then someone started talking about who would play Christian and Anastasia in a film and I got intrigued.
So the book doesn’t shock me – it is exactly what I had anticipated it would be. I ca see how the intrigue of knowing just exactly what is written between those pages can suck people in. It is not brilliantly written in a structural sense but the language is quite beautiful.
What I don’t understand is why is has been categorised as mummy erotica?
I certainly don’t fantasise about younger than me rich control freaks.
Younger than me, buffed and tanned builders with gentle smiles… Yes.
Older than me, salt and pepper windswept fit from triathlon training businessmen with charm… Yes
My husband and I with no children on a tropical island retreat with plenty of sleep… Yes
But I digress.
I simply can’t relate to the 21 year old inexperienced Anastasia.
One thing I do like about her though is the little characters she has for her self talk voices in her head. Her inner goddess and her subconscious. Because don’t we all need a superhero with Pom poms to cheer for us every now and again? And the serious sensible subconscious to bring us back into check when necessary?
If only we could train them to behave exactly how we want them to – to cheer at the right time, to pull us out of trouble when needed ?
I think that it is possible – and possibly. A really great and positive way to think about the positive and negative self talk voices that we all have up there.
Now where is my whip? Mine clearly need whipping into shape right now… And no I’m not talking bout my husband…