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gary rith

I was reading a post by somebody somewhere else about 50 shades and I was appalled at some of the practices, and it is not like I am some kind of innocent, but it was just, I dunno, foul NOT fun!


I call those "mental health days," and once every years or two I take one and enjoy the heck out of it. Complete agreement on 50 Shades... I read the free sample on my Kindle and knew it wasn't for me. I'm not easily offendable or shockable, but bad writing will do it every time.


Unlikely or likely? I did a doubletake there!

I read an excerpt of 50 Shades and I just didn't like it. I don't know how anyone with a teen or young adult daughter could stand it, really. Too disturbing.

So, yes, maybe having teens does ruin sex. Kinky sex, anyway...


I think everyone should take a sick day once in a while when they aren't sick. I've mentioned that to my husband on numerous occasions and he looks at me like I have suggested he fly to the moon.
I never read 50 Shades and never wanted to. Glad you think I didn't miss much! Let us know how the movie is. Have fun.


I did not read that abomination of a book. Rather, I suffered through it. The grammar and sentence structure were abysmal, and the vocabulary was lacking.

And EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. the girl said "oh my" I heard George Takei in my head.

It's a shame, too, as the subject matter is generally intriguing to me. I just wish the author hadn't completely maligned the lifestyle with her attempt at describing it.

Green Girl in Wisconsin

there's something about the end of summer . . . my energy levels seems to dip in proportion to the hours of sunlight in a day

I want to see Argo in the worst way. And your sick day sounds like it was perfectly timed.

Still holding out on 50 because life's too short to waste time abusing myself by reading crap.


Dave's DIL passed on Shades to me...she'd ask...how do you like it? What page are you up to? Um...I'd read a page and tell her oh, I'm at the part where blah blah blah. Worse than Twilight.

Aunt Snow

I take a mental health day when I can - and often, I use it to explore! Like daytripping!

I haven't read 50 shades. If there's anything I hate it's bad writing, no matter the subject. And I hear this book is dreadfully written.


It's so nice to see that there are people out there who aren't into '50 shades'. I have no desire to read it... it seems as if everyone I talk to loved it.


Mental health days are nice - havin things to look forward to is good, too. When the very description of the Shades book made me mad, I knew I could never read it.


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@Amy - if they "loved" it, either they're lying, have no idea what good writing actually is, or need a better sex life.


Taking a Mental Health Day will often keep you from getting sick - or that is at least my experience.
Haven't read "50 shades..." and after reading the comments here it seems that I don't need to either.


I also file mental health days under "necessary to keep me from losing my damn mind!" Glad you had yourself a good one!

I have no interest in reading the 50 Shades series. Just not my style ... in the sense that I enjoy well-written stories.

Karen (formerly kcinnova)

I'm a big believer in prophylactic sick days. I wish I could be at your book club when you meet this weekend, just to listen to your intelligently stated POV.

Busy Bee Suz

"Laters"....oh, that just made me cringe.
Glad you took a 'you' day...even if you just took it easy!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen

I have the two first 50 shades books sitting here collecting dust. They were recommended by a friend who loaned them to me and said that she read them in days and couldn't put them down. From everything I've read and heard from other friends, based on the quality, or lack thereof, of the writing, I have no desire to read them but can't bring myself to fess up to my friend. Hooray, I'm not alone!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen

And YES to mental health "sick" days! I have a friend who used to say, "I have something wrong with my eye....just don't SEE myself going to work today."

Susan Walker

It's taken about two months for me to get 1/3 of the way through "50 Shades." I just can't get into all the submissive stuff; gouging my eye out with a steak knife sounds more intriguing.

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