sipsandstories-deactivated20160  asked:

I'm also curious. What's your opinion on the Fifty Shades series??

I haven’t read it, and I have no intention of doing so. If I wanted to read poorly written erotic fanfiction, I would find it on the internet for free. (And at least those don’t pretend to be actual literature!)

The fact that this is an actual quote from the book is enough to make me steer clear of the series forever:

“His finger circled my puckered love cave. ‘Are you ready?’ He mewled, smirking at me like a mother hamster about to eat her three legged young.”

sipsandstories-deactivated20160  asked:

Hey Sara!!! How did you like Taylor's new album?? What are your fave tracks?? And I was just wondering. Have you ever read The Book Thief?

It’s okay. I like a couple of the songs - they’re certainly catchy, but to me, Red doesn’t even COMPARE to Speak Now. Speak Now was stunning. Take away the music, and the lyrics of each song were poetry. Red is fun and dance-y, but Speak Now was art.

My favorite tracks from Red are 22, Stay Stay Stay, Begin Again, The Lucky One, and the acoustic version of State of Grace. :) But I can’t deny that We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and I Knew You Were Trouble were stuck in my head for many a day.

I have not read The Book Thief. :)

sipsandstories-deactivated20160  asked:

I did read a bit of Fifty Shades and I agree. It's poorly written & a poor excuse for a book. I couldn't even get through the first book. I work in an all girls store and I love the girls I work with. But they've all been bugging me about it. All of them are raving about the series. I'm a bibliophile and they know it so they've been asking me to read it. I already told them my opinion on the series but they won't let off and I'm starting to sound like a snob. I don't really know what to do >.<

I think the best cure for 50 Shades of Grey is introducing the person to a really good book. If 50 Shades is their foray into the wonderful world of literature, so be it. At least they’re reading, and you’ve got to start somewhere! Some of us start with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and some of us start with 50 Shades of Grey.