Anne Rice – The Claiming of The Sleeping Beauty

Before E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day’s Bared to You, there was Anne Rice’s New York Times best seller The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty In the traditional folktale of “Sleeping Beauty,” the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss ofContinue reading “Anne Rice – The Claiming of The Sleeping Beauty”

Kid Rocha – Beyond Shame Book Review

I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but the words “Bestselling author” made me buy the book from an author I have never read before. Unfortunately, I made a horrible, horrible mistake that I have learned to regret since a month ago, when I first started reading the book. I hadContinue reading “Kid Rocha – Beyond Shame Book Review”

Bad writing examples in 50 Shades of Grey

I have read the series and I’m ready to pronounce the sins. E.L. James needs a spanking. BuzzFeed had a top 13 list and now it’s time for us to do our own. There are only actually 12 shades of grey that are readily acknowledged but the British Art Council (13 if you know the secretContinue reading “Bad writing examples in 50 Shades of Grey”

Fifty Shades Freed * EL James

When we last left our romantic icons, Ana Steele and Christian Grey, they were newly engaged and facing (a) Ana’s ex-boss, Jack Hyde, whom Christian fired in a fit of jealous pique when Jack made a pass at Ana and (b) Christian’s “Mrs. Robinson,” the woman who initiated him into his life of BDSM. CanContinue reading “Fifty Shades Freed * EL James”

50 Shades Darker * EL James

The 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy continues with 50 Shades Darker. The ‘Cinderella story on steroids’ continues with a happy ending/beginning. If you read the first book you know that Ana refers to Christian Grey as 50 Shades hence the book title. Christian has many moods and ‘personalities’ that lead Ana to this name for him.

The Piano Teacher * Elfriede Jelinek

When you think your parents were controlling, think again. When you think your life as a single middle-aged woman is bad, think again. If you think that you did not live your life to the fullest, think again. Meet Erika Kohut, an Austrian Piano Teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, a Bach and Shubert enthusiast, multi-talentedContinue reading “The Piano Teacher * Elfriede Jelinek”

50 Shades of Gray * E.L. James

I promised myself I would not read these books when they came out. They sparked a lot of media attention and with the exception of Johanna and a few Sydney Sheldon books, I have had no experience with written porn. (As I assumed they would be). The characters are likable and easily identifiable with –Continue reading “50 Shades of Gray * E.L. James”