Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hangin' on the Telephone

SPOILER ALERT:  I'm on chapter 17 in Fifty Shades of Grey. 

Holy SHIT!  They did NOT just play "You hang up" on the friggin telephone.  They did not.  They didn't.

BUT THEY DID!  And it was marvelous!  And glorious!  Fuck Twilight!  This book is candy-covered crack for the soul!!!!

OK admittedly...I was a little freaked when he spanked her.  Not because of the pain...but because of the humility.  I don't do humiliation well and don't know that I ever could have made it through that.  The "lie down over my knee" part was bad enough.  But then it went on and on and on (kindof like my annoying posts when I'm flabbergasted at something Christian has said or done.)

So I'm all excited after he showed up at her apartment when she sent him the "I wish you would stay" email (don't quote me.)  I mean, seriously...how friggin knight in shining armour is this guy when he wants to be?!?  When he was just standing in her doorway?  Ugh - I could have melted right there.

And then he goes and spanks her.  And that's when I got all "ohhhh noooo...I thought I loved this book but I don't know if I can deal with this."

And then, boyfriend COMES THE FUCK BACK to her house when he reads her email!  And Kate is yelling at him in the other room...and all I can think is "GO KATE" when she says something like "She's been crying constantly since the day she met you".  THAT RULED!  Because he needs to know!  And he even told her that, himself.  And then that gorgeous piece of ass SPENT THE NIGHT.  The second he put his Blackberry down and took off his watch, I was beside myself.

And then she wakes up and he's clinging to her like the little boy he truly is inside.  I can't WAIT to find out more about why he's the way he is.

Two observations:

1 - Clearly E.L. James is taking us ever-so-slowly into Christian's crazy world of BDSM...much the same way he is easing Ana into it.  She makes him spank...she makes him stay the night.  And I loved it.  I guess I needed easing.  Who knew.

2 - Ana is the one with the control in this relationship.  It's so obvious.  She (passively-aggressively) says "jump" and he says "how high?"

And there is something - right there - that I've been working out in my brain with this book.  The whole passive side of Ana.  NOT that she's passive-agressive as a person - but Christian leaves her no choice but to be that way in this relationship.  Let's just say I have a few passive agressive people in my own life...so I get her way of thinking.

OK off to read.  I just had one of those "OH NO SHE DI'NT moments and had to share. :)


  1. How have I not noticed your "Labels" before?? LMAO!

    We're being eased into this slowly along with Ana, and it's perfect. I loved, loved, LOVED that scene when he came over and spent the night! And he DID need to hear that Ana had been crying since she met him.

    WHY do I love these two so much? It's just a silly porn novel, right?? Wrong. ;-)

  2. (Enough SHOUTY CAPS for you?? lol)

  3. I LOVED Kate during that part!!! SO MUCH!! I love how she's not intimidated by him and stands up to her friend. I loved his reaction to hearing all this as well. He's so not use to people reacting to him this way. Everyone just does what he says all the time. I was so happy when he came back and took care of her.

    She IS in control and he knows it and it's putting him in a tailspin. He talks so much about having and liking control but he doesn't have very much with Ana. I'm so glad this book is written from Ana's POV because it shows us how much she's struggling to be what he needs but remain who she is.

    LOL at the labels!!