Can You Guess What I’m Reading This Week?

If you don’t know it by now I am kind of a nerd. I LOVE to read. I’ve been on a mission most of my life to prove that women can be smart and hot all at the same time. The two things can co-exist. Not that reading necessarily makes you smart because there’s some books that I think may actually make you lose IQ points as you read. In fact, I’m pretty sure the book I bought on Saturday is making me dumber with each page I turn. I’m reading this:

I’ve been reading reviews and blogs about Fifty Shades of Grey for the last month. How could I not with everybody calling it mommy porn? There’s women that swear it’s given them the libido of a 14 year old teenage boy!

I’m the type of person who doesn’t ever just take someone else’s word for something. I always do my own research. It’s part of the reason I’m reading Badinter’s The Conflict right now too (side note: The dialogue going on in relation to this book is much more interesting than the book itself. I’ll let you know all my thoughts on The Conflict when I’m finished). It’s the same reason that whenever someone quotes information from a study I track down the original study.

So, I decided to see for myself what all the hype is about. I’m over 200 pages into it and I’m still trying to figure it out. And I’m not 200 pages into it because it’s so good. I’m just a fast reader. First of all, it’s horribly written. I was expecting it to be bad just not this bad. I couldn’t just skip to the pictures of the good stuff. I had to read 90 pages until the first kiss happened. And now the book has become sex and emails. And I am bored. My libido is still at the same flat line that it was before I started. Maybe mommy porn just isn’t my thing.

I’m sure Yancy will be disappointed. He’s the one who spotted the book while we were at Barnes N’ Noble. We had a pretty heated discussion about it last week after I told him Dr. Drew expressed concern over women indulging in what he labeled a rape fantasy within the book. Clearly, Dr. Drew has not seen all the porn on the Internet that millions of men turn to each night. Apparently, men can engage in all of the pornography they would like, but when women decide to indulge suddenly people are concerned about our well being. Anyway, that’s an entirely different post. Regardless, Yancy was pretty excited his wife was bringing home mommy porn.

Notice he’s the one holding the book. I thumbed through it and then began walking away.

“Hey- aren’t you gonna get this?” He asked. I’m sure he was just as interested in the research side of things as I was.

I bought it. I also bought this book at the same time.

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