Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading and asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
While most of the hype about the 50 Shades trilogy has dampened, there are still discussions about it popping up everywhere. I have read the books and my personal opinion is that, while not particularly well written, they aren’t awful if you accept them as an abusive love story, rather than books about BDSM.
Knowing this, a friend recommended the Eighty Days trilogy. I am currently reading the second in the series Eighty Days Blue (I have also read the first book Eighty Days Yellow), and honestly can say it’s nothing like 50 Shades. From a romance perspective, it is certainly different as, at least to begin with, the two main characters aren’t exclusive. As for the BDSM in the series, it shows both the positives of it working well, and the negatives and dangers when things go wrong. At points it borders on severely dark, while at other points it seems nothing more than a contemporary story about a woman finding her place in her life and in the world.
Have you read the 50 Shades trilogy? How about other books that include BDSM as part of the story? Or are you against books like these being so mainstream? Leave your comments below, but please remember everyone is entitled to their own opinion – abusive posts will be deleted.