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#1 EssentialBludger

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

A few months ago, DP and I were out shopping for his mums birthday. He wanted to buy her 50 shades of grey, which I tried profusely to talk him out of.

"but everyone I know loved it! It can't be that bad!"

Whatever, make sure she knows I had nothing to do with it! (I usually pick her presents).

Fast forward to this morning, and he's actually read it for himself. (I lent him my kindle to take away to work).

Text message reads: "what sort of sick and twisted sh*t have you been reading?!!!???! How could you let me buy that for my MOTHER?!"



I did warn you!! roll2.gif

Edited by EssentialBludger, 15 January 2013 - 11:53 AM.


#2 Ange remplie

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

Wind him up a bit...tell him she told you she really enjoyed it.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

Do we have a ranking for best thread of 2013 - we have a winner  roll2.gif

#4 ubermum

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Yeah, wind him up. Tell him that she asked if you knew of online toy shops because she's too shy to go into S3xyland.

#5 *cough*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

Oh that is just too funny. It was bought up at my sewing group where I am the youngest by 20 years and I banned them from the conversation.

#6 Therese

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

laugh.gif

#7 Bluenomi

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

My step mum told me she was reading them and I just raised an eyebrow and asked her if she really just told me she was reading Twilight Porn. She hasn't brought it up since  biggrin.gif

#8 ~Peaches~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

So funny! roll2.gif

#9 (feral)epg

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

My mother has several of them.  I just don't know what to think.

#10 Luvmy4

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

roll2.gif  thanks for the laugh

#11 EssentialBludger

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 15/01/2013, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, wind him up. Tell him that she asked if you knew of online toy shops because she's too shy to go into S3xyland.


Oh god... mental image... Need brain bleach.

#12 *LiMa*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

I know a lady who went to her nanna's 90th birthday recently and nanna proceeded to tell them all how much she enjoyed the books. That was a definite brain bleach moment

#13 Carrie_zmatik

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

I have not read it but know what it's about. I was horrified at Christmas when I was putting my toddler down for a nap on her bed and saw that she is reading it. She is 60. It icks me out but I had just put it out of my brain until I read ths thread.

#14 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Well I certainly don't think it's a particularly tasteful gift for one's mother wink.gif but are you all planning to give up sex in your 50's?  There's nothing icky about people in their 60's getting it on.

#15 (feral)epg

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (Balzac @ 15/01/2013, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I certainly don't think it's a particularly tasteful gift for one's mother wink.gif but are you all planning to give up sex in your 50's?  There's nothing icky about people in their 60's getting it on.



Totally agree - I just don't want to know about my MOTHER and her imaginary sex life.  As I'm sure she doesn't really want to think about mine.

#16 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Lol!
You did warn him.
Winding him up is a must!

#17 *Lib*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (Zion Dreamer @ 15/01/2013, 12:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have not read it but know what it's about. I was horrified at Christmas when I was putting my toddler down for a nap on her bed and saw that she is reading it. She is 60. It icks me out but I had just put it out of my brain until I read ths thread.

My mother is in her 60's. She still has a heartbeat.....and a sex life......  huh.gif

#18 erindiv

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

My aunt read it and posted on Facebook "I could write better erotica that that."

I commented "Please don't."

#19 Holidayromp

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Oh dear how bad can it be?  I have just bought the series as part of my holiday reading.

#20 purplekitty

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 15/01/2013, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh dear how bad can it be?  I have just bought the series as part of my holiday reading.
Bad.

Just to settle a few stomachs,don't stress,we all take a vow of abstinence on our 50th. birthdays.


#21 Leggy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE
There's nothing icky about people in their 60's getting it on.


Well...while it's heartening to know that you can still be attracted to and satisfied by your partner after more than 35 years together, the abstract knowledge is as far as I need to go. Which is why I always call ahead now if I'm going to be dropping in to my parents' place. If you know what I mean.

#22 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

They're probably equally revolted by the thought of you getting down and dirty.

Difference is that you get to say it in your outloud voices, you young ones but we are supposed to be sexless wink.gif

#23 76 others

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 15/01/2013, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh dear how bad can it be?  I have just bought the series as part of my holiday reading.


Bad as in badly written. It isn't sexy. He is just abusive. I read the first one because I firmly believe that you can not bag something until you have experienced it (hence why I read Twilight  biggrin.gif ). When I say I don't like it to people they say "Oh was it too hot for you" as if I am a prude. I say "no, I have read hotter without the abusive crap like trying to cut the women off from her friends and family and needing to know where she is at all times otherwise he punishes her. How is that sexy?"

So so so so badly written. I get embarrassed that I read it and get embarrassed for people when they say it was good and well written.

Judge me for being judgey. I don't care. It was laughable.

#24 purplekitty

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

You young whippersnappers.  *shakes fist*

#25 ZombieFerretOfDoom

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

The only good thing about the 50 Shades books is that they inspired these hilarious book reviews:

50 Shades of Grey

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