From a 2012 Adult Summer Reading Program book review:
“Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James
Title/Author: “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James
Rating: 3 out of 5
WV Reader Review: Not the worst book I’ve ever read, but certainly not worthy of all the hype. I guess it could be called a romance novel, but not the best romance novel as it has been touted. Fits the Adult Summer Reading Program theme – Between the covers!
Have you read “Fifty Shades of Grey”? If so, what did you think about it? Was it worthy of all the hype? Or just another piece of fan fiction that somehow got its 15 minutes of fame?
I’ve got my Adult Summer Reading Program Tic-Tac-Toe and I’ve been busy trying to match the categories to the books I’ve got in my “To Read” stack.
For the past few summers, I’ve had a reading theme (whether planned or inadvertant). One summer was “science,” and I read biographies of astronauts and Wernher Von Braun, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey and a computer programming book. Another summer it was mysteries, with a whole lot of Edgar Allan Poe stories.
This summer I’m feeling a need to read books that I have been meaning to read, but just haven’t gotten around to, like my current book Snow Crash. For years I’ve heard how good it is, so I’m giving it a shot. While it rambles and I keep thinking, “Why am I reading this?”, there will suddenly be a startling description or a great line of dialogue, and I get hooked for another ten pages. I still have 300+ pages to go, so we’ll see if Stephenson can keep up the rapid snappy writing the whole way.
What’s on your reading list? Do you have a book you’ve been looking forward to reading this summer?
The Adult Summer Reading Program starts today, Monday, June 18. Stop by the library to pick up the forms (your choice of Tic-Tac-Toe, Book Reviews, or both) or you can download them:
2012 ASRP Tic-Tac-Toe
2012 ASRP Book Review
Turn in completed forms by Friday, August 31, for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for free movie passes, gift certificates to local restaurants, and more.
For more information, contact Andrea Erickson at 503-570-1593 or email@example.com.