Before you ask … NO, I haven’t read it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not blog-worthy.
If you haven’t heard about “50 Shades of Grey” yet, you might as well be living in a cave … an ice cave … at the top of Mount Everest. And even there, I can’t promise you’ll escape this hyped, erotic trilogy which sold 10 million copies in just six weeks, according to GalleyCat.
I’m not going to get into whether the book is really porn that deserves banishment from libraries, or a profound statement on society’s sexual repression of women.
What struck me as discussion-worthy, is the numerous tweets I’ve read among Twitterville, which has been buzzing about this book the past few weeks. And really, I think the variety of tweets reveals quite a lot about the conversation taking place on “50 Shades of Grey.”
So, without further ado …
Here are the top (funniest) tweets that I found, on “50 Shades of Grey:”
“Every time someone says 50 Shades of Grey is awesome, a kitten dies. You wanna kill a kitten? Do you?” —Lauren Hale, @unxpctdblessin
“I think 50 Shades of Grey is ruining my life. If you’re not a gorgeous billionaire that needs work on his ‘issues’ lose my number.” —Jessica Chenoweth, @jessicachenow
“NO I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey – I’ve been close enough to Jay Leno in real life.” —Sarah Thyre, @SarahThyre
“Started reading Fifty Shades of Grey in the airport and am now 50 shades of red.” —Latrice Davis, @LatriceWhyDavis
“50 SHADES OF GREY IS ON THE COVER OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY???? I am going to quit my job and write porn.” —Carina MacKenzie, @cadlymack
“Contractor: ‘Oh, you’re reading 50 Shades of Grey. My wife is reading that.’ Plumber: ‘Everyone’s wife is reading that.'” —Sarah Watson, @SarahWatson42
“You want to hear something funny? When coming out of anesthesia, I made sure to ask hubs if ’50 Shades of Grey’ was still on his kindle.” —Whitney, @imatriplethreat
“That awkward moment when you text the wrong person a quote from 50 shades of grey.” —Leah, @leah_klacko
“What’s with all the women reading ’50 Shades of Grey’ on the subway?” —Apivat Hanvongse, @KhunPump
“Can you imagine Rick Santorums wife reading 50 Shades of Grey?” —Spencer Graves, @SpencerGraves
“I really need to refrain from taking out a pen to edit all of 50 Shades of Grey as I read it. #thiskillsme” —Alison, @alipierre16
“Since it’s so popular, I thought I’d lend my voice for the audio book of ’50 Shades of Grey.’ Not the best idea.”–Ellen DeGeneres, @TheEllenShow
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK? Discussion worthy? Twitter worthy? Trash worthy? Why do you think it’s getting so much attention?