Wednesday, July 18

5 shades would probably be enough for me. . .



I've got a stinking cold and a hacking cough which is most unlike me. I decided to spend my confinement seeing what all the hype was about and borrowed Julie's copy of FSoG.       Errr. . .good publicity but awful writing and the most believable character so far seems to be the grey silk tie. Maybe I'm just old and boring but as yet it doesn't really do anything for me (except bring on a coughing fit) and I feel sad for better writers of Adult Fiction who quite simply weren't in the right-place-at-the-right-time when the publicity machine started to roll.                           I've never read Barbara Cartland or Mills & Boon so I don't have many comparisons with modern literary Adonises but Jilly Cooper does a good line in macho hunks with more than a hint of whips and spurs who don't take themselves quite so blimmin' seriously. I'll endeavour to finish the book (purely in the interests of research of course) while I have the time, so may be tied up for a little while longer. . .

17 comments:

Hesta Nesta said...

I haven't read it yet either but keep meaning to. Love the 'So may be tied up for a little while longer',made me chuckle. Hope you feel better soon, hopefully some sunshine next week will help.
Jo xx

Jane said...

I've got a copy but can't quite bring myself to start it - no doubt I will when all other reading material dries up!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Doesn't appeal to me in the slightest! Like Jo, I smirked at your being "tied up". Tsk, tsk. xx

Ivy Black said...

I got five pages in and then gave it back to my friend who'd lent it to me. Utter tosh. I would rather read Jilly Cooper actually because she doesn't take herself as serioulsy. Hope you feel better soon.xx

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Oh, walnut whip! And a cheekily placed one at that. I do love them and given figure freedom could eat quite a lot of those when needing cheering up. I did not enjoy this book either and agree with everyone else here, Jilly Cooper is a lot more fun and witty. And so are you! Hope you feel better soon. x

The Cloth Shed said...

I haven't read it either and until last week hadn't even heard of it!
Of course, living in the 'North' things take a while to filter through...
Hope all the excitement doesn't hinder your recovery and you will soon be back in the saddle (so to speak)
Julie x

Melissa said...

Ha! You're a funny lady! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Streetcomber said...

This made me smile.
Less is more in fiction, that's what I think. Either that, or Jilly.

Alix said...

The things we do in the name of research! Haven't read it - in fact till last Tuesday I'd never heard of it, and now it's everywhere, like a rash - and by most accounts as bad as a rash! Anyway, I hope you're soon feeling 100% again - you need to look after that cough, after last time.
x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Haha! Haven't read it and don't want to....as you said, right place, right time for the author. Hope you feel better soon!

delia hornbook said...

so sorry to hear your feeling poorly i hope you feel better real soon. I haven't read a book since last Summer its more crochet for me these days ;-)) dee xx

sandiart said...

Ooooh you read Jilly Cooper too!!!! I have read all her books, I love them, I hated finishing a book only to have to wait for another one to be printed, it was agony. Haven't bothered with FSoG. I am on a nostalgic trip at the moment and revisiting Miss Read books. I snuggle into bed with my Dandelion coffee and read before lights out.
Hope the rotten cold goes before too long.
xx Sandi

YONKS said...

I've had that cold your suffering with, she's a bitch. A month on and when I laugh I still end up hacking like a demented seal pup and peeing myself a little bit! Sorry, too much information :-)

Anyhow, I haven't jumped on that FSOG bandwagon. I have heard so many people say how crap it is that I have decided to save that c.15 hours of my life by NOT reading and doing something more productive. I just haven't decided what that is yet but those hours are in the bank.

Enjoy the rest of your book and I hope you feel better soon :-)
Di
X

Aunty Bee said...

I wont be reading that book, give me Jenny Colgan any day. As a devotee of the Walnut Whip it will have to be my naughty bit on the side for ever. Walnut Whips are now freely available in New Zealand now, that's real excitement for one who is 56.

Sue said...

Hope you're soon feeling better.

I've not read the book, was almost tempted too then I read THE most wonderful review about it on Amazon (all bad) and decided to stick to my cook books.

Oooh, I've not read a Jilly Cooper for years, must do so, I love her wicked humour.

I cannot stand Walnut Whips, Lovely Hubby keeps buying them for me saying "here's one of your favourites" I must have told him ten times that it must have been his first wife (or maybe even his second) that loved these little chocolate towers!!

Sue xx

Vintage Jane said...

Ok ... I'll come clean - I've read it from cover to cover. It was ok, not very well written but I learnt a few things I didn't know!!! BUT, I felt like ripping the page out every time she mentioned her 'inner goddess' ... I must have read those two words at least a hundred times during the course of the book. I've been told the next two in the trilogy get better. I'll be starting the second tonight ... I'm not ashamed to admit it and don't care who knows! M x

BusyLizzie said...

All I have heard are negative comments about the shockingly bad style of writing, so will give it a miss! x

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