One of our physiotherapists works with an aborigine community in the far north of Australia and as they are not well equipped with anything she is always looking out for things for them. Footy boots and socks for the boys and that type of thing as well as simple furnishings etc. She recently began "$1 each of various items including books". I bought a Lee Child book I'd not read and one of the Harry Potter series for #1 g/granddaughter, both for one dollar each.
On my next visit there Norma grabbed me as she was adding more books to the 'for sale' box and said "You must buy this one" and handed me 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY". I probably looked a wee bit startled but she said she had read all three of the series and had enjoyed them by looking at their content from a sort of psychological viewpoint. I said I'd read reviews that said the books were not all that well written but Norma seemed to think they were, perhaps by modern standards.
Anyway for one dollar I thought I couldn't go wrong and have actually read the first 25 or so pages. I'm not entirely sure how far into the book I will get but so far it has me intrigued but already I am beginning to see some of the criticisms from the review I had read.
I wonder if any of you have read this book and, if so, your thoughts on it. I have just finished the Lee Child book (and another of his I received for Christmas) so will persevere with '50 Shades' and see how far I get. Will let you know my thought in a later blog.
P.S. I also bought 3 small paintings (prints I think BUT they are still in the boot of our car...must get them in) that I will find homes for somewhere in our house. One of roses, a small Namatjira (print) and a village scene. These also cost $1 each. Always after a bargain, me.