I need a drink…..
I just finished reading the second installment of E L James’ trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, this morning, and honestly, I can’t work up the energy to review it. It’s trite dialog and repetitive descriptions of nearly everything cause me to merely refer to my previous review of the first installment for my response to this novel.
Since I am no quitter, I am beginning the final (what a relief!) installment of this trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed. I can only imagining the freeing feeling I will experience when this trilogy has come to an end. An excellent and entertaining review of this trilogy can be found by Katrina at: Katastrophic Curiosity. For this last book, I have decided to act upon a comment to her review.
At the first reference to Christian as ‘Fifty,’ I immediately stopped what I was doing and ran to the closest gas station and bought a 12-pack of beer. I am now beginning a drinking game I have termed, Fifty Shades of Beer. I have picked a few of the things that have annoyed me throughout this trilogy and shall take a drink in their honor every time I come across them in Fifty Shades Freed. I will mainly focus on Ana’s references to Christian as Fifty, her use of the phrase “oh my,” and every time she blushes. I may add a couple others depending on the frequency of the current list and my level of sobriety. If I drank at every annoyance, I’d have to chug my way through the book, and I don’t want to end up in the hospital.
Nevertheless, I’m hoping this little game will make this last book more enjoyable. We shall see! Wish me luck!