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    I read what I like for the most part. For years I would only read certain authors (like King) because I was sure I would like the book. In the last decade I've tried to branch out and been burned several times. I have figured our a formula but I think in the end people just read what they like and that has a lot to do with how it is written.

    Some authors can write a subject I'm totally interested in (like smut) very badly and turn me off while others can do something I am on the fence about (like cathedral building) very well and produce one of my favorite books ever.

    As far as the original question...I am passionate about books but don't really get that worked up about anything. Maybe it's the medication.

    I also think "50 Shades" shows most women love some crazy semi-rough sex weather they want to admit it or not.
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    I will get a little insulted when people either won't read my favorites or don't enjoy them. For example, my boyfriend will not read Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia because they're kids' books (also the Christian allegory thing for Narnia). I just want them to give it a chance! However, if they give it a chance and don't like it, I get really defensive. So I take my favorites very seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    ... while others can do something I am on the fence about (like cathedral building) very well and produce one of my favorite books ever.
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    Totally agree, Matt. THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH was a fantastic book!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    "assaulted her with a bottle of steak sauce"
    "According to the Carlisle News & Star, the couple had been arguing and exchanging text messages before the sauce assault".
    "pleaded guilty to assault"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    No, it's not just a book. It's a idiocy and illiteracy in book format. It's proof that we'll take any SHIT media serves us and it'll sell millions. It's proof that general readership has taken a turn toward mediocrity and serious dumbing down of what was a beatiful form of expression and actual ART. It's almost like publishers are fucking with us... 'let's see if we can get away with this one?' or 'maybe they are THAT stupid.'

    50 Shades of Dumb is for soccer mommies and tweens who never actually tried S/M. The Twilight was a solid piece of literary work compared to this. I knew humanity is fucked when my mom bought this book.

    That bitch got off easy. Fuck her and fuck everyone else who supports this garbage. True authors who actually work on their art are getting shafted left, right and centre because of this shit.
    I can't believe I actually agree with you on this one. Perhaps her man misinterpreted her reading of S/M soft porn as she wanted some and started out with the bottle of steak sauce. NO, I don't believe she deserved it, and I am pretty sure you were tongue in cheek about meaning she deserved to be A-Sauce-saulted but, I agree overall with the rest of the intensity and theme of your commentary.

    As to the topic at hand, of course books are important. Art imitates life and vice versa. Unless you don't take life seriously, you should take books seriously. I think the relationship however had more critical issues than a philosophical disagreement about reading material however...
    People are always talking about truth.Everybody knows what the truth is,like it was toilet paper or somethin...All there is is bull*...One layer of bullshit on top of another...what you do in life...pick the layer of bull* that you prefer...

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    I scowl at every woman I see with a 50 Shades book in their hands. I take books very seriously and more people should take them seriously.
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