Will You Read Trouble & Triumph?

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TI has released the sequel to his first novel Power & Beauty earlier this month. I read Power & Beauty and seeing as it ended on a cliffhanger I’m actually quite excited to read Trouble & Triumph. Urban novels usually aren’t my cup of tea but I have made some exceptions in the past and won’t mind making another for Trouble and Triumph.

I wouldn’t call Power & Beauty a literary masterpiece but it did hold my attention and I did find it entertaining. Most of the books I start reading I never finish so the fact that I finished it at all speaks volumes. I have hopes for Trouble & Triumph.

What do you think? Have you read Power & Beauty? Will you read Trouble & Triumph?

Will You Read the Casual Vacancy?

Author JK Rowling announced back in February that she would be writing a book for adults.  The book “The Casual Vacancy” is about how the sudden death of fictional councilman Barry Fairweather shakes up his small hometown of Pagford.  The official release date is set for Sept 27, 2012.

Personally I think it’s cool that JK Rowling decided to write a novel for adults.  As I mentioned in my Fifty Shades of Grey post I’m a bit of a sci-fi fan.  Though I’ve enjoyed other sci-fi series still I’ve yet to read anything written as well as the Harry Potter series.  I’m excited to see how she’ll do writing in a new genre.

So what do you think? Will you be reading the Casual Vacancy?

So What’s All The Hoopla About?

I was watching a talk show one morning as I was getting ready for work. They were talking about the latest craze to hit romance/erotica readers everywhere….the Fifty Shades of Grey triolgy. I tried to get into it but honestly I’m not that into romance or erotica myself. I’m more of a sci fi kind of chick. I only made it about halfway through the book before giving it up. I couldn’t help but wonder to myself what was all the hype about? But let’s get back to that later.

This talkshow was discussing how reading Fifty Shades of Grey has inspired married couples and people in long term relationships to get a little freakier in the bedroom. Apparently the sex toy industry has been booming since this book hit the market. Now before I continue about the talk show let me give a little background info on the basic premise of Fifty Shades of Grey for those who don’t already know.  It’s basically about this suave super rich guy who seduces a young college grad and introduces her to a whole world of kinky sex. They somehow manage to fall in love with each other in the process.

Keeping this in mind, the thing I really noticed about the people on the talk show though is that most of them had been married for many years and were probably bored to death with their marriages. It just seems like they were craving some good excitement. I couldn’t help but wonder if this is a huge part of why this book is so popular. Are people just bored in their relationships, or generally unsatisfied with their love lives and living vicariously through Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey? What do you think?