I decided to post about “Fifty Shades of Grey” over at Civil Religion. I haven’t actually read the books, so feel free to throw fruit at me for being the kind of person who writes about books she hasn’t read. I did try to be well prepared, though. In fact, at one point today I thought, “I’ve now read so many excerpts and summaries I might as well have just read the darn things.” I’d like to talk about the whole love story narrative and the themes therein, but I won’t do that without reading the books completely. And I don’t plan to do that unless they release a PG13 version. I’ve already read enough about spanking postcare, thank you very much.
All that to say that I’m tuckered out from working on the post at Civil Religion. I don’t want to start all over here. So if you’re interested, please go there to read my thoughts on the subject.