Friday, May 25, 2012

Yes, I Finished 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' No, I'm Not Reviewing It (Yet)


Last night I finished the last 120 pages of the first book in E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy. I desperately want to review it, BUT not until after I've read further into my other recent Barnes and Noble purchase: Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels. I have ideas about literary loss of virginity and other things that I think Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan can contribute to in a meaningful (and fun) way. So I'm even withholding a star rating on GoodReads until I can get all my thoughts together.

(FYI, the paperback's cheaper than the Kindle edition.) 

But without that review to share, I have a little bit of blogger's block. (Kind of - I have lots to share on Memorial Day.) So instead I'm stealing this chick's idea, which comes to me through creeping around ThePurpleJunkie's Tumblr. The first 20 songs in my phone, no matter how much they may embarrass me. This is my soul laid bare in musical format.

1. Nelly Furtado, "I'm Like a Bird"

2. Weezer, "Say It Ain't So"

3. Enrique Iglesias, "Bailamos"

4. Billie Holiday, "Willow Weep For Me"

5. Josh Turner, "Firecracker"

6. Zwan, "Honestly"

The name of this Zwan album is an ancient title for the mother-goddess

7. Santana, "Game of Love"

8. Melissa Etheridge, "Refugee"

9. Shonen Knife, "Burning Farm" ~ great Beltane song, btw

10. U2, "So Cruel"

11. Duran Duran, "I Don't Want Your Love" 

12. Puddle of Mud, "She Fucking Hates Me"

13. Shakira, "Suerte"  ~ yes, I know all the Spanish lyrics

14. Maroon 5, "Wake Up Call" ~ Christian Grey and Ana Steele could probably appreciate the Maroon 5 post Beauty Queens of Only 18 and Misery

15. The Spice Girls, "Last Time Lover"

16. Shonen Knife, "Butterfly Boy"

17. Train, "Meet Virginia"

18. Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"

19. P!nk, "Get the Party Started" ~ P!nk will be one of this year's Hanukkah Hotties 

20. Sinead O'Connor, "Regina Caeli" ~ and yes, I know the Latin lyrics ~ Catholic school, yo
NOT something they taught us in Catholic school.
So obviously, my songs haven't been updated in a good, long while. If they had, I'd be listening to "Watching You Watch Him" by Eric Hutchinson, my current song crush about a love triangle. It could be how Jose feels about watching Ana with Christian. 

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