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June 24: I’m gonna beat you to 50 Shades Of Grey!

on June 25, 2012

***Cue Mission Impossible theme music***

dun dun dun, dun dun-dun, dun dun dun, dun dun-dun, dunnadun!

Tamika and I embarked on a mission today, and obviously it is one of mammoth proportions. What are we trying to achieve? Ownership of 50 Shades Of Grey.

Yesterday, Big W had literally hundreds of copies of the first book. Obviously, hundreds of women needing some “alone-time” with this book converged on Big W and they were sold out. Next stop?  Target… KMart… Woolies… Coles… Dymocks… Second Hand book stores… everywhere from Albury to Wangaratta were sold out. It appears that there is not one single freakin’ book available in this whole area.


I don’t know anything about this book other than that it is pretty soft core po-… ahhh, stimulation. But, I am going to say that this E. L James is one happy mofo right now. School girls to librarians to grandmothers are all reading the book and the two following it.

According to someone who works in a store that sold these, this is happening more than you would think:

I don’t want to buy the books on iTunes, as that means I can read them only my iPhone which kills my eyes and is kind of annoying. I don’t want to order the books from an online site, as that can take up to two weeks to get here and I’m just not that patient. I can’t get the PDF to work on my E-Reader and I’m at the stage where I have asked for the books on a local recycle site, and offered Daniels left nut for it!

Tamika and I were ready to go on a 150km round-trip roadie to get the books – the frustration on our faces at not being able to find anything but a great empty rack must have been comical to anyone else.

According to the stores when they were rung, KMart in Wangaratta has gone through 3 pallets of the books this week alone. BigW in Wang and Lavington have gone through 1.5 Pallets. KMart in Albury has gone through 2 Pallets.

There are no copies of any of the three books in my whole area and a 100km radius around us.

I think I know why. Edward Cullen, move on over sucker. Your sparkling fairy-ness is no match for 50 Shades of Grey!

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5 responses to “June 24: I’m gonna beat you to 50 Shades Of Grey!

  1. Book lover says:

    The books are meant to be horribly written, seems to me just a cheap excuse for women to get off, according to my sources. Nothing wrong if your looking for that entertainment, but If your looking for literary genius you should try Cecila Ahern, or The Book Thief.

    • Kloi-Jayd says:

      If you don’t know for yourself, how can you judge it?
      I have some Cecilia Ahern books, as well as a tonne by Jodi Piccoult. A bit of light reading never hurt anyone, horribly written or not. If it’s a brain number, then thats a good thing right now! Hahah
      Have a great day, and thanks for reading!

    • avidreader says:

      I totally agree book lover! If I want a porn fix, Ill go to club x. If I want a good book Ill read something thats written well and stimulates my brain and not other parts of my anatomy 😉

  2. Completely agree.. my view has changed completely since reading the first book which I have to admit I couldn’t put down. However, it is laughable when you get to the third book and this hot shot, successful, domineering man, won’t even let Ana tickle him because he was never tickled as a child or some other weak reason. It all started getting a bit too easy to laugh at!

    http://bridgetnerdyjones.wordpress.com/
    Take a look… talk about 50 shades quite a bit

    • Kloi-Jayd says:

      i havent read the third book yet, only half way through the second; ill check you out when ive finished the third so we can discuss!
      thanks for reading xxx

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