I thought about it, I did. After all, 50 Shades of Grey is a self-publishing phenom – a book that sold more than 3 million copies (electronic and paperback) in the first month it was released by Vintage (and that’s not counting its previous self-published sales). Everybody is talking about it – honestly, I was starting to feel a little left out.
I’ve read a couple of posts from the Christian/Biblical perspective about why some have chosen not to read 50 Shades, but I have to tell you, the reason I decided not to read it isn’t because I’m a Christian or because the Bible tells me I shouldn’t. I don’t know the Bible well enough to support an argument like that (I’m reading the Old Testament through for the first time right now, and I’ve gotten as far as Nahum– I’m on the “Bible in 900 Days” plan).
So…here are the real reasons I’m not reading 50 Shades of Grey:
What about you? Will you read 50 Shades of Grey (I’m not judging, I swear!)? And if no, why not?