11 July 2012, 17:34
Hey fellow Nightshifters, I hope you’re well. I wish I could add, “and enjoying Summer” but I guess that would be a little too optimistic even for me.
Truth is I’m literally dragging myself away from the so called “Read of the Year” to complete this week’s short and hopefully engaging update in the life and times of a Nightshift Presenter. Yes you’re spot-on if you’ve come to the quick conclusion that I’m referring to the phenomenon that is: Fifty Shades of Grey!! One million kindle readers can’t be wrong, or can they?
Anastasia meets the dominant Christian Grey in a series of mind blowing sexual adventures and I can hardly control my excitement and anticipation Lol. However to be serious for one moment I’m not convinced this is anything more salacious than a typical Barbara Cartland romance dressed-up in a colourful pair of crotchless panties! (I’m not being too rude I hope). Truthfully I’m already nine chapters into the book and I can’t quite see what all the hoo ha is about, but I’m nosey and therefore in the interests of professional research I’ll continue to the bitter end! Lol.
One peculiar episode happened midway through the week when I started to flick through the book in a reputable Ice-Cream Cafeteria on Byres Road in Glasgow’s west-end. I somehow sensed an atmosphere, an ambience in the room as I settled down to learn what I could about the books two main characters and it was only then that I realised I was being watched. I was attracting more than a little attention as I innocently held up my paperback copy of 50 Shades. “I’ve made a huge mistake” I said to myself, I genuinely felt like an alien from another planet, people were poking one another in the ribs and pointing in my direction, “Heavens above, look look, an alpha-male engrossed in this kind of filth Ha! Surely it’s a girl’s novel!” The only way to read this romp peacefully, especially if you’re a bloke is to invest in the kindle and I might just consider it after those fairly embarrassing few moments hiding behind a frothy coffee in Nardini’s!
Evidently any man reading this titillating nonsense in public is frankly unacceptable. So with this in mind I’m off back to the comfort of Duvet-land as I continue to follow the sexual exploits of our two consenting companions Mr. Grey and Miss Steele as their physical tension heightens! As for me, I can only hope that my heart can stand up to the strain for a few more days. Lol
Have a very good week, catch you soon on the STV Nightshift.
Last updated: 11 July 2012, 17:38