Sunday, July 15, 2012

The NYT TOP 15 Best Selling Books for the week ending Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Ahhhhh!!! I'm LATE!!!! 
Hello Everyone!!! I extremely apologize for being LATE!!! Oh my! This is VERY unlike me, but I will attempt to explain!
My son is here for the weekend, so he and I have been visiting and goofing around, and just plain 'ol having FUN! So I apologize this post is late, but, I wouldn't trade it for the world!! Life is TOOOO short and our children grow up TOOO fast! In the blink of an eye they are grown! Adults! We find ourselves asking, "Where has the time gone?" Then we look in the mirror! OH, MY! I am NOT OLD! Yet, I HAVE aged! Oh, well, these were AWESOME aging years! 
So, back to 'this' post!
So, here we go!
I want to address one thing first. 
I NEVER gave it a thought as to what an IMPACT 'one' single book could make on the world with a book that has made it onto the NYT Best Seller List. I think this impact is so BIG because of the subject matter this book contains. Eroticism. This book has stayed there for MONTHS, and has caught the attention of this country at least, because of this subject matter of the book, and it has even been given a nickname of "Mommy Porn" here in the US and "Mummy Porn" in the UK. Disgusting! Come on, people! WHAT and WHY are we wasting our time reading this NON- literature? Even some MEN are making references towards women with this nickname directly TO women in a derogatory way! "I" have even fallen 'victim' of this accusation by some 'man on Twitter' to go read my 'mommy porn'! We are wasting our time, and some 'men' think this IS the way women WANT to be treated! This is ALL over a poorly written book, according to some of the reviewer's I have noticed! I saw one review with a title of "Who wrote this? A Teenager?" 
IF we purchased 'other books' rather than these that put women down SO terribly, think of how much BETTER this world would be! Wow! What a concept! Amazing!
Another thing. They say 'sex sells'. It SURE does! Society needs to QUIT thinking with the way the COULD feel, which is NOT realistic, and think with A CLEAR HEAD! 
Personally, I'm kind of tired of retyping this same 'ol book, over and over, week after week on this NYT Best Seller List. I 'could' look at this in a positive way of making my life 'easier' while typing up this post because I KNOW what the TOP 3 books ARE going to be and I could get a jump-start on typing it up! However, this is NOT what "I" want the WORLD to be reading! 
The issue I have with this book or all three books.  
The book/books I am referring to is "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E L James
I AM a little upset with this author for portraying women in the fashion she has with the content of these books with the female main character  I don't know the name of this character as I have not read any of these books, nor do I intend to, but I do know a little about the book from the description I have read about it on Amazon, and from coming across articles about this/these books here on the web, and from hearing about this book on television, too, of all places! I saw it on one of the morning talk shows, but cannot remember which one.
The genre of this/these books is Erotica. I don't read erotica as it is not a genre I enjoy. My preference in reading when it comes enjoyment is Contemporary Fiction, including chic-lit, women's fiction, popular fiction, Mysteries/Suspense/Thrillers, and a few others, too. 
I 'had' nothing against the genre until now. The female character is who I have a problem with. Why? "I" am a woman, and the content of this book reflects on me as a woman now, PUBLICLY as to what some people think, as I will go into more detail in a moment. I NEVER would have expected this genre would affect me/women, until last Saturday afternoon/evening when I was watching the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Race. 
Yes! I LOVE watching Nascar racing! How many of you would expect ME to like Nascar? Miss Girly-Girl here, who loves everything pink, lace, flowery, and bling-bling! I think you can tell by the look of my blog! Yes, I LOVE a GREAT race, too!
Okay, back to what I was writing about. So I got online and went to and I Tweet. I LOVE tweeting with others about the race as it is going on! It's a lot of fun to talk to others while the race is going on. So as I am tweeting, one man did not like what I had to say about something we all were talking about. He told me to get offline, go in my bedroom, and to read Fifty Shades of Grey, as that is where I belong. I came back with something smart to say back, which I probably should NOT have done, but I did. It DID shut him up, so whatever it was I said, it put him back in his place!
Hmmmm. I the more I thought about what he said, the more I thought about how many MORE people, or MEN, in particular, may think this same thing about women. 
This has just really been bothering me all week long that ONE book could set us women back SO much! Women have fought so hard to get where we are today that I DON'T want us to take 10 steps backwards JUST BECAUSE OF THIS BOOK!
I feel that a LOT of men, in particular, feel this may very well indeed be a reflection of us women, deep down inside. Men, 'some' of you, this is in YOUR FANTASIES! 
I am NOT alone in the way I feel. There are MANY articles written by other Bloggers out there that address this SAME degradation of women. Here's a GREAT article by another blogger: I LOVE her article! READ IT!
I ask ALL of you today, the MEN IN PARTICULAR, to PLEASE KNOW this/these books are NOT A REFLECTION OF WOMEN, AND, THIS BOOK IS A WORK OF "FICTION". Yes, this book IS FICTIONAL when it comes to women! Remember this!
I also have to wonder HOW MANY MEN HAVE 'REALLY' PURCHASED THIS BOOK FOR THEMSELVES? NOT JUST WOMEN!!! Yes, I'm calling the men on this one! The women are the ones getting accused here, so, MEN . . . FESS UP!
This is all I have to say about MY OPINION of this/these books. I feel I have covered everything I need to, and honestly, I feel SO much better! Let's MOVE ON NOW! We ARE OVER this book. Women get to STOP being downgraded and once again WOMEN NEED TO BE RESPECTED!
Thank you for taking the time to read my opinion of this/these books in particular! 
(No offense to the book or the author, either, this is just 'my experience' and MY OPINION.) 
P.S. The ratings of these books HAVE DROPPED since last week. They seem to drop further each week as time goes on. I would be willing to HOPE these books are going to start to fall lower in their ratings soon. Again, my opinion.

Now, onto the TOP 15 Best Selling Books for the week ending today, Suday, July 15th, 2012

Combined both PRINT AND EBOOK:

1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print book: $9.57
Ebook:      $9.99


2. Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, Book 2) by E L James
Print book: $9.57
Ebook:      $9.99


3. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print book $9.57
Ebook      $9.99

4. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Print book $15.00
Ebook:     $12.99


5. Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day

Print Book: $9.00
Ebook       $7.99

6. Criminal by Karen Slaughter 
Print Book:  $17.82
Ebook:        $12.99


7. Samurai Game (Game/Ghostwalker) by Christine Feehan
Print book: $7.99
Ebook:      $7.99


8. The Next Best Thing: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
Print book:  $16.97
Ebook:       $12.99


9. Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-volume Boxed Set by  E L James
Print Book:  $28.71
Ebook:       $29.99


10. The Litigators: A Novel by John Grisham
Print Book:  $10.88
Ebook:       $9.99


11. Echoes at Dawn (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks
Print Book:  $7.99
Ebook:       $7.99


12. The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire)
Print book:  $7.99

Ebook:       $2.99


13. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R R Martin
Print Book:  $9.99
Ebook:        $8.99


14.Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich
Print Book:  $18.16
Ebook:       $12.99

15. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Print Book: $8.99
Ebook:       $7.99

See you next weekend!

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