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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey exposes erotica to women readers

Fifty Shades of Grey has joined the likes of Lady Chatterly's Lover and Tropic of Cancer in the annals of erotic books. It's been banned by the libraries of Brevard County, Fla. as just too dirty for the local citizenry to consume. more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 5/9/2012 4:15:51 PM -08:00 )

Fifty Shades of Grey exposes erotica to women readers
Fifty Shades of Grey exposes erotica to women readersBy Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY What's happening to the sex lives of American women when an erotic trilogy focused on kinky sex becomes a top seller? The books in question explicitly describe bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism (BDSM) as a more
USA TODAY ( 5/9/2012 3:39:12 PM -08:00 )

'Fifty Shades' too steamy for some library shelves
By TAMARA LUSH Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all, saying it's too steamy or too poorly written. Even in the age of e-books and more
BusinessWeek ( 5/9/2012 2:37:24 PM -08:00 )

Steamy 'Fifty Shades' banned from some library shelves
AP May 9, 2012 4:12PM FILE- This file combo made of book cover images provided by Vintage Books shows the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy by best-selling author EL James. Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy “Fifty more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 5/9/2012 1:27:45 PM -08:00 )

'Fifty Shades of Grey' getting yanked from some library shelves
by Stephan Lee EL James' kinky bondage-themed Fifty Shades trilogy is still finding a massive audience — the three books currently occupy the top spots on The New York Times best-seller list — but if you live in Wisconsin, Georgia, or Florida, more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 5/9/2012 1:02:48 PM -08:00 )

'Fifty Shades' to steamy for some library shelves
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all. The libraries are saying it's too erotic or too poorly written. more
CBS News ( 5/9/2012 11:42:18 AM -08:00 )

Fifty Shades of Grey banned from Florida libraries
Fifty Shades of Grey banned from Florida librariesIt's the fastest selling book of the year in the UK but British author EL James's erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey is just too pornographic for residents of Brevard County, Florida, according to local librarians. The book, which traces the more
The Guardian ( 5/9/2012 12:50:04 AM -08:00 )

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Nutrition Footnotes
My writer friend Catherine and I were discussing books. "I had to get a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey," she reported. "Everyone is going on and on about it but I don't see what all the fuss is about." I had not heard about the fuss but once she started more
Huffington Post ( 5/8/2012 12:20:14 PM -08:00 )

Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Too Hot For An R Rating?
Is 'They are going to have to balance the sexy versus the smutty,' one expert tells MTV News of fine line between R and NC-17. By Christina Garibaldi (@ChristinaMTV) Millions of readers can't put down EL James' erotic novel, which started out as fan more
MTV.com ( 5/8/2012 12:04:44 PM -08:00 )

'50 Shades of Grey' author charms LI fans
Books Newsday > Entertainment > Books Print Aa '50 Shades of Grey' author charms LI fans Originally published: May 7, 2012 9:05 PM Updated: May 7, 2012 10:15 PM By BETH WHITEHOUSE beth.whitehouse@newsday.com Author EL James charmed a room of 400 women more
Newsday ( 5/7/2012 5:10:27 PM -08:00 )

This Is What Everyone Is Talking About?! Befuddled by '50 Shades'
As my nine-year-old catches a glimpse of just the title (fear not readers, he sees no more than that), he mutters, "What a dumb name for a book!" The title, however, turns out to be the best part. As I read the first 50 pages of 50 Shades of Grey, more
Huffington Post ( 5/7/2012 2:58:55 PM -08:00 )

EL James basks in 'Fifty Shades' of sudden success
EL James basks in By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Halfway through a two-week tour to promote Fifty Shades of Grey, British author EL James is 50 shades of shellshocked about the supercharged success of her erotic trilogy. By Forrest MacCormack, for USA TODAY EL more
USA TODAY ( 5/7/2012 2:07:16 PM -08:00 )

EL James has her fans wanting more
EL James signs a book for a fan in Bethesda, Md., on Friday. The author's first book, Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel about a college student who enters a submissive sexual relationship with a handsome young billionaire. more
USA TODAY ( 5/7/2012 2:07:15 PM -08:00 )

Fifty Shades of Grey Pulled From Florida Library Shelves: "We Don't Collect Porn"
Fifty Shades of Grey Pulled From Florida Library Shelves: "We DonThen best to stay away from the Brevard County Public Library system—"all of a 'handful' of copies" of the erotic thriller were yanked from the county's library stacks last week. "It's quite simple — it doesn't meet our selection criteria," Cathy more
E! Online ( 5/7/2012 11:59:32 AM -08:00 )

Jennifer Love Hewitt Up For Playing Anastasia In Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jennifer Love Hewitt Up For Playing Anastasia In Fifty Shades Of GreyJennifer Love Hewitt is ready to throw her hat in the ring for the female lead in "Fifty Shades of Grey." "I wanna be Anastasia so badly," "The Client List" star and executive producer told Access Hollywood's Jill Martin on Wednesday at the Lifetime more
Yahoo! Canada Shine ( 5/9/2012 4:34:31 PM -08:00 )

'50 Shades of Grey' Is Setting Women Up to Suffer in Love
I'll readily admit that -- like most women in America right now -- I'm engrossed in EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. No shame here! Knowing that it began as Twilight fan fiction, I can't help but envision Christian Grey as RPatz and Anastasia more
The Stir ( 5/9/2012 4:31:21 PM -08:00 )

'Fifty Shades of' ... banned
By Tamara Lush AP Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all, saying it's too steamy or too poorly written. Even in the age of e-books and more
Oak Ridger ( 5/9/2012 4:30:02 PM -08:00 )

my take on fifty shades
I'll just put it out there.... I've read Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I've read the second one, too and I'm half way done with the third. Curiosity got the best of me after I heard about it in every corner of my life and I just had to know what it more
Siftings Herald (blog) ( 5/9/2012 4:12:07 PM -08:00 )

'Fifty Shades of Grey' for Mother's Day?
I first heard about Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-selling trilogy by British author EL James, while having lunch with my parents. "I just started reading it," my mother said excitedly. "Barbara Walters was talking about it on The View. more
OC Weekly ( 5/9/2012 4:05:54 PM -08:00 )

Wait list for steamy novel signals a long, hot summer
By Frank Cerabino I walked into the Lake Worth Public Library on Wednesday and achieved what I had only imagined, minutes earlier, to be impossible. I found an available-for-checkout copy of the erotic best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. more
Palm Beach Post ( 5/9/2012 3:44:36 PM -08:00 )