I understand the awkwardness of reading an erotic novel like Fifty Shades of Grey on the subway. That’s why I’ve come up with this craftacular DIY manual, to guide you through reading it without anyone knowing the better.
Operation: Wrap Around
Reader: This is the ideal solution for someone with few resources and little time.
Tactic: If you’re not concerned about damaging the spine of the novel, wrap the front cover around the back to block the sultry title from the wide-eyed grandmother sitting in priority seating. If cracking the binding is a concern, consider the following: if you’re standing, face a wall so the title of the novel is blocked from other passengers and if you’re sitting down, balance the book on the top of your thighs. Disclaimer: If you choose the latter, it might be slightly uncomfortable to read the text at this jarring angle but your objective will be fulfilled and judgemental riders won’t know you’re reading about The Red Room of Pain.
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I’m nearly finished reading the glorious novel Fifty Shades of Grey but now I wish I waited a couple weeks so I could read it while listening to this soundtrack. Author EL James curated the songs that Anastasia “Submissive” Steele and Christian “Dominant” Grey would listen during their saucy BDSM affair, on YouTube.
The playlist includes Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire,” along with some classical picks. She conveniently included the specific scenes that the song would play over, for instance, Ana listens to Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”when she’s driving back to WSU.
We’ll just have to see if they end up using any of the tracks in the anticipated movie. Unfortunately Emma Watson nixed rumours that she’s playing our main heroine, though Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder said he’d be up for playing Christian Grey.
What do you think of the playlist? What song would you want to hear in the movie?