Girl Vs. Island: 50 Shades of Grey Hair Book Club
“Isn’t tonight your “50 Shades of Grey Hair” book club meeting?” asked my 18 year old daughter, smirk planted firmly on face.
And we laughed, and then I told her I was totally stealing that shit for my blog post.
This past week I had the distinct honor of being invited to the Tilghman Island Book Club meeting where the book “50 Shades of Grey” was being discussed. The meeting was taking place at the property next to where I rent my cottage. Honestly, as a “renter/non-island-native” type, I was thrilled and nervous. These real, non-transient island property owner women obviously had a pretty exclusive, long term club, and I was a little terrified that they would be able to see past my “charming for like ten minutes” exterior and directly into the soul of my “completely socially illiterate anxiety” interior.
I was instructed to wear something gray, and that the dinner food would be done (snicker) “in the theme of the book.” (When I mentioned this on Facebook, an editor friend of mine responded “How do you design a menu around bad writing?” which was pretty hysterical.)
Having been informed that the women “spend more time drinking wine than discussing the book,” I selected, purchased and chilled a bottle of “Ménage a Trois” and a bottle of “Entwine” to bring the hostess. Let’s call her Joan. Joan had asked what type of wine I drink, and I’d told her I don’t drink wine (unless it’s organic) because it triggers migraines for me. I told her I’d love to just walk over with a martini. She said she’d have a chilled martini glass ready for me. Nice. I brought a Tilghman Island Country store conveniently-sized bottle of Grey Goose that looked about 2 martinis’ worth, and a jar of blue cheese stuffed olives to add juice and complete my preferred Dirty Martini.
I got to the party (gray blouse, black skirt), she handed me the martini glass and right after I poured my drink, Joan asked me to lead the book discussion. I looked around nervously at the 12 women I’d never met before. I noted with appreciation the “Submissive Sausages” vs. “Dominant Dogs” before me.
12 thoughts on “Girl Vs. Island: 50 Shades of Grey Hair Book Club”
Dare I ask what next month's book is going to be?
Thanks for reminding me to order it! It's the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 🙂
I looked it up. "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a movie based off the book "These Foolish Things". But there is also a movie called "These Foolish Things" that is based off of a book called "There's a Porpoise Close Behind Us"… which creeps me out to much to follow the rabbit hole any deeper.
thanks for the warning!
Did thy happen to serve any "Handcuff Cakes" or some "Please Stop, No More" bow tie pasta?
I appreciate this kind of warning…Thanks a lo for sharing with us…
What were some questions asked about the book
was it offensive to women? which "supporting" character did you like best? who should play who in the movie? and one of my favorites was: who really has the power in a dominant/submissive relationship: the dom or the sub? also we talked about the anastasia-as-virgin issue, and whether or not there should've been more 'red room' scenes…
These girls are wild!!! you should check out my cooking classes!
Need to start going to book club again I am missing out. These are all great women and wonderful friends
IS THIS HENRY FROM TIBS? ok sorry i was shouting there for a second. Henry I would TOTALLY love to take a cooking class. Mainly since I have no idea how to cook! xoxoxo
LOVE the pic and the post. Book clubs have almost always sucked for me. Every one wants to talk about anything but the book. Not that I'm complaining about drinking a shit ton of wine. Problem is girls will be girls and then the backstabbing stupid stuff starts.
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