Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dr. Oz tells Us Why Men Should Read Fifty Shades of Grey

For all the men who think 50 Shades is silly or irrelevant, I challenge your beliefs. There’s an enormous amount you can learn in its 514 pages about yourself as a sexual being and your role as a romantic partner to the woman in your life.

After devouring the book over a long weekend, I was pleased with the results of my “psychological study.” Through it, I gained great insight into what women want out of men and how we can be better lovers. For the sake of brevity, I’ve outlined what I learned in the bullet points below:

-Women need to feel valued: Men often take their female partners for granted. This is especially true when the couple has been together for a while. Men need to stay attentive to the details of their partner’s lives and consciously value them as human beings.

-It’s okay for men to be vulnerable and sensitive: Women love men for their strengths and for their vulnerabilities. By sharing their emotional vulnerabilities, men will strengthen their romantic relationships.

-Sex is an important communication tool in a relationship: Sex is not a mechanical act. It’s a way partners communicate their desires for and respect of one another.

-Sex is a whole lot more than penetration: Women want romance. Know that the journey is more important than the destination. Slow down and enjoy the scenery along the way.

-Intimacy demands trust: At the heart of romantic relationships is an intimacy that is borne of trust. Women must be able to trust their men. This requires their men to be trustworthy.

While 50 Shades has a great sexual content, it also has great insight to enable men to be better partners, lovers and friends to their romantic partners. It’s a book that’s entertaining and enlightening, sexy and stimulating. Most importantly, it’s a book that need not be reserved for women only. Men can learn a great deal from it’s content. I certainly did.

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Anna Kendrick Dodges Question About Fifty Shade of Grey

Anna Kendrick Dodges Questions About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Film On 'Watch What Happens: Live'

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the hottest thing to hit bookstores in a long time, and fans are already excited about who will make the story come to life on the big screen. One viewer of "Watch What Happens: Live" griled Anna Kendrick about the possibility of her playing the lead in the film.

Kendrick is considered a frontrunner for the project, according to Celebuzz, which doesn't even have writers lined up to adapt the novel into a screen play yet. As for Kendrick, she dodged the question pretty well, answering simply that she hadn't read the book yet.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey Becomes Best-selling British Book of All Time!


Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more than 5.3 million copies making it the best-selling British book of all time. According to figures released by its publisher the second and third books in the trilogy have sold around 3.6 million and 3.2 million copies respectively.

E.L James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY becomes the bestselling British book of all time! The trilogy has sold over 12 million copies nationwide.


'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author Creates Classical Album

Fifty Shades of Grey fans will soon have music to get kinky by!

EMI Classics has announced it will release Fifty Shades of Grey - The Classical Album, a 15-track album featuring classical music personally selected by author E. L. James and referenced in the best-selling Fifty Shades trilogy.

EMI says the music "aims to provide the perfect accompaniment to the Fifty Shades reading experience, setting a mysterious and alluring atmosphere with just the slightest hint of danger..."

Says James in the announcement: "I am thrilled that the classical pieces that inspired me while I wrote the Fifty Shades Trilogy are being brought together in one collection for all lovers of the books to enjoy." 

The track listing:

1. Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet (Mady Mesplé, Danielle Millet)

2. Bach: Adagio from Concerto #3 BWV 974 (Alexandre Tharaud)

3. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias #5 - Cantilena (Barbara Hendricks)

4 . Verdi: La Traviata Prelude (Riccardo Muti / Philharmonia Orchestra)

5. Pachelbel: Canon in D (Sir Neville Marriner/ Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)

6. Tallis: Spem in Alium (The Tallis Scholars)

7. Chopin: Prelude #4 in E minor, Largo (Samson François)

8. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 - Adagio Sostenuto(Cecile Ousset, Sir Simon Rattle / CBSO)

9. Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis(Sir Adrian Boult / LPO)

10. Canteloube: Chants d'auvergne, Bailero (Arleen Auger)

11. Chopin: Nocturne #1 in B-flat minor (Samson François)

12. Faure: Requiem - In Paradisum (Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury)

13. Bach: Goldberg Variation - Aria (Maria Tipo)

14. Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (Moura Lympany)

15. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Alexis Weissenberg)