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Flowchart Friday: 50 Shades of Grey Edition

Brenna Clarke Gray

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Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

Should you read 50 Shades of Grey? It’s always a hard decision when you’re wondering whether or not to buy into the NEXT BIG THING the publishing world throws at us.  Sometimes, it’s awesome (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, you guys rocked).  Sometimes, it’s good for a laugh (Mr. Dan Brown, come on down). Sometimes, it’s awful beyond words (Twilight, I’m looking at you). But regardless of those outcomes, sometimes it’s just to be able to have something to say about something lots of people have something to say about.

I think we humans call that community.

Be that as it may, you can’t jump on every bandwagon going. There’s not enough time and too many lovely books to read. So I made you a flowchart to help you decide if 50 Shades of Grey is right for you.