Late last week as I was covering a break at Cash/Wrap, a lady came up with 20 copies of that lousy “Fifty Shades of Grey” book. She was buying them all, she said, for a Fifty Shades Party. I sighed inwardly.

It’s great that people are still buying books and reading and all that happy fun-fun stuff, but does it have to be Mommy-porn?

I think it’s turning into a pattern. We have an arguably good series of books that gets mega popular (Harry Potter), then an arguably trashy series of books follow (Twilight), then another good (Hunger Games), and now this Fifty Shades mess.