26th Birthday!

Guess what today is….

… That’s right.

It’s my birthday!

Happy Birthday

I saw something on Pinterest many months ago. Man, it seems like a lifetime ago. Well kinda, I’ve had it marked on my calendar for a long time. Haha. I can’t even remember what board I saw it on, who came up with it, or anything. I just remember the basic idea.

So the idea is to showcase what you were reading (x) years ago on your birthday. I started Goodreads in 2012, so I can only go back that far. I think the original prompt suggested five years ago, but yeah.

***If you know who this person is, please let me know so I can give them credit. I wish I would have saved the pin.

Actually, there is nothing on my exact birthday that I was reading at the time. Back then, it would take me months to finish a book. Or maybe a month. Or a couple days if I was really into it. However, this book is one I started a week after my birthday, and finished a week later.

That being said, do not be surprised about the rating. While Iย love the book (and the movie), my rating would be tougher if I were to reread it. Mind you, at the time, I rated books based on how much I liked the plot. Not the characters. Not the composition. Since then, my ratings have changed.

I cannot believe this was four years ago. Wow. Moving on…

The Book I Read Four Years Ago Is:

Fifty Shades of Grey

So… What did you guys think? What is your opinion ofย Fifty Shades of Grey?ย 

Stayed tuned for my birthday next year to find out what I was reading in 2013.


Currently | March

State of the ARC


  1. What a cool idea!!! Hopefully that pin will come up again ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      I sure hope so too! I cannot believe I didn’t save the pin!

  2. That is a really cool idea. I hate Fifty Shades. Not only was it poorly written, but E.L. James did a HUGE disservice to that particular subculture.

    My main fuss is that Christian Grey is portrayed as this swoon worthy dude into the kink, and NO. NO HE IS NOT. He’s a mentally damaged rich dude battling domestic abuse tendencies, and takes advantage of a clean slate girl. That’s all it is. Its a rich abuser versus a poor naive girl.

    1. …..and I’m a toe-rag who forgot the most important thing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

      1. Kendra Kendra says:

        Haha, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Kendra Kendra says:

      Yeah, I can see your point. I totally get he’s mentally damaged, and it definitely gives the culture a bad reference, but I still fell for him. Haha. I love the meme that was floating around saying how it’s only romantic because he’s a billionaire. Otherwise it would be something of a Criminal Minds episode! It’s hilarious, but oh so true! ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. Yeah, that one cracked me up too

  3. Happy birthday! And posting what you were reading on previous birthdays is a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚
    I haven’t read and of the Shades books. I read a sample and new that the way it was written would annoy me even if the plot is great. I seem to be in the minority though given how amazingly popular they are!

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Aww, thank you! I liked all of them, but I have not read Grey yet though.

  4. Happy Birthday!!! I liked Fifty Shades and if I had been writing book reviews at the time probably would have given it a 3.5 or 4 although the second and third stories were better than the first. I also thought that there was a lot of character development through the trilogy. Did you happen to read Grey?

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Thank you! I do agree the second and third stories were much better than the first. No, I haven’t read Grey yet, but it is on my never ending list. Lol!

      1. You’re welcome! and same, I guess I’ll get to it eventually

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰ About Fifty Shades though, I think that I will never read that series…EVER. It’s just not for me and I just don’t like it in general thought but I don’t judge other people’s opinion about it also haha.

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha, nice. It’s all good!

  6. Avatar Random Reads says:

    Happy birthday!! What a cool idea! I’ve never read Fifty Shades of Grey and don’t know if I plan to.

    1. Kendra Kendra says:

      Haha, thank you!

      1. Avatar Random Reads says:

        You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜€

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