What novel would you like to have in your hotel nightstand?

Michele - posted on 07/14/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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A British hotel has replaced the Gideon Bible with Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't typically look at the Gideon Bible in a hotel, but probably wouldn't like that one in a hotel nightstand either, especially since I am usually traveling with kids.

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Krista - posted on 07/15/2012

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The problem with putting anything too interesting is that it'll likely develop legs. I say, skip the literature, and just provide hotel guests with free newspapers.

Michele - posted on 07/14/2012

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I think I would like something with short stories or a magazine more than mummy porn ;)

Maybe a book of poems.

Jane - posted on 07/15/2012

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I definitely wouldn't want either the bible or fifty shades of grey - both poorly written books of fiction in my opinion!!!

I think I'd rather have book of short stories - that way you wouldn't get into a book but not be able to finish it and have to go out and buy the book to find out how it ends! Maybe the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (they were all short stories) or Twisted by Jeffrey Deaver (a brilliant modern day crime thriller writer).

Or stories by new writers we may not have heard of before - a way to get them out there and people talking about them. The publishers could even put a feedback form asking for people to review them.

MeMe---(Past And Present) - posted on 07/15/2012

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Doesn't matter to me what is there. I wouldn't be reading it anyhow. ;)



Side Note: Fifty Shades of Grey (fifty shades of dark and fifty shades of light) was an excellent book. I skipped all the sex parts, it was more about the "story line", for me.

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Sylvia - posted on 07/17/2012

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Something better written than that :P :P

I agree that short stories would be good, since you're not likely to be there long enough to read a whole novel. I *personally* would love to arrive in a hotel room and find it stocked with the works of Lois McMaster Bujold, Kate Elliott, Jane Austen, and Terry Pratchett, but we can't get what we want all the time ;)

Johnny - posted on 07/16/2012

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I'm with those who wouldn't read either. I have read the bible, and wouldn't bother doing it again. I have no plans to read 50 Shades, it doesn't sound like my kind of erotica. If I am planning to read, I bring my own book. Although short stories, magazines or newspapers are always a nice touch, just in case....

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/16/2012

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Nothing really. If I am in a hotel, I am there to sleep or fuck. I don't give a shit what book in the nightstand. I have other priorities, and it usually does not involve reading. But I will say, I think that is totally lame this book "50 shades" is going into nightstands at hotels. I mean, give me a break.

Krista - posted on 07/15/2012

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I usually just bring my own book or magazine. Having to choose between the Bible or 50 Shades of Crappy Writing? I can think of a few worse experiences (a pap smear with a salt-encrusted cheese grater, perhaps), but not many.

Mrs. - posted on 07/15/2012

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Thank God for ebooks. There is no need to resort to reading 50 Shades of Grey or the Bible when bored in a hotel.

Stifler's - posted on 07/15/2012

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I'd want short stories how can you have time to finish 50 Shades of Grey on a holiday? I don't go somewhere to plan on sitting around in the hotel the entire time.

Tracey - posted on 07/15/2012

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The problem with having that kind of book in a hotel room is thinking about all the people who have stayed there before you and read it. I don't want to know what they have got up to after reading mummy porn in bed.

Elfrieda - posted on 07/14/2012

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Something classic, like a Charles Dickens or Jane Austen. That way you can start it and then find it at any library to continue, plus you're not reading garbage.

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