Hotel Replaces Bible With ‘50 Shades of Grey’

by InvestorPlace Staff | July 30, 2012 10:18 am

Hotel Replaces Bible With ‘50 Shades of Grey’

If you walked into a guest room at the Damson Dene Hotel — a scenic, friendly lodging option in the Lake District of northwest England — in the past, the Bible was available for your reading pleasure. Recently, though, the owner decided it was inappropriate[1] to have a religious book in the rooms.

The replacement?

The popular, erotic (and apparently more hotel appropriate) novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Quite a change of pace, I’d say.

The owner insists the switch was inspired by the novel’s popularity[2] and was meant to be fun, but the hotel still has received some complaints.

If popularity is indeed the goal, the highly-anticipated, steamy serial novel[3] “Because You Are Mind” could be an appealing choice for a bedside book, once the “Fifty Shades of Grey” fad dies down.

Other hotels have made similar moves toward modernity, as some swapped the hotel-room Bible[4] for Amazon‘s (NASADAQ:AMZN[5]) Kindle.

But don’t worry, the Bible is still be available for guests at the Damson Dene front desk if the dirty romance genre isn’t their thing.

-Alyssa Oursler, InvestorPlace Editorial Assistant

 

 

Endnotes:
  1. decided it was inappropriate: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/367348/20120726/50-shades-grey-fifty-bible-hotel-england.htm
  2. the novel’s popularity: http://investorplace.com/2012/03/fifty-shades-of-grey-is-an-e-book-blockbuster/
  3. highly-anticipated, steamy serial novel: http://investorplace.com/2012/07/hot-novel-the-new-fifty-shades-of-grey/
  4. swapped the hotel-room Bible: http://investorplace.com/2012/07/hotel-swaps-bibles-for-kindles/
  5. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN

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