I started a teacher book club, and a friend of mine (also a church lector) is involved in a teacher book club at her school in another parish. They just read the book. I had already heard it was "mommy porn," so I'm not interested. My chiropractor said that he saw several women reading it at his clinic, so he looked it up to see what it was about. He's a Christian, and he said he now worried about those female patients who were reading it. I mentioned that if my book club wanted to read that book, I would just skip that month, then bring the Bible the next month. ;) Yes, I believe reading "erotic literature" is sinful, just as watching erotic scenes in movies is sinful. Now, if you don't know a movie has something like that in it, and you skip through it, then I think that's okay, as long as you don't dwell over it and let it be lustful. I think it would be extremely difficult to NOT lust whlie reading "erotic literature," plus those scenes would always be in your mind. We all know that women tend to struggle more with sexual fantasies, so this is just feeding into it, IMO.
These are all good comments, thanks. The book, as you noted, is being read by many who consider themselves good Christians. I suspect it's along the lines of watching Sex in the City or True Blood. Although, I somehow missed that women struggle with sexual fantasies than men. How do I not know this?