NAUGHTY and sensual books were on show at the Queanbeyan Library on Monday in an effort to attract more people to the lost art of reading.
The animated and playful actress, Amanda Muggleton, visited the library to promote her new show The Book Club, coming to The Q next month.
Muggleton has walked on stilts, juggled, breathed fire, and appeared naked on stage throughout her extensive, forty-five year arts career in Australia, and is particularly well-known for her leading role in Shirley Valentine.
She incorporates sexy titles like 50 Shades of Grey and The Slap into her new venture, but said the show appealed to a wide audience.
"The play is more about people than books," Ms Muggleton said.
"Meredith is a character that everyone can recognise, the type of person who is teaching English at a very exclusive girl's school and attending the opera."
However some classic literature is involved.
"Seeing book stores' going under is heartrending. We cannot lose our libraries, they are majestic," she said.
"Before we adopted it to 50 Shades of Grey and The Slap, we had Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Wild Swans, and The English Patient."
But with more people seemingly interested in film and television, it may not be long until Muggleton takes another direction, planning on starring in an Annie production next year.
"More people watch films now rather than go to the theatre. My agent is encouraging me to follow this trend," she said.
"I even heard that the (former) prime minister Julia Gillard is into Game of Thrones," she said.
And when it comes to her character in the play, Deborah, it is evident what her favourite television show is.
"If I'm going to have something in-between my legs, while I'm fantasizing about Simon Baker from The Mentalist, I want it to be more stimulating than an exercise bike."