Barbara won a copy of Work of Art by Ruth Clampet a few weeks ago and assures me she loved the series. Until you read Work of Art, read more about Barbara.
What is your name? Barbara
Where are you from? New Jersey
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
A friend at work told me I HAD to read this book, then bought me a copy to make sure that I did!.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
I read the actual books but I also have ebooks as well as audio versions.
How many times have you read the series?
Too many to count. I mostly listen to it now.
Which is your favorite book in the series?
Probably Freed if I had to choose.
What is your favorite scene in the series?
The hospital scene after Jack’s attack, where Ana is hearing all the bits of conversation going on around her.
What is your favorite scene from Christian’s POV in Grey?
I loved reading/hearing his “inner thoughts” at random moments in the story. I loved that he lost control in the elevator & finally HAD to kiss her!
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author?
I tend to read “darker” stories. My favorite is Marissa Honeycutt. She has the “Life of Anna” series which is gut-wrenchingly good. I also enjoy Pepper Winters-all her books are wonderful, but her Indebted Series got to me. Anna Zaires’ “Twist Me” & Aleatha Roming’s “Consequence” series are both fantastic reads but not quite as dark as the others.
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
I would really love to know who SHE saw/imagined for each of the parts, since it was originally based off of “Twilight.” I’d also ask her about having her books turned into movies. I think she should have went with a cable-TV series that could have been truer to the books. She would have had much more leeway with a TV show rather than worrying about movie ratings (“R” vs “NC-17”).
Have you had any unique experiences because of your love of Fifty Shades of Grey?
I love all the fan groups that have popped up due to our love of the series, but I had NEVER heard of FanFiction prior to reading Fifty Shades. One day I just googled & found a story called “Fifty Shades of Taylor” which is basically 50 shades from his point of view, & it was fantastic. Now I follow quite a few stories there. I love all the different ideas these talented writers come up with. My favorite has to be “Fifty Shades of a Clusterf—K” by Evyn Rae Ward. Unbelievably good, funny, and romantic with just the right amount of kink.
What was your favorite scene in Fifty Shades of Grey The Movie?
I loved the elevator scene but was pissed they left out the toothbrush comment. I also liked the helicopter & soaring scenes.
What scene are you most looking forward to in Fifty Shades Darker The Movie?
The masked ball & the fight between Ana & Elena.
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