This week I’m interviewing Blia, just because she’s cool!
What is your name? Blia Hoopes. It can be hard name to pronounce for most people. Often times I get called Leah a lot!
Where are you from? Pasco, WA. Only 3 hours east of Seattle, WA.
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
Funny you should ask that! I feel like I have this whole story behind my reading of Fifty Shades of Grey. First of all, I’m quite surprise that not one of my book friends has attempted to recommend Fifty Shades of Grey to me! Second of all, I feel like I was the last person to find out about Fifty Shades of Grey. So now you’re wondering how it all happened? This is how it happened: I was driving to work one day and just so happened to turn the radio on (which I normally never do). The host and co-host were talking and bashing this book called Fifty Shades of Grey. Being an avid reader that I am, I told myself I’m going to read this book despite what they were saying about it. I mean everyone is entitle to their own opinion and I may or may not share their same opinion plus I wanted to see what all the hype was all about. At the time I didn’t realize how hugely popular it was nor had I any clue that this book contained BDSM. Anyway, the rest is history.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
I read Fifty Shades of Grey in an ebook form. It was actually the first book I’ve purchased since owning an ipad.
Which is your favorite book in the series?
My favorite book in this series happens to be the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey. I absolutely love the story line and the romance that was brewing between Ana and Christian. It was beautiful!
What is your favorite scene in the series?
That’s such a hard question because there are so many that I love but if I must choose, it would have to be when he flies to Georgia to see Ana. Little did he know that he was falling for her.
How many times have you read the series?
I’ve read this series at least a handful of times and have gone back to read certain scenes more than I have fingers and toes.
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author?
What an unfair question as I have too many. (Drawing a name out of a hat.) And the winner is: Christina Lauren. I heart these two lovelies. I love their Beautiful Bastard series. I especially love Beautiful Stranger. That Max Stella is sugar. He is so gentle and sweet.
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
(I should do a bit of a research and find out if she’s been asked these 2 questions already but I’m not going to.) My 2 questions would be: 1) Why the name Christian Grey? 2) Will any future male protagonist that she writes top Christian?
Crissy knows the answer to question # 1 – it’s in the comments section of this post
What scene are you most looking forward to in Fifty Shades of Grey The Movie?
Seriously there’s just too many to choose! (Drawing a scene out of a hat.) It’s the bike scene. For a minute, they had a moment. A sweet moment that was quickly dismissed by Christian nonetheless but I’m looking forward to that scene. The paparazzi pictures that were taken were a teased. I want to see it, hear it, feel it, live it!
Where can people find you on the web?
Website: M is for Mom not Maid