For our newest Fifty Shades of Grey Community Interview we decided to interview Michele from Color Me Greysessed who we had the pleasure of meeting at the Katie Couric show.
How did you come to read Fifty Shades? I was watching the Today Show, and they did a piece on the books. They talked about how they were all the rage with women. I was intrigued and downloaded them immediately.
Did you read them on a book or ebook? I downloaded them to my iPad, but since then have bought all 3 books as well!
What’s your favorite book in the series? My favorite is definitely the first book. I just love a book with sexual tension, and EL definitely delivers that!
My favorite scene in the book: Well, there’s a few. But one that always sticks out is the “fuck the paperwork” scene. I didn’t see it coming, and those words were just hot! And I love the emails throughout the series! I think they are intimate, hilarious, and such a unique element to the books.
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book or series? I was/am a huge Twilight fan. That was another series that I read multiple times. I have also been to Forks/Seattle/Lapush to visit all the places from both book series. Right now I am loving Alice Clayton’s work. Her books are such a fun read and she’s got a great flair for comedy. Before Fifty Shades, I hadn’t read much “kink.” I loved the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, and I also love a good thriller. But as of late, it’s been a lot of kinky reading for me 😉
How many times have you read the series? I have read the series 5 times and now get bits and pieces of reading as I refer to the books often for my blog. The first time around I read all three books in 2 days. I willingly lose sleep when I get into a book. I am not good at delayed gratification! I need to know how it ends asap!
Who would you like to see play Christian and Anastasia in the movie? Well, anyone that follows me on Twitter, knows from my twitter handle that I am a huge Christian Bale fan. And I can now come to terms that he is never going to be cast. Yes, he is too old but in terms of acting ability-he’d be perfect! I don’t envy Team Fifty when it comes to casting. Looks are important but whoever they cast has to be able to bring it to the Red Room. Christian Grey is a complex character, so just a pretty face isn’t going to fill those ripped jeans! I can’ t specifically say who else besides The Dark Knight that I’d like to see as Christian. I have a few I wouldn’t mind seeing but keeping hush…too many friends with too many opinions;)
If I could ask EL two questions what would they be? I have had the pleasure of meeting E L twice this year! Once in Maryland for a book signing and again at the Katie Show this past fall. Both times I gave her my Fifty Shades-inspired cupcakes and got to make small talk with her. But if I had actual time to sit and talk with her, I’d ask which character in the book represents her. She has hinted at that and would love to know the answer! The other question I would ask is if I could be an assistant on the set of the movie. Why not, right? I think having a super fan on the set is a great way for instant feedback from the fans. Yes, a far-fetched question but I am a “go big or go home” kinda gal!
When did you start your blog? I started Color Me Greysessed this past summer. Someone suggested that I start one to talk about the numerous book related trips I have taken. And that indeed is how it began. The first few posts talk about the many adventures that I have been on with my BFF Kelly. Again with my “go big or go home” mentality, why just love the books when you can live out the books? We have traveled to Forks twice, LaPush, Oregon (where Twilight was actually filmed) and to our beloved Seattle where yes, I have kissed the Escala. Since starting the blog, it has definitely evolved into something “different”. I never intended on turning my blog into a series of kinky stories, mirrored in the writing of E L James, but it has. Months ago I did an online poll where you voted for your Christian, Ana, place to have sex, etc. The winners of the poll then got put into a story written by me. From that point on, I realized that I loved writing stories about Fifty Shades. Like so many of us, I was having Fifty Shades withdrawal. These stories help fill the void until the movie comes out. But reader beware: they are very kinky!
What are my goals for your webpage? Never did I think that my blog would be what it is today. I have loyal readers and a growing number of people who have signed up to receive it through email. I have been blessed with meeting wonderful people because of the blog and through Twitter. Aside from meeting Ms. James, I have also met Dana Brunetti, the producer of the movies and of course the Laters Baby women! My hopes are that although E L probably has not read my blog, that it would be considered one that shows my utmost respect for her and her work. I try to keep in line with the characters she created, and the format of her books. Because of these books, I have found a love of writing and a renewed love for reading.
Thank you Michele!
And for those of you who aren’t regular readers of Color Me Greysessed, I would like to suggest the 12 Days of Kinkmas.