What is your name? My name is Philippa
Where are you from? I’m from England.
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
My sister Gabrielle asked me if we could to a Fifty Shades of Grey RolePlay and I said yes, but I didn’t know anything about it. She sent me the Rules of the Submissive and after that I got to read the book series and became a fan.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
I have read the eBook versions on the iBook app on my iPhone, I intend to buy myself the actual book copies for either my birthday or Christmas this coming December.
Which is your favorite book in the series?
I have been asked this a lot actually, a lot of people have said the first one, but I would have to say the second book. Because, we’re mid-way in seeing the transition of Christian’s character from dark dominant to Christian Grey the every-man. I like Fifty Shades Darker the most because of some key points, *Spoiler* when Christian begs Ana to come back to him, when he takes her to the charity ball, the introduction of Leila, him asking Ana to marry him, it’s got it all in there for me. But if I could I would say all of them are my favorite haha.
What is your favorite scene in the series?
My favorite scene in the series has to be where Ana is lying in the bed after she had been beaten and left for dead by Jack Hyde, and Christian is there at his lowest, holding her hand and begging her to come back to him regardless of her being pregnant. It shows all of his fifty shades for me, his anger against her when his family visit, his sorrow when realizing he could lose her, his desperation on wanting her back, it’s so moving to see how the character of Ana has changed him into the person he should have been *Spoiler* should his mother have lived and him not adopted by the Grey’s.
How many times have you read the series?
In all honesty, I am currently reading Fifty Shades Darker for the 12th time, I didn’t get the series when it first came out so it probably would have been higher if I did. I haven’t read them back to back continuously, I have left gaps. But, I’ve gone back and read them again because every time you do I feel you discover and see something new you didn’t see on the first, second, or even third time of reading it. My goal is 50 reads 😉
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author? I quite like Lauren Kate, the author of the ‘Fallen’ series, I like supernatural books as well as romance, even better when the two genres are combined; but, her style of writing and the storyline of the ‘Fallen’ series makes me want to get my own series in the works someday.
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
1. You’ve given us, your fans, so much, is there anything we can give back to you for giving us the series and everything with it?
2. I wondered if you would join me for coffee this morning? 😉
Have you had any unique experiences because of your love of Fifty Shades of Grey?
Quite a few actually, I wouldn’t call them unique but they’re certainly experiences I see in a new light. Every time I see or hear a helicopter I think ‘Charlie Tango’, every time I see an Audi, I check to see if it’s an R8. Any time the number 50/fifty comes up, I smile. Stuff like that can happen to any Fifty Shades of Grey fan, it just makes life better, raising the ordinary to extraordinary. But the best thing for me was when E.L.James tweeted me on my dad’s birthday, I asked for RT but she went one better! She also “liked” a video on my personal Instagram, both of those have made every day since a better day, I’m very blessed to have that happen to me.
What scene are you most looking forward to in Fifty Shades of Grey The Movie?
Well since we’ve seen a few in the trailer already, I’d have to say when Ana leaves Christian. It’s going to be done so powerfully and it’s going to be so moving, as expected and appreciated by the director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Other than that I would have said the first Red Room of Pain scene, the catch after the bike almost running down Ana, the meeting at Clayton’s for the first time as well as the elevator kiss and the flight in Charlie Tango.
Where can people find you on the web?
Instagram : @plainoldvanilla & @fiftyshadesofgreyuk