I feel like I’ve known Sara forever, I was surprised when I saw that I hadn’t done an interview with her before. Of course then I realized I’ve only known her a year so it makes a little more sense, but speaks to how great the relationships are within the fandom. Aside from her love of Fifty Shades of Grey she takes great photos.
What is your name? Sara
Where are you from? The West Coast of the United States, I dream of living in all three states.
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
I had heard about it a bit in articles and on Facebook, but did not purchase it. I mentioned it to my mother in July of 2014 when I visited her and she told me she had the series. I realized my sister had borrowed the first book so I drove down to her house. My sister had not read past page 100 or so, after having the book for weeks, so I took it, promptly staying up all night to read it in one day. I borrowed the rest of the series from my mother.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
I read the actual books first. Once I got home from my parents’ house, I was hooked on the series and purchased hard copies and e-copies for myself.
How many times have you read the series?
I have read the whole series three times, and then re-read book one prior to the film release and prior to the DVD release. I constantly go back to the scenes that I’ve bookmarked to relive the moments.
Which is your favorite book in the series?
What is your favorite scene in the series?
Do people actually make a decision on this? My favorite scenes are the email exchanges because they show the humorous side of both of them while maintaining an honesty they can’t provide to each other face to face. And, then, because I’m a romantic, I love the scene where he shows her the house he wants to buy for her and of course the proposal scene.
What is your favorite scene from Christian’s POV in Grey?
I really wanted more of what he did when they weren’t together throughout the book, especially what happened during the week after Ana left. I was pleased with how both were developed more in this book. I also had questions (and brought it up to the Podcast) as to why he wanted her to have fancy clothes when he did not take his subs out in public to events, I was so happy that this was addressed. I was thrilled we were awarded with more of his personality, but I found it sad that he was so insecure and conflicted. Finally, I was thrilled that there was a mention of how he would never process personal business (like a contract negotiation) at work.
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author?
These books reopened up the genre to me after I had left it for almost two decades. The next series I read after FS was Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno Series and it is definitely my favorite of all the series, I dream of meeting Mr. Reynard one day. I have read over 200+ books in the genre since last August and I have a list of my top ten series and top book boyfriends that I am constantly revising. However, this quote strikes me, “In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” ~ M. J. Adler. The list of ones that get through to me in this genre (in many different ways) include (but isn’t limited to): Alice Clayton, K. Bromberg, Helena Hunting, Nikki Sloane, Jamie McGuire, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Emma Chase, Eve Jaggers, Lila Monroe, and Laurelin Paige.
Outside of this genre my favorite authors are more diverse: Jane Austen, Henry David Thoreau, Ed Abbey, the Lakeland Poets, and Robert M. Drake
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
• Can I hire you and Sylvain Reynard to tour me around England and Italy?
• Did you secretly keep a pair of the DJ’s?
Have you had any unique experiences because of your love of Fifty Shades of Grey?
I’d say the whole experience has been unique. The experience really sparked my use of Twitter and since becoming more active, I have built some incredible friendships with people from all over the nation and the world. I enjoy sharing our lives through short messages and watching them grow into friendships that are more substantial. I’ve become real close with about ten of them and I feel that these ladies often know me better than I know myself or friends I have grown up with know me, they are very supportive and responsive. I was lucky to have finally had a face-to-face meeting last month with someone I admire, we had a great day touring the area I live in and it was a wonderful first in-person connection.
What was your favorite scene in Fifty Shades of Grey The Movie?
The whole drunk Ana scene was my favorite, the humor made it quality for me. And, any time we see JD in DJ’s is…nice.
What scene are you most looking forward to in Fifty Shades Darker The Movie?
• The ride to the art gallery and all the scenes revolving around their reconciliation.
• When he says that he’d move heaven and earth to avoid feeling the way he did when she left.
• When he whispers, “I do” at the end of chapter eight.
• The email exchange in Chapter 12-Sex Mad and Insatiable.
• Chapter 14 Christian the Submissive, it will tear my guts out, but I have to see it.
• When Ana throws the martini at Elena
Where can people find you on the web?