What is your name? Vanessa
Where are you from? I live in a a beautiful little village in the English Countryside (Herts, UK) about an hour outside London
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
One of my book club friends went on a trip to America in March 2012, came back raving about it and said we HAD to read it. I ordered it online but didn’t get to it for a couple of weeks. Once I did pick it up, I read it over one weekend then had to get in the car and drive to the nearest supermarket to get the next two.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
An actual book. I didn’t have the kindle app at that time
Which is your favorite book in the series?
Book One is my fave, that’s what got me hooked.
What is your favorite scene in the series?
Fave scene is still ‘F*ck the paperwork’ in the elevator. (Or when he says Laters baby of course!)
How many times have you read the series?
Book one twice, although re-reading it chapter by chapter for the Podcast. Book two & three only once. I’ve skimmed them lots of times looking for various details or scenes though.
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author?
You cant ask me that! It’s like asking me to chose which is my favourite child! I’ve read SO many excellent authors since Fifty. Alice Clayton, Daisy Prescott, Helena Hunting, Christina Lee, Sylvain Reynard, Colleen Hoover, Kitty French, Mary Whitney, the list goes on and on. There is an ARC I’ve just read called Spencer by Kerry Heavens which has two things I love in it.. Twitter and Louboutins – that’s my current fave and I love Kerry’s other two books Just Human and Still Human.
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
If I met Erika today I’d ask her when her new work was likely to be published?
Whether she’d like to bring Niall round for a cup of tea?
Have you had any unique experiences because of your love of Fifty Shades of Grey?
I’ve had LOADS of unique experiences – I’ve traveled to Seattle to see the sights and meet some fantastic people. I went to the NYC Fifty Shades First event and the London Premiere, both of which were amazing. As I’m lucky enough to live in the same country as Erika and Niall I’ve been able to see them a number of times, but I think the one that stick out most was going for dinner with them and Jennifer Trouton a couple of years ago.
What was your favorite scene in Fifty Shades of Grey The Movie?
Fave scene from the movie would be Ana’s drunk dialing or the Negotiation.
What scene are you most looking forward to in Fifty Shades Darker The Movie?
In Darker I’d really like to see Ana knee Jack in the goolies 🙂