NOTE: LATEST UPDATE on this list —> September 5th 2015! (see them below, in the reader recommendations section – 37 new suggestions!) 🙂 This is a work in progress. I will personally “taste-test” each book (hehe) that makes this list before I add it to the main part. These are my favorite lists to make, but this one’s been hard on me!! There have been many recommendations and suggestions (keep ’em coming!) but not all have given me that “Fifty” feel, ya know? I mean… come on… What the heck can live up to Fifty?? It’s been said many times, that Fifty’s ruined us for all others.
First and foremost: *hugs Tina ferociously and squeeeeeees in her ear!!!* (thank goodness for virtual squee’ing. Less physical damage that way, ’cause if this was in person, Tina’s ears would be ringing for a week!)
OMG TINA!!!! I love it! L-O-V-E —-> LOVE!!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!
As many of you know, E.L. James just finished a tremendously popular book signing tour, and her last stop was in New York. My friend Tina went to the signing and enjoyed a wonderful evening with E.L. James and other author friends, and LOOK what she got for me in the process!!! The entire trilogy in print! I may have went by the way of digital e-books, but I LOVE displaying my absolute favorites in print in my book room.
OMG this is just too much! Fifty Shades of Grey on SNL. You know they say… once you’ve been “parodied” on SNL, you know you’re bigger than life! I couldn’t stop giggling, it’s just perfect and I had to share (and I must thank Kristen for bringing it to our attention!!)
Just watched the 20/20 segment with E.L. James. WOW!! She is selling a book a second… *phew* boggles the brain. How awesome!! Congratulations E.L.!! Christian is winning the world over!!
So what’d you guys think? If you missed it, I will link to it once it appears on Youtube. Definitely worth the watch. Actually, the whole show has a little “sexual intrigue” going on, I guess to go with the “Fifty Shades” theme.
For those of you who haven’t read it yet, and are curious, here is the E.L. James – Fifty Shades Trilogy Reading Order. It’s completely addictive, so much fun, and will leave you breathless! Check out my review of the first book, and you’ll see what I mean. 🙂
The news links are still coming in fast and furious and the media is still going crazy with this Fifty Shades trilogy. Interesting stuff to read and watch (and on occasion, frustrating, ’cause I still tend to think they’re overdoing it with the whole “sex” aspect).
As Jan on my Facebook page mentioned:
Jan: I got frustrated watching Good Morning America talking about 50 Shades. All they talked about was how hot and sexy the book is. They seem to be missing the point that it has hit the best seller list, because it also has a great story and fascinating characters.