Fun Email That I Received That Portrays My Reaction to Goodreads “Fifty vs. Manny” Perfectly…

by Maryse on December 12, 2011 · 9 comments

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Apparently, I wasn’t the only one that raised an eyebrow at these results – I laughed out loud when I read this from fellow reader, Desmond:

“Manny the Main MAN v.s. Fifty the Fast Foot fighter

Lets get ready to RUMBLE!!!!!

*Punch* *Punch* *Euuuuu blood* * Uppercut* *Block*

and the winner was….Manny

*records scratches* and the crowds looks to each other, and winces.


You mean Manny Manny? Payne’s Manny? Dr. Manuel Manello? Butch’s possible half brother Manny? That Manny? He won Goodreads Choice Awards over Fifty?

Usually I love all things J.R. Ward (I even have the standard jail issued Cellie tattoo) but Manny? At the risk yet again to my Man card, he didnt do it for me. He was cool but not comeonman (excuse my southern drawl).

Fifty is literally 50 shades of F***ed up-ness (wait is that a word?) but he’s cooler than a polar bear’s toe nail way cooler than Manny. I guess second place aint bad but I wonder if we can request a recount.

P.S.- I’m super stoked for “Eden” by Jamie McGuire.

and I love your blog!

Laters Baby *in my Fifty’s voice*


Thank you Desmond. That made my day!! LOL!

But of course we can cheer anyway, because E.L. James was ecstatic that Fifty received such props!! Here’s what she posted:

Holy Cow!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you who voted for Fifty Shades of Grey in the Goodreads Choice Awards… I am beyond thrilled to come second and doing cartwheels around my kitchen. This really has made my year.
Thank you once again for your awesome, awesome support.
EL xox”
quick thanks to Bia for that update. :) You guys all rock!!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

DebLI December 13, 2011 at 7:51 AM

I’m with you and Desmond. As big a fan of BDB as I am, Manny doesn’t hold a candle to Fifty.

Jeanette Hanson December 13, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Tickled by your choice of words!!! Laters baby…still makes my butterfliey fly!!!!!! Fifty has my vote!!!!!! Seriously, no comparison for me!

Sam December 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM

After that comment I am adding Desmond to my virtual BFF list.

Maryse December 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM


Yeahhh… his “Laters baby” made me giggle like a schoolgirl ;)

Desmond December 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Ya’ll sure know how to make a guy smile.

Jackie December 13, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Desmond – couldn’t have said it better myself. xxx

Jessica December 14, 2011 at 12:33 AM

I am with you all, Manny over Fifty??? Not even close! Can’t wait for my next Fifty Fix!

laura December 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM

My palm is twitching reading this. I totally love the BDB but fifty is my fave out of the two. There needs to be a RECOUNT (shouty capitals) ;) xx

Maryse December 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM


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