50 Shades of Grey begins U.S. Book Tour

Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic adult book phenomenon. It has surpassed The Hunger Games on USA Today's Best Seller's List, taking the prized #1 position. It is also being made into a movie, which may star Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries). E.L. James continues her success by having hundreds of fans attend the first signing in Miami. You can read more about it at Hollywood Reporter
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I liked the first book, but I'm not bold enough to go to a book signing for an erotic novel. What's captivating me more is the amount of publicity this book is getting. It seems like it's just blown up overnight even though I know in the book blogging world there was a steady pace before its popularity. My mother even knows about the books now, and she really doesn't read that much! So I have to ask...who doesn't know about Fifty Shades

For more on the tour dates visit E.L. James website

Have you read the book? Are you going to? If you loved it, would you attend a book signing? Thoughts below!

7 comments:

  1. I haven't read this book yet, but I've been wanting too. A lot of people have said the book is pretty good, so I thought I'd give it a shot even though vampires aren't really my thing.

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    1. It's actually Twilight fanfic without the vampire elements, so you may like it better.

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    2. I mean it was originally Twilight fan fic, it's not anymore. (obviously since it's published) but just thought I'd make that clear since it's ambiguous in my last comment, lol :)

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  2. OMG, she is going to have 2 signing here on Long Island where I live. But, if you're correct and hundreds of people will be there, then I am better off staying home. I don't do crowds.

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    1. lol :) I don't do crowds either!

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  3. I downloaded the sample from Kindle, and I really tried to get into it, but the writing is just, blah. From the first few pages, the main character just seems too bothered to do anything, and it just feels like something I could have wrote while I was in high school. My local bookseller keeps trying to get me to start it again, but I think it'll take me a while to get back into it. At first, I thought it was just me that was bothered by her writing, but a lot of reviewers say that her writing is amateur, even for such great scenes. Sigh. One day, maybe. haha I'd still love to go to one of her signings! She's australian! Who doesn't want to listen to an australian person talk erotically? haha

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    1. Yeah, the writing isn't fabulous. It's really not there to be anything other than addicting entertainment. Even the author acknowledges in an interview that her writing isn't the best. I laughed about the Australian bit, so true, lol :) That would be hilarious.

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