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Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian | E L James
In Christians own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.CHRISTIAN GREY exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christians cold, wounded heart.Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
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cwarnier
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I really did enjoy this version. I have read the origin trilogy a few years back, but this opens up so much more light on why Christian is the way it is.
Thanks to these swaps for an amazing read.
#mystermessageswap @BookwormAHN
#summersantagoespostal @SamHeartCoffee

BookwormAHN I'm glad you enjoyed it 😸 5mo
SamHeartCoffee Super glad you enjoyed it so much! When I was in the bookstore, it jumped out at me and demanded to be sent to you. 😉 5mo
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cwarnier
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Reading and laundry.

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cwarnier

Only when the last leaf has fallen, the last tree has died, and the last fish been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.

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cwarnier
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@BookwormAHN
Wow! I love all of the teacher quotes and inspirational massages. You put a lot of time in to this, thanks.
#mystermessageswap @TheReadingMermaid

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😸 6mo
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Repetitive

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Brewychock48

Sorry,this book was not for me. I could not get into it. Was a disappointment.

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Nattiedee1
Mehso-so

Didn‘t enjoy as much as the trilogy... it‘s ok

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amyanymore1
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2nd book of the year. 🎀

Eggbeater Welcome to Litsy! 🐙 11mo
greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
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TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy!📚❤ 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 11mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
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phatsallylee
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Panpan

I was annoyed at the original 50 shades trilogy and managed to stay away from this book for years... then my library had a book sale and the book was only 50 cents *sigh* #betterleftunread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Totally agree!!!! 🤢 13mo
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BookNerd08
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Didn't end up finishing ACOTAR got busy and was unable to find reading time 😒
However! I did go to the library today and got a bunch of new books and will hopefully be able to manage my time a bit better!
Started it today and already on page 90 😍😍

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dariazeoli
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I am insulted, Kobo. How dare you? 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

GripLitGrl 😄😄 1y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 1y
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Earlene My Kobo recommendation today is better than that. However they are suggesting the third book in a series I haven‘t read. 1y
jillannjohn 😂 1y
Sweettartlaura 🤣🤣 1y
Eyelit Dang. 1y
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Sammidnightsun
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Bailedbailed

I just can‘t finish this book

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Kshakal
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I have a confession... my guilty pleasure is a good old fashioned smut book!! #shame #readingresolutions @Jess7

CocoReads Here too! 🙋‍♀️ 2y
Nikki15 😂 nothing shameful about that! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego "Ain't no shame, ladies do your thing" Missy Elliot 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Where is this list! I gotta check it out! And seriously no shame here! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Mine tooooo! I love smut and I am not looking for romance stories with no smut. Simply smut. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😂😂 No shame at all. 2y
Lovesbooks87 Me too! No shame. Read what you like! (edited) 2y
Bianca Same! No guilt and no shame here. 2y
britt_brooke 😆👏🏻 2y
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Sammidnightsun
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JaimeDawn I couldn‘t finish this. I love this narrator though and I couldn‘t do it. 2y
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LittyNerdfighter
Mehso-so

I love when you can see a story from another POV.

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VioletMoonBooks
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Sayantika What's your favourite quote? 2y
VioletMoonBooks @Sayantika I‘ve actually never read it 2y
Sayantika So go ahead... 2y
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kanayasophia
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I finished this book and felt a bit loss 😔 I mean... I've been on roller coaster of feeling throughout entire book and it stop suddenly! I can't... i just can't...
You can read my review (a rambling thoughts) on my goodreads

AJones I agree, this last book according to Christian was almost unbearable. Maybe because I already knew the outcome. 🤷🏻‍♀️ The main three books were the best. Anastasia‘s perspective was much more adventurous. Now I want to watch the movies and compare it to the books. Have you watched the movies? If so, what did you think? 2y
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kathianagrande
Mehso-so

Not as good as the first book

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kanayasophia

"Besides, immense power is acquired by assuring yourself, in your secret reveries, that you were born to control things."

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kanayasophia

I craved the escape that fiction provided

Sayantika Same here ὠ1 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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Out of all of these books, I actually think I liked this one the most. I didn't love the others because I felt like they were all packing any form of depth. This one have you a little more fulfillment and I wonder if E L James maybe just wrote from the wrong point of view for the other books because I found this one much more enjoyable. I also listened to this one on audible versus reading it in print and thing that may have also made an impact.

Sayantika So true... 2y
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SexyCajun
Mehso-so

Unfortunately kinda boring. Repeat of the first

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ashlinisme
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I've only read one of these books. The other five I found in my wish list/free kindle book library. The book I own has a variant cover without the eyes on it... TBH #eyesoncovers make me a little uneasy. I like feet/shoes and backs. #maybookflowers

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Jas16
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E.L. James #moneygrabber. I can think of no other reason for this book to exist. #lyricalapril

Foragingfantasy Yep. It was horrible. 3y
GypsyKat 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😂 3y
Cinfhen 💖👍🏻😂😂😂 3y
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Jess_Read_This 🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼💞 3y
ocdIrene Made me snort! 🤣😂🤣 3y
katelynd lol 😂 2y
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Simona
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Present from my best friend ... still unread. Is it better than Fifty Shades of Grey? 🤔😂

#lyricalapril #cheapthrills

Cinfhen Hmmm, I wonder? Read it and let us know! 3y
LeahBergen I heard a review that said it was worse! 😂 3y
Sweettartlaura It was worse 😂. When you try to tell the story without her perspective, you realize just how endearing Anastasia actually is. 3y
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Simona @Cinfhen Someday ... maybe I will 🤔 3y
Simona @Sweettartlaura Well ... now I'm curious 🤔 3y
julesG Worse. Strange. Have tried to "unknow" it. ;))) 3y
Simona @LeahBergen I don't want to spoil myself by reading the reviews.😉 3y
Simona @julesG Description strange - is always a cue for my curiosity🤔 3y
Sweettartlaura Let us know what you think 😉 3y
readinginthedark Well... I guess I understood why Grey kept telling Ana how strong and smart she was. I mean, compared to his other subs...but I still hated them both and the books. I was hoping it would be better. 3y
maich Malo bolj spoznaš Christiana. Veš kakšne sanje ima iz preteklosti in kako vplivajo na njegovo psiho. Kaj občuti on do Anne, kako gleda na njo. Dosti stvari, ki jih v prvi knjigi ne razumeš oz. ki niso pojasnjene. Meni sta bili obe knjigi všeč. So pa zelo različni odzivi bralcev. 3y
julesG @readinginthedark Same here. I was hoping for improved writing style and some insights. 3y
Sayantika @LeahBergen Well... This is better 2y
Sayantika @Sweettartlaura His nightmares just give you a better way to understand why he is like this... 2y
Simona @Sayantika I didn‘t have interest to read it, so I gave it to my coworker, who was interested and very pleased with the story. 2y
Sayantika ὠ2ὠ2 2y
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SexyCajun

I'm somewhat disappointed in this book.. Having a hard time getting thru it ..

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Dragon
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#lovetohate #17booklove this book is an example of how to make money 💰 and not have to generate new ideas. Embarrassing to admit it worked and I actually bought it and worse, I read it. 😂🙊

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I think that Christian gets me lol....I swear that I would so so so so type something similar to a significant other 😂 #relationships

GuiltyFeat Aren't there enough books and movies glorifying violence towards women without this retrograde silliness taking up shelf space? (edited) 3y
TheBookbabeblog84 @GuiltyFeat well I would not exactly call it glorifying violence against women. Did you actually read it? Or are you just making an assumption? 3y
TheBookbabeblog84 What do you know about the BDSM lifestyle? 3y
GuiltyFeat I've been working with professional and lifestyle kinksters for the past couple of years on one of the best known BDSM brands in the world. The common wisdom is that Ms James is clueless and, at least early on, Grey's treatment of Ms Steele fails the test of being safe, sane and consensual. 3y
TheBookbabeblog84 Well I am familiar with the lifestyle and I guess I know considered be safe, and sane. I can see why that was such a cause for alarm. The part that gets me is that Elena, the woman that introduces Christiana to the lifestyle, never was taken to task for molesting a 15 years child. The story makes me feel bad for Grey, this book explains a lot. 3y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Listening to this...and so far....Christian sounds like a Creep (mind you I like 50 shades) #whocaresheshot lol

readinginthedark That's so funny. I don't like either, but this one made me feel like Ana was less stupid. 😆 3y
TheBookbabeblog84 Hahaha....oh I agree she over did it with that "inner goddess" mess! Made me want to hit her lol 3y
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Ancchy
Mehso-so

Probably my favorite book in the series.

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AshleyS
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#photoadaynov16 #threwitacrosstheroom (didn't literally throw it because I attempted to listen to it, but it was unbearable)

Sweettartlaura It was funny... All the things I thought I didn't like in 50 Shades were things I missed here. 3y
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Lilith_die_Buecherhexe
Mehso-so

An sich ist das Buch gar nicht schlecht, aber es ist einfach 50 Shades of Grey aus der Sicht von Christian. man liest Band 1 noch einmal und das macht für mich das Buch etwas langweilig. Man kennt die Story und erfährt nicht viel neues. Klar, auch seine Sicht ist nicht schlecht, aber es zieht sich einfach, wenn man die eigentliche Geschichte kennt. Die Spannung, die man erwartet, fehlt. Lesen kann man es, aber man sollte nicht zu viel erwarten.

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sydkka
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Panpan

FINALLY finished this book. Not gonna lie, it was very hard to get through. The sex scenes were excessive and the writing is so-so. However, the love story is where it's at. The reason I read these books was for the love Ana and Christian have and I can't get enough.

#fiftyshadesofgrey #christiangrey #anastasiasteele #books #booklover #completedread

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maich
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QUOTES FROM GREY BOOK

"I want to own this woman, body and soul. I want her."

"I don't do romance, sweetheart."

"I've flown ftom Seattle just to see you, and the way you look right now, it was really worth the journey."

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saguarosally
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It's #fullofadventure, perhaps a different type of adventure. 😄#booktober @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Haha! That's a fun pick 3y
Zelma 😂 adventure means different thing to everyone! 3y
saguarosally @RealLifeReading I'm almost halfway through it! 3y
saguarosally @Zelma I like redefining words! 3y
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The_Literary_Jedi
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Disappointing from page one; written in the voice of billionaire Dom Christian Grey, it's a rehashing of every cringe-inducing moment from 50 Shades. Because this started as fanfic of Twilight (supposedly) it seems like it's an obligatory nod to what Meyers did shortly before to limited success. Boring, okay sex scenes but ultimately a forgettable ONS.

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MelanieAnn12

The relationship between Ana and Christian is a bit like beauty and the beast.

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JennyTheBish
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I am a fan regardless of all the negative things people say.

Andrea_booknerd_Jones Me too! I kinda liked it better in his pov. 4y
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Mrc_1129
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Mehso-so

I absolutely enjoyed this story from Christians perspective. It didn't give as much insight as I had hoped but I imagine if she decided to do the next two books this way it would. The writing is still sub par but the storyline kept me coming back.

tojuxtapose super agree. 4y
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Tjprender
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Good audiobook for listening while driving 16 hours to Florida. #vacation

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