So it seems that someone on E.L. James’ team doesn’t like her very much. How does this Bookish Diva know this?
Those who value their brain cells, eyeballs, and sanity may not be aware of the multi-book series that James penned. OK, that may be statistically impossible. All of us have heard of it. (First rule of Fifty Shades disdain, you don’t acknowledge the existence of Fifty Shades.)
But then, the soul-sucking machine that powers this unfortunate media juggernaut decided that a Twitter Q&A would be a nifty idea. Apparently they didn’t see what happened to JP Morgan, the NYPD, R. Kelly, or Bill Cosby. This Bookish Diva is guessing that her media team has this thought in mind —
There’s legit an #AskELJames event on Monday. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
— Scarlett Parrish (@scarlettparrish) June 23, 2015
And they were not expecting the onslaught of WTF-ery that took place. Some of the questions were scathing, referencing abuse masquerading as romance. Others were witty critiques of E.L. James’ writing prowess. All were tragically hilarious. But 24 hours later, the Internet can’t get enough of the crash-and-burn buzz, so was it really a #fail? Or did it accomplish exactly what it set out to do: keep Fifty Shades alive, although maybe not well, in Twitterverse? You decide.
After all that, the only question this Bookish Diva has is
— Deb Bailey (@DebBC) June 29, 2015
Editor’s Note: If you haven’t already seen it, you can find some great BookTrib.com erotic novel recommendations here worth both your sleep and time.