Ellen DeGeneres Reads E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey

Another YouTube find.  I just finished Fifty Shades Freed, the last book in the trilogy and went searching YouTube for an interview with the author. This is what I found instead 🙂

Who’s read Fifty Shades of Grey? Did you like it?   I sped through all three books in less than a week 🙂


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20 Responses to Ellen DeGeneres Reads E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey

  1. Oh my stars, this has to be the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time! I’m just cracking up. Ellen is so funny anyway (without being so nasty like some comedians), and this just makes me like her more.

    I really don’t plan to read the books. I think they would be a little much for me. I do read some BDSM because a friend of mine writes them, but I only read hers. 🙂 I tend more toward romance or sometimes erotic romance. When I saw Ellen with the paddle, I was sure I didn’t want to read the books. LOL

    • Emma says:

      I couldn’t stop giggling watching it. I hadn’t read BDSM before and apparently Fifty Shades is pretty light compared to some other stuff. The paddle is never used, as far as I can remember 🙂

  2. Trish Loye Elliott says:

    That cracked me up. I haven’t read the books yet. I still might. I’ve just got so many on my list at the moment!

    • Emma says:

      Hi Trish, try the first one if you get the chance. The X-Rated version of Twilight is what a friend of mine calls them 🙂
      I have approx 100 books on my TBR list. It’s daunting.

  3. beckyday6 says:

    Hahaaa! Ha! That’s great. Ohh I do love Ellen, she’s awesome.

  4. Shannon says:

    I’m impressed with your speed reading skills. A friend of mine read all three books in like a week, too. She joked that she had to take a lot of cold showers. I started reading the first book but I am actually still trying to get through it. I got caught up in some other books on my list instead.

    • Emma says:

      Oh I believe it about the cold showers 🙂 They’re very easy to read and I just wanted to see how far Ana would go for Christian, so I read extremely fast. Are you not liking the first book?

      • Shannon says:

        I think I’m turned off by the BDSM thing. That scene where Christian first shows Ana his “room”–all I could think of was that scene from a Sex and the City episode where Samantha is dating this guy and finds him all rigged up in the closet with chains and asks her to slap him. Samantha’s like “I’m outta here.” My sentiments exactly. But I really will try to get through it, give it a chance. Maybe I’ll get it once I finish it.

  5. Ohmygawd that is freaking hilarious! I read the books in like three days. They could easily be one book, though. I started skipping the sex scenes because, well, there’s just so many times he can do the same thing before I yawn. No cold showers for me! I really wish more of the book had been in Christian’s POV. He’s way more compelling than Ana. I also am not a fan of first person, so her constant internal eye rolling or inner goddess smacking her lips drove me absolute nuts.

    The hard part now, as a writer, is not using any of the phrases she made redundant. I think I put something like, ‘Point well made, Elizabeth’ in my new book and my Beta circled it saying, Nope! Too fifty shades. Dang it! I’m super curious how they’ll make a movie out of the books. Can you imagine? If you think Ellen had to paraphrase… yikes!

    I love Ellen even more now. She’s a total riot.

    • Emma says:

      Three days? That’s enthusiastic, Tameri! Ha ha. I started skipping the sex scenes too. Once I read “his tongue invaded my mouth” I knew what was coming 🙂 We got a tiny bit of Christian’s POV at the end of the third book. Maybe the author will bring out a book like Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun, which was Twilight told from Edward’s side. I’m not a fan of first person either, but it seems to be the way lots of books are going these days. It’s a rarity when I pick up a book told in third person.

      About the redundant phrases, I was thinking the same thing. Now I feel I can’t use “smouldering eyes” or “heady” anymore! Damn it 🙂

  6. Novel Girl says:

    LMFAO! I love everything Ellen does. This clip should only be seen by yourself with no one listening.

  7. Debra Kristi says:

    Ohmygosh! I can’t believe how far behind I am on all the blogging, but that was hilarious! I haven’t read the book and have no plans to at any this point in time. Still loved watching Ellen in this bit though. She was a riot! 😀

  8. Daniel says:

    Reblogged this on Daniel J Davis and commented:
    I saw this on another writer’s site (Emma Meade) and couldn’t resist reblogging it. Funny stuff. I think I’d buy audio version of the trilogy if Ellen did the readings.


  10. I will probably not read the books, but LOVED the video! Ellen is too funny. 🙂

  11. I haven’t read the books and I’m not so sure that I will unless Ellen reads the audio version. Thanks for sharing this.

    P.S. Love the new gravatar picture 🙂

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