Hotel sex is the best things about overnight stays (and robes, of course). Understanding this, Jonathan Denby, the owner of the Damson Dene Hotel in the Lakes region of North West England, has stopped stocking Bibles in his rooms, subbing in E.L. James' (formerly Snowdragon's Icequeen) 50 Shades of Grey instead.
On his blog, Denby wrote:
Tonight millions of women will be curling up in bed with a good book and you can bet your life it won't be the Bible. More likely than not it will be Fifty Shades of Grey. I haven't read the book yet – I'm not in the target audience – but I'm told it's a ripping good yarn and everyone who's in the target audience loves it. This made me wonder about the sense of providing a book, the Gideon Bible which noone reads, and many dislike, in the bedside cabinet of our hotel bedrooms, instead of a book which everyone wants to read, such as Fifty Shades of Grey.
He's received some angry emails. They weren't from people who love literature. They were from Christians.