Under the Lamplight: Debbie from Debbie's Book Bag

Friday, April 2, 2010 |
Under the Lamplight is a bi-weekly meme that I have created to get to know the blogging community! If you're interested in being interviewed, please email me.

Debbie from Debbie's Book Bag was kind enough to be interviewed this week!

Could you give a little blurb on your blog?
When I first started blogging, I found it really hard to pin myself down to one genre of books. So, my blog, Debbie's Book Bag reviews a variety of books from many genre's. I review a lot of Christian Fiction and Romance, a few Mystery's and Thrillers (James Patterson is one my favs!), and a little bit of everything else. My blog participates in several weekly meme's including, What are you reading on Monday's and Tuesday Teasers. I love challenges and post my progress toward all the challenges I have for this year on my sidebar. I have very eclectic tastes when it comes to books, so you never know what you might find.

What got you hooked on reading- did you love it as a child, or was it something you grew into?
I started reading when I was in grade school and never looked back. I began reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House series from my school library and then began to branch out to other books and genre's. When I was in high school there was many a night that I sat up to one or two in the morning reading and I still do! I am the type of reader, that just really enjoys reading anything. I very rarely find a book that doesn't have something to interest me and I have never given up on a book and just never finished it. Because of that I don't usually have to many reviews, where I just didn't like the book.

How were you introduced into the blogging world?
I stumbled into the blogging world completely by accident. I am a diabetic and was put off work for awhile and I had a lot of time on my hands. I started focusing a lot on my writing and journalistic efforts and spent a lot more time on the computer than I had ever before. In the process of working with different magazines and editors, someone mentioned to me that they had a book blog and asked me to check it out. I did and the rest is history. I had no idea that you could go to blogs, enter contests and win books and that you could post reviews and do your own blog. I absolutely love it! It's a great outlet, for my ideas on other writers as I continue my own writing career.

What’s been the most fun or exciting thing you’ve been able to do on your blog lately?
The most fun thing for me since I started my blog was becoming acquainted with other people in the book blogging community. I think it's wonderful to be able to share my love of reading with others, so I've had a giveaway or two and I've just started doing a monthly comment contest for a book of the readers choice under $25 dollars. That has been really exciting and I have had a lot of success with that so far.

What’s your opinion of books made into movies? Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?
I have a thing about watching a movie that comes from a book. I rarely ever go see the movie until after I have read the book. The reason for this is because, the book is always so much better. They have to leave so much of the back story and so much of the character development. I do like to watch them though and see what differences there are between the book and the movie and that sort of thing. Pride and Prejudice would have to be my favorite book, made into a movie. The version with Kiera Knightley is my favorite.

You can only afford to purchase one book at the bookstore today. What do you choose?
The book at the very top of my Wish List right now is, Hope's Folly by Linnea Sinclair, it is the 3rd book in the Dock Five Universe series. It is a paranormal romance. It's been out for a little while, but I really, really want to read it.

What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure T.V. show? Or book?
My favorite guilty pleasure T.V. show would have to be Lost! I absolutely love that show. I don't watch much T.V. at all, but I don't miss Lost. I have no idea what I will watch after this final season.

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
There are so many things to choose from. Most people don't know that I have two beautiful daughters, ages 10 and 12 and a very rowdy service dog, names Sundae.

If your life were being made into a movie, what would it be called, and who would you cast?
LOL! This is hard. I think it would be called, "A Country Writer", because essentially that's me. I have no idea who to cast. The heroine would have to be divinely beautiful and full of sass and spirit. LOL! Just kidding. I would probably cast someone like Holly Hunter or Kyra Sedgwick, both have some spunk. I definitely do not look anything like them though.

Anything else you’d like to add?
The only thing I want to add is a big thank you for the interview and I hope everyone will come by and visit my blog. I think there is something for everybody. I love books and I love reading and instilling that love of the written word in other people.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Debbie!


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