Under the Lamplight: Sandy from Pirate Penguin's Reads

Friday, April 16, 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.

The spunky and ever-funny Sandy from Pirate Penguin's Reads is joining us this week!!

Blog Link: www.piratepenguinreads.blogspot.com

Could you give a little blurb on your blog?
Pirate Penguin's Reads is my own little corner on the internet where I am always talking about books! Because I am a book geek! ;D I mostly focus on the YA genre but I don't limit myself to just that: sometimes I read an adult title or the occasional middle grade.

What got you hooked on reading- did you love it as a child, or was it something you grew into?
I loved it ever since I could understand written language, lol. I don't know where my love of books came from-my parents weren't exactly avid readers. My father's choice of reading material was the newspaper (boring.) and my mother barely reads. (a tragedy, in my opinion.) My crazy love for books must be recessive :)

How were you introduced into the blogging world?
I originally had no clue about the blogging world. I always used to go online to find out about the latest books, stalking author sites and clicking away link after link where I'd discover more books that needed to be read. Eventually (I remember this clearly) I stumbled onto The Story Siren's site. I'd occasionally read her reviews but since I didn't have a blogger acount back then, I never commented or anything. But the idea of a book blog stuck with me for a long time and then finally I just decided to try it out.

What’s been the most fun or exciting thing you’ve been able to do on your blog lately?
I have a lot of fun interviewing authors and participating in ARC tours. Those are great! Plus I love being able to connect with so many fantastic book bloggers (*coughCATEcough*)

*blushes* Right back at you!!
What’s your opinion of books made into movies? Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?

It depends. I try to not compare books to their movie counterparts because I KNOW that movies never perfectly match the book; to avoid frustration/anger, I just walk into a theater with an open mind. Most of the time the books are waaay better than the movies.

You can only afford to purchase one book at the bookstore today. What do you choose?
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier. It's a great book. :)

What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure T.V. show? Or book?
Guilty pleasure T.V. show.... probably Vampire Diaries. As for books? Fluffy romance novels.

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
Mmm... that I'm interested in bellydancing. I seem so serious and I know people wouldn't expect that of me. xD

If your life were being made into a movie, what would it be called, and who would you cast?
I wish my response could be as creative as this question! I think you may have stumped me, Cate. um... let's see.... I would title my life Whirlwind. Because a lot of things, whether they're weird, scary or wonderful, happen to me. As for an actress....honestly I'm not sure. BUT! Can I choose my romantic male lead? Can I have Hugh Dancy? Please?

Haha! Yes, you can have him...if you promise to share! ;P Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for the fun interview! ;)


MarceJ said...

I found you from last weeks Book Blog Hop that I am still getting through. I love your review list.

I keep considering reading East, I see thats a favourite for you.

Glad to have found you.

pirate penguin said...

Squee! Thanks for featuring me, Cate!

And OF COURSE we can share him. We could even do a tour. you know, like those book tours we're addicted to. He would totally distract us from reading, me thinks ;)

Cate said...

Hahaha yes!! Hugh Dancy tour! ;P I'd be all over that one. :D

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Hey dropping in from the Sat Network.... awesome post, Sandy is definitely an awesome blogger! And I love your layout here =)

Melanie said...

I love Sandy's blog!

I have a feeling that the line up list for a Hugh Dancy tour would be quite long! Would definitely be worth the wait, though. :D

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