Under the Lamplight is a bi-weekly feature that I have created to get to know the blogging community! If you're a blogger interested in being interviewed, please email me.
This week Sarah from Book Duck is joining us!
Could you give us a blurb about your blog?Bookduck is a place to document my reading life, share my love of books with others, and discuss anything else I find interesting.
What got you hooked on reading- did you love it as a child, or was it something you grew into?
I hated learning to read, and it wasn't until the second grade that I began to find books that made sounding out the words seem worth it. One day I took a book from the Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones home from the library, and I've been hooked on books ever since.
How were you introduced into the blogging world?
I discovered the blogging world through researching authors of books I enjoyed. I wanted to know how and why they wrote, and that led me to their blogs, which led me to review blogs. Reading blogs like this helped me select books I knew I would like. Last year I decided I wanted to join the book-themed conversation, so I started Bookduck. My favorite part about blogging are all the wonderful people involved and the interesting stories they share.
What’s been the most fun or exciting thing you’ve been able to do on your blog lately?
Lately I've been too busy with school to do much on my blog, but the most exciting thing within the last few months was receiving the opportunity to review a copy of Lauren Mechling's Dream Life and interview Lauren. It was a lot of fun.
What’s your opinion of books made into movies? Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?
For the most part, I like them. I dislike them when they stray too far from the character of the books that inspired them.
You can only afford to purchase one book at the bookstore today. What do you choose?
Hmph. This is a difficult question. Assuming I'm in a magical bookstore full of unreleased books (and maybe a unicorn or two), I would buy A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner. Her other books are brilliantly plotted and beautifully written, and I'm excited to read this one, which comes out in late March.
What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure T.V. show? Or book?
My favorite guilty-pleasure TV show is Gilmore Girls. I don't believe in feeling guilty about reading.
What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
Most people do not know that I'm addicted to Cheerios. Best. Cereal. Ever.
If your life were being made into a movie, what would it be called, and who would you cast?
The movie would be called Striped Rainbows and I would be played by Katharine Hepburn, who would come back to life just to star in it. We don't look much alike, but I like the way she talked.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for having me, Cate!
Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!