Me

Hey!  I thought it would be fun if I added a page that told you about me.  If there are any questions that I have not answered here but you would like to know more, please do send me an email to debrasbookcafe@gmail.com.  So here we go.....

Q - What is your name? 
A - My name is Debra and I am in my 30s.

Q - Where were you born?
A - I was born and raised in Suffolk, England, and love it here so much I never want to leave......

Q - First 'real' book I remember reading.
A - The first real book I remember reading, from start to finish I think was Freaky Friday by Mary Rogers and that was back in Middle School (aged around 10).

Q - Have you always loved books?
A - For as long as I can remember, yes.  I have a really crap memory but can remember as far back as to when I was old enough to be let out on my own to wander around the village I used to live in.  Every Saturday, my mum used to go over to my grandmothers to help with housekeeping etc and I used to wander down to the local library and spend hours choosing books that I would read that week and then return the following Saturday...  I was very much a shy person when I was growing up and although I did have friends that I hung around with, I did also enjoy spending hours on end by myself reading, writing and watching movies.

Q - Have you ever taken part in any reading competitions?
A - About the same time as I was going to the local library every Saturday when I was about 10 or 11, they had annual competitions where you had to read a certain amount of books and then you get a certificate at the end.  I did that a few year running until I was too old for the competition.  I loved it!  

Q - What made you start reading?
A - To be honest with you, I am not sure.  I guess I have always been very bookish, even from a very early age.  I love stationery, paper, pens and what I love more is words whether it is written on the page already or to be written.   

Q - Who are your favourite authors? 
A - Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult, Cathy Glass, Kate Morton and Cecelia Ahern.  I have only limited myself to five authors but I am adding to this all the time!

Q - What are your top five favourite books of all time? 
A -  Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks, Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern.

Q - Who are your top five male celebrity crushes?
A - George Clooney, Matthew Perry and Kevin Costner - in no particular order!!

Q - Who are your top favourite singers?
A - Richard Marx, Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake and Craig David.

Q - What are your five favourite movies of all time? 
A - Message in a Bottle, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Anchorman and The 40 Year old Virgin.

Q - What are your five favourite TV shows of all time? 
A - Friends, Frasier, Will and Grace, Arrow and The Flash.

Q - What are your hobbies, not including reading?
A - I love watching movies and TV shows, going shopping, long distance walking, hanging out with friends and listening to music.

Q - Who are your favourite male and female characters in the books you have read so far? 
A - I would have to say for the male character I would choose Landon Carter from A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.  I loved the way the character went through such a dramatic change of personality and attitude towards live that I really admired in a character.  For a female character, I would have to say Jamie Sullivan also from A Walk to Remember because of all the strength she had and such believe in herself and others that it makes me want to be a better person than I already am.

Q -  How long do you give a book to know whether you like it or not? 
A - I usually like to give each book a fighting chance.  I try to read about 50 pages in but if I am really not feeling the story I will put it to one side and try again later.

Q - Do you crack the spine?
A - Yes.  I know it makes it all 'liney' when I have finished reading it and it goes back on my bookshelf but I just can't help myself!