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!