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Debbie Sims

Debbie Sims

Debbie likes to surround herself with books – non-fiction books during her day job at Oxford University Press, and fiction books during her every other minute job as a Book Walrus.

When not reading books she likes avoiding the real world by sitting in darkened rooms and then writing about it. She reviews films and plays, she doesn’t literally write about the dark. Not anymore. It got a bit repetitive after a while.



Most overused word/phrase:

“Is that something I can do sitting down?”

Favourite book quote:

“People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”

(Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto)

Top 5 books:

  • The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnet
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
  • Middlemarch, by George Eliot
  • The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
  • Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

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