It’s a whole new week, and what does that mean? It means it’s time to announce another Bookstagrammer of the Week—and it’s none other than Deb of @thelittlethingsandmore! If you don’t already follow her, you should know that to all of us who follow her, it’s surprising she didn’t grow up bookish. Apart from being lauded on a Buzzfeed article that put together a very accurate list of Bookstagrammers to follow if you’re really into reading, Deb truly is incredible and loved for her carefully curated feed and book recommendations. She puts a lot of thought and love into what she does, and it shows on her very aesthetic feed!
We’re certain you’re going to enjoy discovering and following Deb, so let’s dive right in.
It is obvious reading is a passion of yours and we’re curious—when did you first get into reading?
To be honest, I didn’t find my passion for reading until my early 20s. I was involved in a lot of extracurriculars growing up and had a lot of lessons, I didn’t have downtime and when I did, I spent it with other activities. It was also in my early 20s when I started branching out from the “popular” picks. I didn’t necessarily love all of the popular titles and I thought I just didn’t like to read.
What is that one book you would recommend everyone reads?
I would have to say the Fable duology by Adrienne Young—not only is it a wonderful story, but a great escape into a new world. The second book in the duology also made me cry and I rarely cry in books.
Which fictional character do you feel most connected to, and why?
I think I would have to say Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series—I’m not quite at Becky’s level of shopping, but sometimes the way Becky’s brain and internal dialogue works remind me of my own. And I do love a good purchase.
What is your special approach to making such beautiful content?
You’re so kind! I would have to say I’ve always been interested in photography, so taking and posting photos is fun for me. I’m the friend who is always behind the camera lens taking the photos, so making my bookstagram content was another creative outlet for me.
Memoirs appear to be a genre you enjoy reading. What is your favorite memoir, and why?
My favorite memoir is probably A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout. It’s a heart-wrenching memoir to read but also a story of hope and strength. It’s special to me as well because after I read it, Amanda’s mother published a book from her perspective, and I was able to attend a book event with my own mother.
What is the one thing your Bookstagram has taught you?
Bookstagram has taught me that there’s a story for everyone—people just need to find what they enjoy.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Deb’s feature on our Instagram, @bookstrofficial, and follow her for more!
Want to explore more Bookstagrammers of the Week? Check out our last feature here!