So without further ado, please help me welcome Jessica here today.
Cherie: How did you get started in blogging about books?
Jessica: I had always loved books and when I married my current husband back in the beginning of 2010. I got pregnant and needed something to do. So I started a site and off it went. (Pregnancy about kills me and I end up being on bed rest. So I had a lot of time on my hands)
Cherie: Sounds like you had a rough pregnancy. I'm glad you're okay. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Jessica: Well I have been pagan for over 20 years so my site name started out being called The Guardian of the Crossroads. As my patron goddess is Hekate the Greek/Roman goddess of the crossroads. Well after a few months of typing all of that in. I shortened it to Crossroad Reviews.
Cherie: That's so interesting, and I can see why you shortened it. :) What’s your favorite part about blogging?
Jessica: Is it bad to say free books? NA. The best thing about being a book reviewer/blogger. Is that I get to read things months in advance. Which is great as with series I about die for the next one!
Cherie: Do you have any pet peeves that make you want to put down the book your reading?
Jessica: Plot! I just did a read along with the 5th wave and before that I had never known what a bad romance scene was until that book. It had so many run on plots that didnt finish I just had to put it down.
Cherie: What type of books do you enjoy?
Jessica: I love teen ya but have an addiction to all things paranormal!
Cherie: We like the same time of books. Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, or retellings?
Jessica: Ok retelling I LOVE!!!! As for similar book plots ugh. Ok example. I read the entire delirium series and then out comes the program and wow that felt like a prequel! I think the publishers really need to be careful about publishing books with similar plots. Cause it just gets old after a while! Like love triangles and vampires.
Cherie: Do you like when your favorite books are made into movies, and why?
Jessica: Yes and no. I was a big believer to read the books before seeing the movies. But now it doesn't really matter anymore. Because they change so much they never follow the book anyway. So I guess this is a love hate relationship. I love the books and the movies. But sometimes one or the other wins out. Like Beautiful Creatures I loved the movie and hated the book. Twilight, the Hunger Games, City of Bones, etc the books are so much better. And the Host I loved both.
Cherie: If you could choose to be any character from a book, who would it be and why?
Jessica: Ok prob a cliche but I would totally want to be a vamp from Twilight. I could read so much more if I didn't have to sleep!!!
Cherie: Try to answer the following questions in five words or less. If you start a book that isn’t grabbing your attention, how far into the book will you read before you put it down?
Jessica: I try to go 50%
Cherie: Who’s your favorite book mom?
Jessica: Esme from Twilight
Cherie: Who’s your favorite book dad?
Jessica: Charlie from Twilight
|(I couldn't pass up the opportunity|
to include Sam Winchester's pic.
Yep, I like him too.)
Jessica: Lol Sam from Supernatural
Cherie: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Cherie: Have you ever experienced that head-over-heels, tingly, have-to-get-to-know-someone feeling yourself?
Cherie: Are you drawn to the good guy or the bad guy?
Cherie: What’s the first thing you notice about a guy?
Cherie: If you had all the money and time in the world, where would your dream vacation be?
Jessica: My giant library!
Cherie: Oh! Can I come visit? Sorry, back to the questions. Are you a morning person or an evening person?
Jessica: Normally Either right now neither
Cherie: Favorite author?
Jessica: To many to mention
Cherie: Favorite place to read?
Cherie: Favorite classic?
Jessica: I don't read classics :(
Cherie: What book are you the most excited to read?
Jessica: The One from Keira Cass and Panic by Lauren Oliver (I have this one!!)
Cherie: Are there any types of books you don’t read?
Jessica: Erotica. I will NEVER read 50 shades of grey.
Cherie: Do you have any hobbies?
Jessica: I collect crystals, I sing, I do crafts, and I'm addicted to Vera Bradley
Cherie: What movie would make a great book?
Jessica: Renegade by J.A. Souders
Cherie: What’s the worst cover to a book that you loved?
Jessica: OMG Ashes by Ilsa Bick. I hated the old covers but then they changed them and I read it and now I'm hooked. Such a great series!
Cherie: I had to pause to check it out, but I'm back. It’s your birthday, and your friends got you a giant cake. What character do you hope pops out of your cake and what book is he/her from?
Jessica: The Medusa Girls from the Medusa Girl series by Tera Lynn Childs (reading these now)
Thanks, Jessica, for being here today!
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