NEW #TuesdayBookBlog The #RBRT Reviewer Profiles Jessie Stevens @behindthewillow

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Reviewers on the #RBRT are very busy hard working people who give their time freely, so I thought it was about time readers had the chance to meet them and find out a bit more about them.

Jessie Stevens


Jessie Stevens is a Wisconsin, USA girl for life!

Jessie has been reading and reviewing books at for over five years!

She can be found enthusiastically tweeting away, (@behindthewillow) as well as grumpily accepting that Facebook is a part of life (

Genres Jessie enjoys; My normal diet consists of large helpings of Historical Fiction, Fantasy and Young Adult novels with a bit of Sci Fi and Adventure on the side followed by a bit of Chick Lit Romance for dessert.  But variety is the spice of life…

Book Formats Jessie prefers for the review team; While I prefer mobi I can make anything work for a good book!

Hobbies, interests, and any pets?  I’m surrounded by animals! The dogs, the cats and the dove all live in the house but I like to keep our orchard full of chickens and ducks! I’m a wife and farmer, photographer and mother, writer and hunter, athlete and gardener, and I’ve always got a book at my side!

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I asked, “What new genres have you tried from the review team list?”

 I rather accidentally stepped into a bit of horror. Not surprisingly, I found it equally fascinating and horrifying!

 “What genres make you step out of your comfort zone?”

I’m not into the aforementioned horror because I’m a wimp and I really prefer to sleep at night when the lights go out. Not that I won’t indulge occasionally but it’s got to be really worth it!

“What do you look for in a book?”

I’m an equal opportunist. I’ve loved books while hating the characters and loved characters while wishing they were doing something a bit more exciting.  I always love when I get to “accidentally” learn something new while reading an enjoyable book and I’ve a soft spot for witty dialogue.

“Book Styles you don’t enjoy?”

Short stories are hard for me. I want to dive into a novel and wake up days and books down the line. With short stories I love the beautiful dive in but then find myself abruptly smacking my head against the bottom as it ends!

“Do you read & review Non-Fiction?”

Yes! Not a lot of it but if something catches my interest I’m happy to read it and then bore all my friends to death with random facts I’ve learned.

13 thoughts on “NEW #TuesdayBookBlog The #RBRT Reviewer Profiles Jessie Stevens @behindthewillow

  1. Love this interview, Jessie! I especially like ‘what you look for’ – and that you ‘grudgingly accept that Fb is a part of life’ – I feel the same, though it’s one I try not to embrace too often!!!


    • Ugh Facebook! Every so often I think I should do more with it then I try and I just hate it. I don’t have a personal page, just one that links to my blog but still… it’s just so glitch-y and irritating to use and I just don’t like it!!
      Whining over, glad you liked my answers! 🙂 I am willing to read almost anything especially if it comes with a good recommendation. There are just too many ways to write a great book, I’d hate to narrow my favorite parts down and miss something good!


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