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 is a Wisconsin, USA girl for life!
Jessie has been reading and reviewing books at behindthewillows.com for over five years!
She can be found enthusiastically tweeting away, (@behindthewillow) as well as grumpily accepting that Facebook is a part of life (facebook.com/behindthewillows).
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!
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.