Meet the #bookstagrammer & #BookShark – Jess

Hey there Bookwyrms! Its Friday and that means *drum roll* It’s time for … Meet the #Bookstagrammer, #Blogger or #Bookshark!

Without further adieu, let’s put our hands together for my next guest!!

Name &/or @handle: Jess, @booksterjess

Jess is a #bookstagrammer & #bookshark

City: Broomfield, Colorado

Favorite Genres: Sci-Fi or Thrillers


What are two books we’d find in your beach/pool bag? 

Right now, I have Circe by Madeline Miller and Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi on my summer reading list. I’m finishing up The Warehouse by Rob Hart (so good!) I like easy thrillers and YA for summer reads.

Interviewer Interruption: I read Emergency Contact last year around June and enjoyed it! I will say though the female protagonist wasn’t my favorite at first but I warmed up to her as the story continued.

Who are your top 3 villains?

Tough question! Off the top of my head I’d say Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter, Amy from Gone Girl and certain gods from American Gods (no spoilers.) I like flawed villains who are somewhat sympathetic, or villains you can imagine yourself meeting in real life.

Interviewer Interruption (again lol): I completely agree. I love a flawed, humane villain who I can sympathize with. They make the best villains because they aren’t so … one dimensional. But enough about me. Let’s get back to you!

What do you think is the most time consuming (taking photos, typing up posts, coming up with captions, reading ARCs etc.) thing in the book community? Why?

Coming up with captions, including the appropriate hashtags, is the most time-consuming thing on bookstagram. I don’t like captions that are too long, especially if they’re one giant block of text! This is especially hard when posting a book review. I’ve gotten better at being more straightforward and I’m always trying to improve that. 

Who are your 3 auto-buy authors? List a favorite book from each.

I usually borrow a book from the library first, borrow and read the rest of the author’s books, then if I love it I’ll buy it! Otherwise I’d have no more bookshelf room. That’s how I got into these authors:

Blake Crouch, Dark Matter 

Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

*Honorable mentions go to Brian K. Vaughan and Rainbow Rowell!

Lastly, what’s your earliest bookish memory?

I remember falling in love with Matilda and Roald Dahl’s other books. I’d read them over and over in my childhood bedroom until the pages were worn and soft.

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