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Name: Jessica Baker
Location: Super close to Austin, Texas
Occupation/Grade: I…go to school. And I run my blog (which I don’t get paid for, but takes up loads of time). And I sleep. :) I’m starting my senior year of high school at the end of August.
Favourite genre: As long as there’s romance, I’m happy!
Favourite author: Jennifer L. Armentrout. (Though Victoria Scott totally deserves a shout-out here, too, because she freaking rocks!)
Favourite book: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
First book you ever remember reading (for leisure): EVER? Probably a Magic Tree House book. But the one that got me INTO reading was Twilight.
Are you a “casual” reader or an “avid” reader? What makes you so? Definitely avid, because there is literally NO down time in between books. Ever. The most I take between books will be a few hours to sleep, because I was up until some ungodly hour finishing the last book. But, honestly, I don’t even give myself that sometimes. I just pick up the next book and GO.
Most recent read: I just finished Brilliant Nightmare by Edita Birschbach.
Next read: I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited about this—Butterfly Weeds by Laura Miller (which I plan to immediately follow up with My Butterfly, of course! Eeep!)
Favourite place to read: My bed. I get distracted when I’m other places. I mean, I CAN read in other places, and I DO, but my room on my bed is my #1 spot. OH! And there’s this rocking chair at my brother’s house that I heart. It’s where I read those Twilight books that got me into this big reading mess ;)
Dream vacation: Honestly? I’d like to be somewhere it snows for Christmas. That would be my vacation. Preferably somewhere there were some bookish friends (be them author or blogger) to meet up with.
Favourite drink while reading: Urm…water. I know that’s boring, but I honestly drink something close to my weight in water every day. And when we have cans, I drink Pepsi, too. But only because it’s convenient. We don’t have cans often.
If you could think of the most ideal, fantasy, crazy perfect situation for reading a book, what would it be? The ideal situation I would be in for reading a book? Hmmm. Probably to read either a Lux novel or a Dante Walker novel, and have the author (Jen or V, depending on which it was) RIGHT THERE to comment to as I read it. I just feel like that would be hilarious…I say funny things when I read.
How do you choose your books: I read what I feel like reading. I look at my books, maybe look them up to learn a bit more about them, and then I start the one I feel like reading the most. Unless I am under some obligation to read something else, like for a blog tour or something. Then I read that. THEN I read what I want.
How is your bookshelf organized? (Alphabetically by title, author, by colour, random): It’s kind of not. I tried to organize it loosely by genre, like all contemporary books on this shelf, and all angel books here, and all that, but…it doesn’t really stay that way. Plus, I keep taking books off my shelves to re-read parts, and then I’m always too lazy to put them back, so there’s a huge stack in front of the table next to my bed. Seriously.
When was the last time you went to a bookstore? Umm…that would be…for the Sarah Dessen signing at Book People, which was in April. The 21st? Or the 23rd? Something like that.
What drew you to Between/Aiden? Aiden drew me to Between, and his Scottish hotness is what drew me to HIM. I heart him to death.
One cool fact about you? I am Victoria Scott’s Super Fan. Legit. Ask her. She wrote it all over my copy of The Collector, and if you ever go to a signing for her and I’m there, too, I’ll probably be sitting on the floor near her or lurking behind her table or something.How can Angels connect with you? I am a huuuuge Twitter addict, so you can totally follow me there! @makesmeworse12.
I have a blog, too, called Just a Booklover, which you can find here: http://justabooklover.blogspot.com
And you can email me if you’d like: email@example.com. No worries, I like people. And I don’t bite or anything.