Hey there Bookwyrms! It’s Thursday and I’m doing another special back to back week of *drum roll*
Meet the #Bookstagrammer, #Blogger or #Bookshark!
Name & @handle: Jessica Mack @latestbookcrush
Jessica’s a #bookstagrammer & #Blogger
City: Seattle, WA (although she’s Australian)
Favorite Genres: Historical Fiction, Humor, Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Biography
Who are your 3 auto-buy authors? List a favorite book from each.
Philipa Gregory – The White Queen
Elizabeth Gilbert – City of Girls
Ben Aaronovitch – Broken Homes (Peter Grant Series)
Apart from books, what do you love to do? What are some of your hobbies?
I love to paint, draw and illustrate and have an art studio in my house and I do commissioned work for brands (over at http://www.instagram.com/brownpaperbunny).
Interviewer Interruption: This illustration is absolutely gorgeous!! I can’t wait to check out more of your work!
What’s your favorite childhood book?
My mom used to read me Milly Molly Mandy, which I think may have been her copies from when she was young, so I always loved that. But as I started to read myself I fell in love with Anne of Green Gables, Huckleberry Finn and eventually The Babysitter’s Club.
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?
Reading ARCs that you’ve promised to review but end up not being your taste at all. On occasion I’ve been surprised and received ARCs that have become my new favorites but I’ve had more than a few that I wanted to use as kindling and really had to force myself to finish and review.
And finally, what is the last book you gave a 5-star rating to?
The last book I gave a five star rating to was City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. I think she has a wonderful way of really transporting you to another place and time.
Thank you Jessica for allowing us to get to know you! I may have to commission some drawings of my favorite book characters from you!
Checkout Jessica’s gorgeous photos and beautifully written reviews by clicking down below.