Interview with Book Blogger, Jessica!

Saturday, 3 March 2012
Today I'm pleased to welcome Jessica from Booked Up! I was really glad when she requested that we interview each other because she is a lovely book blogger with a great blog!

**Hi, Jessica!**
** Hey there, Rachel! (Waves!)**

What (or who) got you into book blogging?
Well I remember a while back, I was looking at a load of other book blogs. I sat there and thought "Wow, if only I could make my own. . ." Then I realised - I could! Thus, Booked Up! was born. So I guess it was the many other book bloggers that helped me decide to make my own.

What sort of genres do you enjoy reading more?
I'm always open to new genres, but I mainly stick to Chick Lit, YA adventures and fantasy. One rule for me though: Never. Touch. A. Horror.

If you only could only have the books of three authors, who would they be and why?
Wow, that's one tough question. There are just so many to choose from! First I would have to have Jacqueline Wilson. I don't really read much from her anymore, but her books were my whole childhood. She probably got me so interested in reading in the first place, when I was a lot younger. Everyone should get to experience the Jackie Wilson faze! Secondly, Cathy Cassidy. Her books were and still are perfect for teenage girls. I find myself constantly daydreaming about swapping lives with the girls in her novels. For the third author, I can't choose between Sophia Bennett and Lauren St. John. Sophia because she introduced me to a world I never knew existed (the fashion world!) , and Lauren St. John because of her wonderful books involving wild animals from Africa, which I love reading about.

Which character would you happily be best friends with?
Several years ago, I would have said Tracy Beaker. But now, I think it would be Edie from the Threads Trilogy. Edie is just so caring and supportive, and I've never had a friend quite like her. In the Trilogy, she is forever trying to save the world, and I would happily join her.

Do you have any similar traits to any fictional character yourself?
Hmm, I now realise why I would choose Edie to be my best friend, as I think I'm a tiny bit similar to her. I also love trying to Save The World, and care about making sure my friends are always OK. If they have a problem, like Edie, I try and make it my own to fix. Which can be stressful! I know I'm not, but I would like to be sassy and confident like Sabine from the Soul Screamers Series. However, I know I'm actually very self-conscious like Georgia from the Georgia Nicolson Series.

If you could disappear into any book, which one would it be?
I think it would very fun to be able to visit The Secret Garden. I'm not into many classics, but that one is an exeption. It just all sounds so beautiful, and to hide away in there for a while would be my version of heaven!

Quick Fire Questions:

Printed or Ebook? Paperback, paperback, paperback. I still can't get my head around why anybody likes Ebooks. To me, it's just not the same at all. No new book smell (sorry, but I am that sad!), no feel of the pages between your hands, and you can't display it proudly on a real bookshelf.

Dystopian or Contemporary? I think Contemporary - it appeals to me a lot more.

Faeries or Mermaids? I've never been too keen on either, but can Sirens count as a type of Mermaid? If so, Mermaids!

Cathy Cassidy or Chris Higgins? Sorry Chris, but Cathy all the way. I do love her too, though, and you'll find them both filling my bookshelves.

Harback or Paperback? Paperback again. The reason for this is probably because I can fit more of them on my bookshelves than Hardbacks.

Thanks for answering my questions!
Thanks so, so, so much for having me here, Rachel! It's been amazing!

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: You can go see my interview over at Jessica's blog, here! :)


  1. Brilliant interview! I love all the questions and answers, and all the great books and characters mentioned.

  2. Fantastic interview! I love Edie, and I'm a bit like her - I think me and you would get on really well Jessica! Sorry, you and I :)

    I agree with you about real books! I HATE e-books! Ugh! I can't stand them :/

    1. Aw, thankyou Cliona! Yep, I bet we would get on really well :D x And yep, real books are soo much better. xxx :)

  3. Brilliant interview!! :-) :-) Me three...I hate e-books as well! ;-) I love bookshops and going in and looking through the shelves (and usually leaving with no money left!) I have a Kindle but I use it really rarely, my mum's the one who uses it! :-)

    Thank you so much for the awesome interview Rachel and Jessica!

    Beth xx


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