A Life in Books with Jessica Paige Johnson



This evening I am joined by fellow blogger and reviewer Jessica Paige Johnson.  Details of her blog and how to contact Jessica are at the bottom of the page.


Can you tell me a bit about yourself?

I live in Georgia, married for four years on March 16th, and the mommy to two rescue cats: Sage and Curry. They will be two in May. If you follow my blog,Twitter, or Instagram they make appearances.

I am also one of the admins of the Bookies Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Bookiesfan/) I have been doing that for over a year now. It is lots of fun. Check it out if you want!

What was you favourite book from childhood?
I read a lot of RL Stine and The Babysitter’s Club. I still have one book from my childhood91jXiajov+L that I enjoyed a lot called The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth. I loved dinosaurs when I was a kid, so I’m guessing that’s why I still have it.

What type of books did you read as a teenager?

Stephen King! For a while I was in some kind of subscription service where I would get a book of his in the mail. I still have those books.


What is your favourite classic book?

I haven’t read many classics. I would like to read some when I am able. I really enjoyed Alas Babylon, All Quiet on the Western Front, Lord of the Flies, and The Great Gatsby which we had to read in school.


What would you consider to be one of the best books you have had over the last 5 years?


Are you kidding!?!?! Narrow it down to one over 5 years? This is a hard one… Ummm…. There was 11/22/63, The Stoning of Soraya M: A Story of Injustice in Iran, Secrets of a Charmed Life, Child 44, Still Missing. I read such a variety that I can’t narrow it down to one. I’m sorry!




What book to you think you should read but never get round to?

I have a whole stack in my TBR and everyone one of the books is telling me to read them! lol 😉 I think I will go with A Man Called Ove. I’ve heard so many good things about it.
What do you consider to be your favourite book ?

I will answer with the book that got me reading again. That was Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella. I was at my aunt’s house and the pink cover caught my attention. I asked if I could borrow it and she said I could have it. It was so funny that it had me laughing out loud at work! I would be reading it in between calls (I worked in a call center at the time) and my coworker across from me asked if she could borrow it. It actually got her reading too! She even got her first kindle before I got mine! Thank you Sophie for writing that book!


Is there a book that you have started but been unable to finish?

I try to not have this happen but it has a few times. One was The Time Traveler’s Wife. It was not for me. I didn’t like the movie either.

Another was The Book Thief. This was on audiobook and I did not like the narrator’s voice. I do plan to try and read it at some point since so many people rave about that book.

Another is 50 Shades of Grey. I made it to the contract and could not read anymore. For me is was very poorly written. One thing you might find funny- Ana said “Oh my” a lot in the book. That is George Takei’s catch phrase and he is gay. Every time I read “oh my” I heard his voice…. Not what you want to picture reading that book!


If you were stranded on a desert Island which 2 books would you want to have with you.

50 Shades so I can start a fire easily (lol- sorry I had to) and Stephen King’s The Stand. It 51YoddC3yhLis such a tome of a book, then I can finally read it! Of course this would be the unabridged version.

Kindle or Book?

Either! Kindles make it easy to take more than one book with you, but I still like a ‘real book’


Jessica Johnson
Reviewer and Blogger
Jessica’s Reading Room

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Hi, I am an avid reader and have been all my life. I put it down to being an only child and having a teacher for a mum. The idea of this blog is to share my passion for reading and review new and upcoming books as well as those that may have been out for several years. I also review on Twitter @Bookliterat

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