What do children’s writers and illustrators read in their spare time? In this series of interviews with B.C. book folks, we discuss everything from guilty reading pleasures to the best literary villains. If you’d like to share some favourites of your own, please leave a comment!
What books are on your end table right now?
Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Childhood Under Siege by Joel Bakan. This could explain why I’ve been sleeping very badly lately. Oh, and a notebook. Always a notebook.
Where is the best place to curl up with a good book?
The south-facing slope of the hill behind the Granville Island Hotel. It’s my favourite reading spot in Vancouver. People often get married there, so sometimes you’re sitting amongst scattered rose petals.
Do you have a guilty reading pleasure?
I have been known to go on covert operations to purchase Irish chick lit. I’m not proud of it, but sometimes life just calls for slapstick humour and entirely predictable endings.
Are you more likely to be caught reading a zombie novel or a sentimental romance?
See question 3. Again, not proud of it.
Who’s your favourite literary villain?
Vizzini the Sicilian from The Princess Bride. If you’ve only ever seen the movie, you really must read the book.