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 endtable right now?
I just finished reading The Diamond Age, a science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson, and right now I’m in the middle of My Bonny Light Horseman, a YA historical adventure by L.A. Meyer (book #6 in the Bloody Jack series).
Where’s the best place to curl up with a good book?
To be honest, I don’t actually read the books, I listen to them. I have an eye condition that makes reading print difficult, so I do my reading by listening to audio books. My favourite place to curl up with a good audio book is a comfortable chair with a good view (a train trip is perfect for this, but a lawn chair on a warm summer night under the stars is also great — until the mosquitoes get too friendly).
Who’s your favourite literary hero?
Currently, my favourite literary hero has to be Jacky Faber, the swashbuckling, musically talented, tender-hearted heroine of the Bloody Jack series (this totally entertaining series is also my guilty pleasure).