Tom Newsom beautifully illustrates "The Night Before Christmas."
The book includes several Victorian-style illustrations and poems as well.
My first clue that I was going to enjoy talking with Andrew Peterson--well, I guess really my third clue, with reading his book and hearing his children's CD being my first two--was listening to his voice message on his phone.
A clipped, rather formal British accent began:
"You have reached the voice mail of [Andrew with his real voice:] Andrew Peterson. [Back to the British accent] You can leave a message now or press one and let me tell you more things that you already know how to do."
Or, something to that effect. But leave it to this very imaginative and humorous man not to have your standard voice message on his phone.
A. Novel--No doubt about it.
A. Contemporary fiction.
A. Almost entirely fiction. Occasionally, a really good nonfiction book catches my eye...but I'm not big on self-help books. If I'm reading nonfiction, it will probably be a biography or something to do with history.
B. Almost entirely non-fiction.
C. A mix of both.
A. Yes, I love a well designed book and keep mine in mint condition.
A. I am lucky to read one.
B. I am dedicated. I read 4 or 5. Although there HAVE been times when I've read 10 or more. Lack of time alone deters me from reading more. Also, I'm a very fast reader.
C. I am a fiend. I read 10 or more!
8) Do you prefer to own or borrow?
A. There is a particular joy in owning a book. I have a large library. Actually, I'm fortunate...thanks to my job, I'm able to get a lot of free books. However, I go through phases where I read library books like crazy. I prefer not to borrow from a friend, however, because (blush) I'm bad about returning books.
B. Why spend money when you can read it for free? I use the public library.
C. Different tools for different job. I do both.
--Again, all of the above, plus I receive catalogs from all the major Christian publishing houses.
10) Are books a professional obsession?
A. Yes, I work in the field (writer, reviewer, publisher, teacher, etc.).
B. No, I do it for fun.
C. Kinda, I write the occasional review but have a regular job outside of books.
--Again, all of the above. As part of my job, I review books and do author interviews, but that's just one aspect of my job. I review books on my blog sheerly for fun, and to let my readers know about terrific books.
How about you? :)