What’s the first book you remember reading?
Hmm. That’s tricky. My dad used to read to me a lot, so I remember many of those stories. But the first book I ever read independently of him would probably be a Star Wars book called I, Jedi. It’s the only Star Wars book I’ve ever read, but I remember really loving it. Before this, I think I’d read every Calvin and Hobbes that existed (but those don’t really count as books, do they?)
What’s the most recent book you have read or what are you reading right now?
I’m currently in the middle of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I’m an English minor, but I haven’t actually read that many classics, so I’ve been trying to get at more of them.
Why did you choose that book?
It came highly recommended from the children of my co-author, Chris Hansen. They insisted that I would like it, and so far they aren’t wrong.
If you could meet one book character or one author, who would you like it to be and why?
I have to answer these separately. If I could meet one author, it would definitely be C.S. Lewis, as I’ve loved all of his fiction. I suspect he would be a wonderful conversationalist, and I’d love to ask him some specific questions about some of the things he wrote and his intended meaning. As to the book characters . . . I can’t really decide, so I’ll go with . . . Frankenstein’s monster (but a version of him earlier in the story.) I think we could be buddies, and I’d like him to experience love and acceptance, rather than be treated like a freaky monster (as he’s kind of a nice guy in the book.)
You can only choose five books for your bookshelf. What are they?
1: The Bible
2: Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
3: The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald
4: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
5: Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R. Fehr has had a passion for storytelling from a young age. In 2013 he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he currently resides and works with other artists in a variety of artistic collaborations. He published “Skyblind” in the spring of 2016, and had both “Volume One” and “Volume Two” of “The Magician’s Workshop” published in the winter of 2016.
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