Saturday, June 14, 2008

Book Lover Interview #2: Courtney Burkholder

I met Courtney when she was in the marketing department at the University of Nebraska Press. I don't know what her title wasshe did so many different things it was hard to tell. We quickly became friends. She is currently the Director of Book Publishing at the International Society for Technology in Education and has recently agreed to stalk Laurie Notaro for me.

What is your favorite book (or current favorite)?

Comparing different books is like comparing trees, bicycles, and basketballs. How do I compare Tug of War: Classical Versus "Modern" Dressage: Why Classical Training Works and How Incorrect Riding Negatively Affects Horses' Health with Captain Alatriste? Those are two that I've read recently and really enjoyed, for very different reasons. I'm also finally getting to the last two books in the Series of Unfortunate Events.

What is your favorite book store?
Where I'm living? Powell's, of course!

Do you have a favorite book cover?
I had the good fortune to work with Richard Eckersley for over ten years, so I would have to choose some of his covers: Break of Day, The Crab Nebula, The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the river winding along the spines, The Governor's Daughter.

Do you have a favorite book-related website/blog/social networking service?
Will Work for Books, of course! And I like to keep up with what people are reading via Facebook.

What are you reading now?
When I'm done with Lemony Snicket, I'll probably start Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

1 comment:

  1. Before you got to know Courtney at work, I remember sitting at the front desk thinking, "Jana needs to go downstairs and meet Courtney. They would make the best of friends."

    I think one of my favorite Richard Eckersley covers was for American Cycling Odyssey. I love that start poking into the tire, and the page numbers were designed to look like an odometer turning over.,671240.aspx