Anna Holmes: In the Mind of a 10-Year-Old
I read a lot of classic children’s books. There was an author named John Bellairs who did a series of Gothic novels that had to do with magic and warlocks and crazy, scary supernatural stuff. They usually had boys as protagonists. The most famous one was The House With a Clock in Its Walls. I love rereading them because they still scare me and still freak me out. The earlier editions of the book were illustrated by Edward Gorey, and he not only did the cover but the interior illustrations as well, and they are absolutely terrifying. It’s almost like I get back into the mind of a 10-year-old.