Thursday, June 10, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Can I have your autograph?

Question: June 10, 2010: Do signed copies excite you? Tempt you? Delight you? Or does it not matter to you?

Answer: I have to admit I think signed copies are pretty cool. I do think it's special if you got to meet the author in person to get the signature/autograph-as I did with Kate Jacobs (for The Friday Night Knitting Club AND Knit Two-at The Purple Purl knitting store nonetheless!). I did buy a book for my dad last year for Christmas and when I saw that I could get a signed copy for the same price-I thought that it was pretty neat!! It was one of the Giller prize books-I think Linden MacIntyre's The Bishop's Man. As I said, I thought it was pretty neat-not sure it really mattered to him though!!

What do you think? Do you have any signed copies? Does it matter?


  1. I have a signed copy if the year of the flood by Margaret Atwood. I stood in line when I was at Word on the Street. I still haven't read it yet though...or anything else by Atwood for that matter but I still think it's pretty cool.

  2. I myself do not have a signed copy, but would enjoy the opportunity to meet an author that I have enjoyed reading. I would certainly take the advantage if presented.

    I also wanted to share a quote that I came across this week.

    Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
    Anthony Brandt.

    This reflects what I have always felt about family and how important it is to keep it close to our hearts.

  3. I do have a signed book--Janet Evanovich...okay, not exactly high brow reading, but I do enjoy her! And she was SO cool in person!

  4. I'd rather have the book than the signature, but I do enjoy interacting with my favorite authors.


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