Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Autographed Books

It’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme! Every Wednesday, they suggest a fun theme to write about. The theme of this week is: If you were able to get 5 author autographs, who would they be and why?

This is such a tough question to answer because I’m just not an autograph enthusiast! I attended a writers’ conference a few years ago, bought some books by a couple of the authors/speakers and had them signed, but now they just sit on my bookshelf, taking up space. I only get excited about an autographed book if it is a really old book, and I know that the autograph makes it valuable.

I love to browse used bookstores (which are getting rarer and rarer) to see the old books they have for sale. I rarely buy them because they tend to be expensive and I have no clue if I’m paying a reasonable price for them, but it would be thrilling to see an authentic signature from a famous novelist like Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, etc. I’d be tempted to purchase one if I knew it had some value. But I just don’t have any interest in collecting signatures from modern authors. Perhaps I’ll be sorry later for my lack of foresight if one of them becomes wildly famous, but I’ll take my chances…

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