Booking Through Thursday asks, “Do signed copies excite you? Tempt you? Delight you? Or does it not matter to you?”
I don’t have many signed copies of books. I grabbed Neil Gaiman’s autographed copy of The Graveyard Book when he came to our town this winter. Sadly, it’s not particularly meaningful to me.
My most beloved signed copy is The Love Letters which Madeleine L’Engle signed for me personally when she came to Wheaton College in 1987. She has long been one of my favorite authors, and it’s especially important to me now that she’s now longer living.
Perhaps the autograph I would most desire is that of Haruki Murakami’s. I’ve looked at books which he has signed on eBay, and can’t possibly justify the price. But, that is one signature which would be the most valuable to me should I be so lucky as to have it.
Do you have an author whose signature you would value the most? Are you so fortunate as to have a book signed by him?