Seeing as my other blog post today was a tragedic two-star review, I’ve gone ahead and decided to do another post today. In this case, I’ve chosen to talk about personalized books.
In my personal book collection, I actually have quite a few of books that are signed and personalized to me. Last month I posted a list of authors I’ve met, which keeps growing every time I remember an author.
Now, in some cases, things were just signed, in general, however, most of the time, they’re personalized.
Okay, I used to LOVE getting books signed and personalized. It was, and still it, amazing to look into a book and see your name there, sometimes with a little message written on them, other times not so much.
It’s a way of saying “I’ve met this amazing person” and “they have, in some small way, acknowledged my existence”.
This is great for me because in some cases I never got to take a picture with them, such as the case with Michelle Hodkin. She’d HUGE in the book world and wrote this series I still look upon fondly and I never got a picture with her because of my stupid dumb phone at the time. However, all of my Mara Dyer books are signed and personalized and I’m hoping she comes near me for the new books she’s writing.
The only time I’ve really regretted getting books personalized are a few ARCs. At some point, such as in this case, I consider giving them away or putting them up on Books For Trade, but then I have to add that they are tarnished with my weird name inside them.
Luckily, I always have it signed “Cat” (unless it’s Jodi who signs it “Kit Cat” or “Kit Cat’s Mom” once). A three letter name is VERY easy to cross out if need be.
(That’s a lie, this year at YALLFest I put Kit Cat instead of Cat, you’ll see, whoops).
The name in my hardcover of Glass Sword is crossed out because I got the first one signed and personalized to my friend “Sarah” and she put the name in both, then crossed the second one out. It works.
Either way, especially when it comes to hardbacks, I LOVE getting books signed to me, personalized for me to keep and love and hug and look on fondly later in life.
So, I took I few pictures of personalized books (one is sideways, I apologize). These are only a few in a bigger bunch which is only going to grow later one.
Plus books from Marie Lu, Victoria Schwab, Sabaa Tahir, Tahereh Mafi, Jodi Meadows, Sara Raasch, and so on.
Either way they’re just fun to have.
Do you have any personalized books? What are your favorites or most prized? If you don’t have any, which author would you adore to have sign and personalize your books?
Peace and love,