The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Have you ever gotten a book signed by the author?
(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)
Oh my gosh, YES!
I low-key collect signed books and have grabbed them whenever I have the opportunity.
My first ever signed book was the collection of poetry by James Dickey (picture #2). You may remember him for his book Deliverance which became a famous movie that is referred to still today. I was gifted it by Dickey as part of my university’s award for being the best student in the English department. James Dickey was the artist in residence that year.
I met James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Charles Frazier (in person), and Terry Goodkind (virtually) and had their books signed after hearing them speak. Those were big fan moments for sure. My husband asked Jeff Wheeler to send me a copy of the first book I reviewed of his, The Killing Fog, since he featured it on his facebook page.
The big stack of YA Fantasy books in picture #1 all came through my monthly Fairy Loot box and not only are they signed but they have colored edges and other gorgeous attributes like foil and crazy beautiful illustrations on the inside of the cover.
The rest of the books, the one in the pretty box (picture #3) and the Evanovich and Reichs books (picture #1) were all gifted to me by my husband.