This week's Top 5 theme is books I would love to get signed by the author. I think it goes without saying that I wouldn't turn down an author's offer to sign one of their books - what sort of crazy person would? However, I also think it goes without saying (but I'm going to say it anyway) that there are some books that, for one reason or another, have come to mean something more to you than the words on their pages. These are the books that have gotten themselves tangled up in your emotions, in your memories, in your affections. These are the books that you turn to for comfort not only because of their stories and familiarity, but because they've come to be associated with so much more. Having the author sign these books...well, it's almost like a validation, like a recognition of all that book has come to mean to you. With the creator's name scrawled within, it's like the book's personal importance to you has been given a stamp of approval.
And what's not to love about that?
So, without further ado, I present this week's (belated) Top 5 Books I Would Love to Get Signed by the Author! Enjoy.
#5 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
#4 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
#3 - Witches of Eileanan by Kate Forsyth
#2 - The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
#1 - The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
And there you have it! Until next week, boils and ghouls, I bid you adieu!