I wanted to do this post sooner but I was planning on going to a signing event so I held off until after that. I’m not sure if it’s just me but I had a hard time reading all of these! I was so afraid that something would happen to the book – either me or the kids would spill something on it (it’s usually my clumsiness and not theirs to be honest). A few are just signed copies and a few are personalized. Either way, they are something special that I will keep safe for always!
These first two books are so very special to me. As you may have already seen, I went to see Elly Blake at her book release event just a couple weekends ago. This is the reason why I was waiting to do this post. She is very special for many reasons! 1 – she writes fantastic fantasy! 2 – she’s the first author I’ve ever met and the only one I’ve gotten to meet twice! 3 – She only lives about an hour from me. We’re practically BFF’s……. ok we aren’t but you know what I mean! Getting Fireblood signed was an amazing experience because I had gotten the ARC from the publisher and had read it before the event. It was so cool to be able to fangirl over the book with the author!!! I hope to go to the release event for the third book and have the entire trilogy personalized!!!
This is another one that is SO very special to me. I went to my first ever book signing this January. My goal this year was to go to a book event and I couldn’t have been more happy to have that goal checked and done in the first month of the year! I drove 3 hours (6 round trip) to get there and it was more than worth it! This is where I met Stephanie Garber and Elly Blake was the host of the event. It was so wonderful to hear what she had to say about writing the book and it totally enriched the experience after reading it!
This one wasn’t intentional. At all. I finished Nevernight a few months ago and loved it so much that I immediately preordered Godsgrave. In my haste to order this book, I didn’t pay attention to the order. I just clicked on it, sent it to the cart, paid, and basked in the glory that this book was coming. Imagine my surprise when on delivery day I open the package and see the circle on the front indicating that it was signed. GASP!!! He has become one of my all time favourite authors and I literally screamed when I opened the book and saw this!!!
These – these. Sigh…… SJM is yet another one of my all time favourite authors. I saw these up for sale through the Chapters Indigo website around Christmas time and my fingers couldn’t click the keys fast enough to order it! But when Empire of Storms came in I was a little worried. The signatures looked so different. But someone pointed out that she had hurt her hand and was wearing a brace. Yup, that would change a signature!
I really hope that there is a book convention near me in the next few years because I would really love that experience. I live in a place that not many authors visit so unless the books are signed and you can have them shipped, that’s the only way I’ll get signed books. These things are my pride and joy! Do you have any signed books??
Until next time, happy reading!