TGIF (4): Most Valuable Book
TGIF is a weekly meme by Ginger at GReads, where bloggers can recap their week and answer a blogging/bookish question.
I have a few different books that I consider to be my most valuable. The first two would be my signed copies of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns by John Green. I was able to go to his book tour in Austin in January and it was a lot of fun! He signed and personalized both books, and his brother, Hank, signed both as well, plus “Hanklerfished” the copy of TFiOS.
On that same trip, my friends and I went to this awesome bookstore called Book People, and we found a signed copy of Extras by Scott Westerfeld. I love the Uglies series, so my friends bought it for me and added it to the goodies they gave me for my birthday, which was a few days after the book signing.
Now this next one, I just kind of lucked into. My husband took me to Half Price Books for Mother’s Day, and I bought a copy of Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. A couple of weeks ago I just happened to open the book and see that it was signed by Ms. Johnson herself! Unfortunately it was also personalized to someone named Keaton, but I still feel special to have her signature on a book!
And this last one is just kinda sentimental. I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd, and when I started dating my husband, I talked him into reading the books. At that time, the last book had yet to come out. Then he proposed and we set a date and it turned out that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was releasing a week before our wedding. Now, my husband had read all of my copies of the other books, but we knew that we’d both want to read Deathly Hallows at the same time. So we ordered two copies from our local bookstore and went to the midnight release. They handed out these little bookplate stickers and for some (cheesy) reason, we both put both of our names on these bookplates, and we put my married name in them even though I still technically had my maiden name. So anyway, we could have sold one of the books back or given one away, but they’re kind of sentimental now so we still have two copies of Deathly Hallows.