Thursday, October 18, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Live and In-Person..... Typography

I wasn't around last week, so I'm doing both this week's and this week's question.

Booking Through Thursday


Have you ever met one of your favorite authors? Gotten their autograph?
How about an author you felt only so-so about, but got their autograph anyway? Like, say, at a book-signing a friend dragged you to?
How about stumbling across a book signing or reading and being so captivated, you bought the book?

YES! I have met a couple. My daughter and I stood in line for over 2 hours to met Stephenie Meyer and she signed copies of both Twilight and New Moon. That was cool. Also, we met Shannon Hale and she signed our Goose Girl book. She is so great!

We've met a couple other local not-so-famous authors at the library, but didn't have books for them to sign. Oh, and I have a couple of friends that have written books, so of course they've signed my copies!

Having a friend drag me to a book signing, not THAT would be interesting!

I think that no matter the book, if I hear an author talk about their book, I'm always instantly captivated and want to find that book somehow. No wonder authors spend so much time promoting and cruising the country when they get a new book. They know it works!


What’s the worst typographical error you’ve ever found in (or on) a book?

I just read one just the other day but I can't remember what it was! I think the worst errors in a book are ones that the goof almost makes sense, so you go, "WHAT?" while you're reading, then stop, think, look again, and then realize that it's a goof. Or you sit there and wonder if it's a goof.

Anyway, they sure are annoying and sometimes you do wonder where the proofreading was and how certain mistakes can get by.


  1. Sometimes you can just tell that the goofs are caused when someone uses a spellchecker and then doesn't adequately police the results... :)

  2. A few errors irritate me but that has not stopped me from reading!

  3. Oh... I so agree about the "What?!?!?!" goofs!

  4. I also agree about the "what????" type errors. Happy BTT.

  5. Love the song of the day on your blog...that is so cool!

  6. Hey J. Kaye.... glad you enjoyed my song... I'm thinking it's about time to change it though, since it is supposed to be the song of the DAY, and it's been there for weeks now!



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