Monday, May 31, 2010

Listful Monday: A Collection of Signed Books

Many of you posted about your signed books last week. You know I couldn't be left out of that! So I decided to share my signed books as part of Listful Monday this week since the theme is A Collection. Most of my signed books are by my local author favorites, with a few others thrown in. Here's a list of most of them I think:

1. Orson Scott Card (2)
2. Brandon Mull (3)
3. Stephenie Meyer (2)
4. Obert Skye (2)
5. Brandon Sanderson (3)
6. Shannon Hale (6?)
7. Nathan Hale (2)
8. Dean Hale (2)
9. Mette Ivie Harrison (3)
10. James Dashner (8)
11. J. Scott Savage (2)
12. Ann Cannon (1)
13. Aprilynne Pike (1)
14. Richard Peck (4)
15. Dan Wells (1)
16. Lisa Mangum (1)
17. Angela Morrison (2)
18. Frank L. Cole (1)
19. Kathryn Stockett (1)
20. Bree Despain (1)

The longest lines? Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Mull and Richard Peck, Orson Scott Card
Most personal? Shannon Hale, James Dashner, J. Scott Savage
Quickest? Kathryn Stockett
Slowest? Richard Peck
Most prized? Stephenie Meyer, Orson Scott Card, Richard Peck
Funniest? The Shannon, Dean and Nathan trio
Most by one author? James Dashner, with Shannon Hale coming in second
Authors I have signed bookplates from: Avi and Meg Cabot

Signatures I hope to get some day, both realistic and un:

Markus Zusak
John Green
Sara Zarr
Jessica Day George
Megan Whalen Turner
Patrick Ness
M.T. Anderson
Sarah Dessen
Robin McKinley
Neil Gaiman
... and many many others!

Did I post too many pictures? That's what you called getting carried away! But I have just one more... here's the portrait that Nathan Hale drew of Toto, which looks so much like her, it's amazing! How does he DO that?

Okay, so that was fun! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! :)


  1. I LOVE all the photos of autographed copies! That is SO cool.

    I think I have about 4 or 5 in my collection at this point, but hope to collect more as the years go by.

  2. You can never have too many pictures. i like all those fancy signatures.

  3. What a wonderful collection. Usually when I have an author sign, I don't ask for them to personalize. I always feel self-conscious. Loved all the pics too.

  4. You know, Jessica Day George has a signing at the King's English on the 12th.

  5. That's a lot of signed books! Love all the photos.

  6. Wow, that's quite the collection of signed books!

    Mine is very small. Philip Pullman, Garth Nix .. my brain is dying here. Just this week Jennifer Echols sent a signed copy of her latest book for me!

  7. Molly, it's fun to realize how many I have. These are all fairly recent acquisitions! I guess I've got the bug for sure now.

    Melina, yes I too love the scribbles... I mean signatures! :)

    Jan, if you read my post awhile back on author approaches, you'll know that telling them what name to personalize with is always stressful for me! But still, I like to have them do it.

    Catie, I've met JDG several times, but either I've forgotten my books or they ran out of the book I wanted to buy! I think she will be down my way this fall too. I'm hoping to catch her then.

    Melissa, we had fun taking pictures one evening. Toto totally got into helping. Pretty funny.

    Clover, all three of the ones you mention would be so cool to have!

  8. I have now seen your list! I think it's hilarious that you put it up on Monday when I was MIA. I also think it's great that you killed two birds with one stone. You sure have been around to those signing!



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