Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Precioussss...

So, I've been cleaning and organizing my bedroom and office, since both have fallen into a state of utter shame and disrepair during these last couple weeks. At one point, I went through my books (I've said on numerous occasions that I have a pitifully small supply, compared to most writers, somewhere in the 100-200). But as I was going through them, I came upon something very special.

Yes, almost everyone I know owns at least one of the HP books...

But this one's signed.

I don't have anything from my grandparents. Nothing treasured and passed down. But I do have this. My mother was in a bookstore one day, a little over a decade ago, and called me to say a woman was signing books there. I hadn't heard of J.K. Rowling, or of Harry Potter yet, but my mom decided to go ahead and get me a copy. There was hardly a line. And that's one of the reasons it's so precious. It was just a matter of luck and timing, at a time when Rowling was just another up and coming author.

So, what's your most precious book?


  1. wow.

    what an awesome, amazing story. that is surreal.

  2. Hi Victoria :)
    That autographed novel is a treasure indeed.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Plus, your mom has a great story about meeting JK Rowling.
    All the best,

  3. Too cool. I am *so* jealous.

  4. I once met Billy Letts and she signed a copy of "Shoot Me to the Moon." I told her I wanted to write and she was sooo supportive and helpful.

  5. So jealous! have met/signed with JKR before she was famous! To answer your question, I don't think I have any books that are irreplaceable. After my one-time house caved in in a snowstorm 6 years ago (in Denver, not SF), after my various dogs have eaten numerous objects, and because I pass most books on, I don't have a lot of physical books or things I treasure. But then again I don't have a copy of Harry Potter signed by JKR