Every week, Ginger asks us a book related question. This weeks:
Most Valuable Book: From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you – is it signed by the author? or maybe it’s your favorite story of all time? Share it with us.
I know this is going to go against all of my YA bloggers but the most prized books in my possession (other than my Potter books but that goes without saying even though they aren’t signed) are the two Kevyn Aucoin books Face Forward and Making Faces. I don’t know if y’all know who he is but he was a great makeup artist who grew up right here in my hometown Lafayette, LA. In fact, his dad worked with my parents.
I have a slight obsession with MAC products and his books really got me going with color combinations and I’ve gotten pretty good with them to the point of helping people out from time to time. (I even did my sister’s makeup for her wedding!) When FF came out, Kevyn came to the local Barnes & Noble for a signing. I went with my aunt and waited in line forever (totally worth it) to meet him. Not only did I meet him and take pics but he signed both of my books as well as his mom and his boyfriend. I love those books because he inspired me to do something (even if it is just makeup) and I love when someone local makes it. He died a few years back but I still love him and still look at my books from time to time.
My most valuable books are the Pride and Prejudice and Emma books that belonged to my grandmother. They’re pretty old, I’m not even sure of the dates, but they’re hardback, just plain green (P&P) and red (Emma) fabric covers with no sleeves. I’ve had them since I was 16 and in fact, these are the books I actually read those stories in for the first time. I don’t have pictures of them because they’re packed away right now in anticipation of our move, but they will follow me where ever I go.
Another book that is important to me is my signed copy of Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. It’s one of my favorite books and I’m just so happy to have it. It, too, is packed away.