"The Top Shelf"On the top shelf of one of my bookcases, I keep the books that have been signed by the authors. When we lived in England I had the chance to attend a few book signings and the books in the picture above are all personalized by authors I met in person. Of course I'm always a bit in awe of them so I never know what to say but it was fun to see the writers behind the books. Not shown, a few other signed books that I randomly found at bookshops in London or elsewhere.
Some of the highlights from my small collection..
From the pen of David Mitchell, a self image (?) of him drinking a bottle of Kirin, a Japanese beer. I mentioned to him that I'd also lived in Japan. :)
Some more spontaneous art from the pens of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. The above in a copy of The Wolves in the Walls, which I got to hear Neil read aloud!
I never had the opportunity to meet her, but I found this signed copy in a bookstore in Victoria where she had obviously done a signing after the release of Unless.
Some other Weekly Geeks photos that you should check out if you haven't already...
I love Nymeth's homage to stuffonmycat.com!
Maree shared pictures of some of her cats and books.
Harry's "Photosession with stimulants" produced some fun, gothic pictures.
Chris shares some of the books around her house.
brideofthebookgod shows us her comfy reading chair. I want one!
katrina gives us a picture journal of where her reading has taken her this week.
Terri has a clever way to keep those TBR books from being too tempting.
Katherine shows us her tidy, alphabetized bookshelves. I can only dream!