Signed Books!

Tonight I had the pleasure of getting to attend a presentation by one of my favorite science authors (Sam Kean).  The talk was great – in person he’s just as interesting as his writing.  Afterwards, he was kind enough to sign both of his books (The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb) for me.

Those two books bring my small but growing collection of autographed books to ten.  Some of them are people who gave presentations I attended, and some are books that my mom had signed for me, and overall it’s an interesting collection.  Here is the remainder of the list, in case you are curious.  The first three books are the folks that I met in person.

Sundown Towns by James Loewen
From the Bottom Up by Chad Pregracke
Eye to Eye, signed by both Frans Lanting (the photographer) and Chris Eckstrom (the editor)

100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin
National Parks: the American Experience by Alfred Runte
Talk, Talk retold by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate (children’s)
Till Year’s Good End by W. Nikola-Lisa  (children’s)
Song of the Red Fox by Brian “Fox” Ellis  (poetry)

Pretty awesome, huh?  I was fortunate to get to meet some cool people, and I’m fortunate to have a mom who gets to meet cool people.  🙂  I’d like to continue to grow this list as opportunities arise!