For me, a trip to Barnes & Noble during the Christmas season includes perusing the signed copies of new books written by famous people.
I have looked at more than a dozen of these books, curious to see if the penmanship is as well-crafted as the printed words in the works of nonfiction and fiction.
The signatures: Some good, others bad.
I have looked at copies signed by actresses, an actor, musicians, retired athletes, celebrity chefs, children's book creators, a reality TV celebrity, a feminist and an author of thrillers.
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And I used my iPhone to take pictures of the signatures that appear on one of the opening pages of their books.
A good signature is one the famous writer apparently took time and care to write. It is distinctive. It has flair.
A bad signature is scribble scrap. It seems the famous writer spent just micro-seconds signing the book. I would give them a grade of F for effort.
This is the fourth part in a series judging the signatures I photographed this season. The series will run through the weekend.
The only hint I will give is the title of the book. There are two autographs inside "Pete the Cat Saves Christmas." Both have flair and one has humor.
Do you like them or dislike them?