For me, a trip to Barnes & Noble during the Christmas season included perusing the signed copies of new books written by famous people.
I 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 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.
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.
I wrote a series of posts starting last week judging the signatures I photographed. I ran a photo of a signature in each post and the only hint I gave was the title of the book the autograph contains.
I have waited until this week to begin showing the names of the authors.
The first answers I posted were actress Mary-Louise Parker, rock musician John Fogerty, actress and funny lady Whoopi Goldberg and "Pete the Cat" creators James Dean and Eric Litwin.
Today it's reality TV celebrity Khloe Kardashian, author of "Strong Looks Better Naked."
I am not a fan of the author, but I am a fan of the author's autograph. It's a standout.