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.
Two weeks ago, I started a series of posts 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.
Last week, started 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, "Pete the Cat" creators James Dean and Eric Litwin and reality TV celebrity Khloe Kardashian.
Today it's actor Ethan Hawke, author of "Rules for a Knight." I am not a fan of the author's autograph.