Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun at the Midwest Family History Expo

While I was at the Midwest Family History Expo this past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Smith aka “Dr. Bill” from Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

This was a double pleasure since I am currently reading his book Back to the Homeplace (conveniently available on my Kindle!) and really enjoying it. Earlier, there had been a discussion on Facebook (started by Susan Petersen) regarding e-books and how one would “autograph” an e-book. Well, Dr. Bill solved that for me by presenting me with this:

In thinking about the whole e-book/autograph issue, I find that, for me anyway, the thrill is not so much having a book with a signature – that I may or may not be able to read – but in getting to meet a real live author! I’m always a little in awe of someone who can write books.* Now I just need to figure out if I can uploaded the picture to my Kindle – so I can have the autograph with the book!

More “Fun From the Family History Expo” tomorrow ~ because believe me, we had more fun that just one post can contain!

* "...if she had only books, that she might learn for herself what wise men knew! Saints and martyrs had never interested Maggie so much as sages and poets."
           from The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

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