...But I need to confess a short-coming I have and seek out your assistance.
The insanely talented author John Green (Paper Towns comes out on October 16) is doing a book tour for said book. There are two stops in my general area: October 18 (Borders on the north side of town) and November 4 (Election Night Extravaganza down in the Indy suburb of Greenwood).
It would be an understatement to say that I'm super stoked about this. What I'm not super stoked about is my lack of knowledge regarding book tours. What does one do at a book tour? I'm going to assume Senor Green is going to do a reading of the book, perhaps a Q&A, and then an autograph/signing line. That's where I get tripped up. I'm one of those weird people who eschews autographs--why do I want people writing on my stuff just because they're famous (to some degree)? I don't like the idea of that... never really have... I'm sure that makes me weird.
However, can one go through a line, wanting the opportunity to meet someone that you admire them for their dedication and creativity, but also tell them you don't want them to write on your stuff? Is that socially acceptable? Would a "creative type," such as an author, appreciate that idiosyncrasy of your personality?
If one does go through the line, sans seeking the autograph, I would assume said person would have to have a pretty awesome question and/or comment to share with the author. What would that be? I am clearly open to suggestions (drop them in the electronic comment box).