interesting post this weekend about book dedications which got me thinking. Isn't it interesting how some books have short dedications while others stretch long paragraphs, even pages. Others don't even have any. Some are humorous; others are serious, even poignant. For CAPTIVE SPIRIT, I went the short and sweet route. Mine was two words.
I guess I always feel that book dedications are so personal. That is why mine got right to the point. I wanted to dedicate my book to the person who was most instrumental in helping me write it. If I had thanked every single person who helped my writing career, my dedication would probably have been at least 100 pages. Okay, maybe not 100 but pretty darn close.
While I chose the short and sweet route, I always read a book's dedication--short, long, or in-between, I don't care. I'll savor every word. When you consider how hard it is to write a book, not to mention getting it published, I always figure an author has a right to dedicate her book any dang way she pleases.
How about you? To whom will you/do you dedicate your next book? As a reader, do you care about the dedication/acknowledgements? Do you bother to read them?
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