My one regret was that 13 years ago I did not buy his book Eragon when I had the chance. Christopher had self published this first book at the age of 17. Barb and Ron Scherry owners of the Great Northern Bookstore was carrying his autographed book at our Book Fair and I was broke. So sad. That $25 dollar book a couple of years ago sold for over $500 on ebay.
In line I was sandwiched between 2 young men. The young man behind me had brought in several books to be signed. They were loved to death, several of the paperback books were tattered and torn. Proof of the eight times he had read each book. The other young man held a stack of his books, reverently stowed in their case. Two young men who are ardent readers. This was evidence that touched my heart as a librarian.
Did I mention that the book signing was in Bozeman Montana approximately 140 miles from my home in Billings. Through miscommunication we got a late start and didn't leave town until a little after 11:00. The book signing started at 1:00. I was at the back of the line at 1:22.
We didn't even stop to take the picture of the bald eagle standing in the middle of a frozen pond. He looked kind of perplexed as he stood on that ice.
Life is filled with choices. Some we take, some we don't. Here's to all the people who make the choices and follow their dreams.