Who doesn’t love a good book dedication? When an author goes beyond thanking the obvious people (parents, spouse, or editor) and ventures into the cloaked or clever, it’s a glimpse into their personal life. Harry Potter fans know what I’m talking about. All of JK Rowling’s books have had the dedications dissected. (That’s how we know who the godmothers of Swing are in the dedication to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.)
There’s even an entire book dedicated to book dedications.
“…Generally, when analysing a book’s dedication, the discerning reader concerns himself with just two questions:
Is the book dedicated to me?
Is it dedicated to anyone I could plausibly claim to know?”
We’ve noticed that many Blurbarians have added dedications to their books. Some are really, really personal. What makes you add one or leave one out?