“Why do we put up with this? Why, indeed, do we cherish it? The reason is that bookstores are human places—they are extensions of the personalities of the men and women who operate them. ...to the extent that we believe we can learn from other people—a belief fundamental to the very practice of reading—bookstores will have something to give us. It’s good to remember this as brick-and-mortar stores fall deeper into a crisis that is both economic and existential... If they are going to survive, it may be crucial for us to have some understanding, and some appreciation, of the minds behind them...”—An appreciation of bookstores and the minds behind them by Sam Sacks: http://nyr.kr/S8EFlb
Do you write in books?
Do you write in your books and dog ear the pages?
Are you one of those people who have to keep your book in pristine condition?
I myself love writing in my books! I dog ear like crazy, underline, and write in the margins. Marginalia is a beautiful thing. I love picking up a used book and finding notes scribbled in the margins. It shows how someone felt about different parts. It can give you a whole other view on a passage. I have written in all my favourite books. Vampire Chronicles, Mayfair Witches, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, House of Night, Vampire Academy, Percy Jackson, Inheritance Cycle, and many many other books I have read (even Twilight) have been written in and dog eared with love.