put your name as well as the place and date you got it on the first page
if it’s a gift - ask the person who got it for you to write a few words on the first page
carry it in your purse wherever you go, until the edges are worn and the pages stained with tea and raindrops
put on lipstick and kiss a page - the first page, or your favourite page, whichever feels right
underline quotes you love, take notes in the columns
dog-ear your favourite pages or use sticky notes to mark them
spray it with the perfume you wore while reading it - scent is one of our most potent senses and this will link the book in a specific time period of your life (might affect your other books though, so be careful and don’t spray the cover)
write down your impressions on the last few pages right after finishing the book
use a piece of paper with some significance as a bookmark and leave it in the book - I like to use art postcards I get from museum’s shops
You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone.
When you find a writer who really is saying something to you, read everything that writer has written and you will get more education and depth of understanding out of that than reading a scrap here and a scrap there and elsewhere. Then go to people who influenced that writer, or those who were related to him, and your world builds together in an organic way that is really marvelous.
10.10.2020 October is here and I am padding around my cold floorboards in soft pyjamas, finding solace in the kitchen which heats up quickly when I turn on our old oven, making savory stews and sweet pumpkin loaf, reading, reading, always reading.
me, reading something or giving feedback on someone else’s writing: i really appreciate the way this climax was handled, and the symbolism in this scene is absolutely impeccable; however i think this verb could be changed into a metaphor to include additional meaning and possibly foreshadow the ending. see, here it’s said that—
me, working on my own stories: and his eyes were green… like the color green.
28.09.2020// i went to the ophthalmologist and got some drops into my eyes. now i see nothing. plus i can’t go to the library because due to covid-19 they don’t have their normal services availiable. at least i have my book with me.
05.10.2020 I’m hosting a readathon over on my instagram @phdoingmydamnbest where I’ll be reading from Friday at noon until Sunday evening and creating a lot of cosy content (baking reading snacks and going for autumn walks with my books). Please come along and join if you want, it’ll be a cosy warm space for us to love books together!