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Marking the Books

Some people like to keep their books clean, I like to pencil in my thoughts on the margin and underline a passage that appeals to me. I can’t agree more that reading is a continual conversation with the author. Not only dies reading encourage critical thinking it also provokes a response.

I cannot agree more with this Time Magazine article about writing in your book. Marking my book is indispensable. I’m interacting with the author and what is written. I own almost all the books so I am not guilty about marking them.

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  1. I’ve noted the bejesus out of some nonfiction books, sometimes even arguing with the statements as if the author were there! But not so much my fiction. If I particularly love a passage I will copy it down in a notebook.

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