Do you scribble in your books

If you do there is a word for it, like there are words for every little action we habituate. The word is Marginalia ..

“When you buy a book, you establish a property right in it, just as you do in clothes or furniture when you buy and pay for them. But the act of purchase is actually only the prelude to possession in the case of a book. Full ownership of a book only comes when you have made it a part of yourself, and the best way to make yourself a part of it β€” which comes to the same thing β€” is by writing in it.” ~ How to Read a Book  (1940) by Mortimer J. Adler.




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An Aquarius Woman

48 thoughts on “Do you scribble in your books”

    1. 😁😁 if they are my work/study books then they’ll be scribbled, notes stuck, stapled… U declined, highlighted… Nobody will say I haven’t used the books 😁


  1. Oh No! I hate desecrating books like this. The only books I ever underlined were text books where the important points were either underlined or highlighted. I do however, remember scribbling explanations of poetry/ literature in the margins of the books but otherwise I like to leave the books looking as good as new

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    1. I agree Aaru, any writing, be the sign, those little notes… They become precious. I keep tags and tix as part of bookmarks, and whenever they pop out, they being back memories of that day, those reading times, some conversation, a tidbit.

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