I can’t read a book without a pen or a pencil in my hand. There’s no way to connect with it if the words are over there and I’m over here. So I underline, make stars, and if I have time, I copy passages into a notebook or into my computer. It’s the way I “catch” books. If I don’t mark them up, I’m afraid the words will be lost to me forever.
I’ve written about writing in books before–this is something that’s been true about me for as long as I can remember and something I have no desire to change.
Thanks to Sigrun for this reminder about myself.