On Writing in Books

Posted: September 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

If the book isn’t yours, don’t do it.
If you own it you are free
to deface, despoil or decorate
with margin notes, asterisks
exclamation  marks
and underlinings
to remind you of a salient point –
you agree or disagree;
to correct solecism or typo,
flaunt for flout
or less for fewer –
bugbears to be indulged,
the editor instinct
difficult to suppress.

On Writing Books?
Ah, that’s another matter.

  1. pkg says:

    Somehow I have never liked writing in books. Now I do not even write my name on the book. But yes some people really like to make lot of notes or underline stuff.

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