Thursday, November 15, 2007


Booking Through Thursday

Today’s question comes from Conspiracy-Girl:
I’m still relatively new to this meme so I’m not sure if this has been asked yet, but I’m curious how many of us write notes in our books. Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?

I never ever write on my novel books. It just big no no. I never even dog ear the pages either. I take care of books that I buy. They're always clean unless it the book I brought from used books. If ever I need to write down a notes so I can remember later, I just marked them with bookmarks or other flat items. So that I can go back to it when writing reviews or for group books discussion.

Of course when I was in high school I used to write on my books. Those Shakespeare booklet play was always marked. And even the novels book were written with notes and I learn a big lesson after that. It is a no no for me now......... ;)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


gautami tripathy said...

Same here. I stopped that habit of writing in my paperbacks long time back.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia! Your answer made me sound like a book villain. No, more like a book violator... I don't write in novels but I do dog-ear them. They are very very new despite the treatment I give them. Once a book lands on my lap, it's for keeps. That's why I like to 'own' it.

Marianne Arkins said...

I tend to agree with you! I write in my non-fiction or textbooks... notes to help me remember pertinent information. But fiction?? NO. Never.

Happy BTT!

Literary Feline said...

There are quite a few of you strict preservationists, I see. :-) I am not so strict myself, although I rarely do write in the books I own--only occasionally when desperate times call for desperate measures.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh yeah, another "preservationist"! I'm the same way - I don't write in them, turn down corners, much less write in the margins. I like to take good care of my books too - they're like treasured friends to me :)

Happy Reading!

Barbara said...

I am the same way! Funny how pariticular we can be about books!
Happy BTT.

Melody said...

Julia, I guess most of us think alike. ;)

pussreboots said...

I only write on books for special reasons. Happy BTT.