I love books. I enjoy and use books (cf. utor and fruor). I might actually have too many books.
I also write in books.
I write in my own books, occasionally, depending on the book. I often read with pen or pencil in hand… again, depending on the book. For example: I have often filled the margins of books on theological issues, or poetry, or contemporary issues, or novels…. or … cook books… ummmm… okay… nearly any book on anything.
I wasn’t always this way. But, as I get older, I write in books more and more. Also, some books don’t have adequate indices. I compensate for the defect by notes in the margins and even making my own index in the back. Ignatius Press is a real culprit for books with this dire flaw, btw.
What do you do?
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I know that this may be as controversial as the infamous “Gins & Tonic?” question some years ago, but try not to come to fisticuffs.