Writing in Booksbook writing
hence the Latin word for "u book") of Egyptian papyrus.
To have a conversation with your book -
I' m writing happily on the edge of my book. Obviously I consider some of my works holy and do not put them in my journals, but they are mostly tough fiction, ancient tomes or costly extra charges or uncommon print. But I also oppose the need to comment on all my borrowed works from the book libraries or from my bookshop-friend.
I' m underlining, circling things, taking down comments or even arguing with the writer, all within the limits of the work. I' ve got dogs' ears to remember to reread certain parts or as food for my own letter. In the past I was quite shy about all this and I didn't like borrowing my textbooks for the sake of it.
When I found out: "You are writing books????????" I thought of the horrors and blame of your boyfriends and allies. Then, I was reading a nice little work by Steven Leveen, Levenger's Chief Executive Officer and Levenger founders, entitled The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life and I now consider myself a proud "Footprint Leaver" in my own work, certainly in a long line of illustrated colleagues from marginia.
I' ve happily emphasized what has become one of my favourite quotations on this topic in Laveen's enchanting book: It' s great to borrow a copy from a good old boyfriend and see his comments and suggestions on the pages. An old friends of mine asked me to write down my own memos next to his in a set of borrowed textbooks.
He love the dialog between the writer, him and his buddies between the envelopes of his work. Whilst I would never normally tag a notebook I lent myself, it was great joy to get approval to violate this gold ruling, and it was even better to see how much joy it gave my boyfriend.
Many of my textbooks are valued companions and it gives me great pleasure to pick and browse through a favourite textbook on my bookshelf to see my note at the edges. Whilst my own diary has been beaten and missed over the years, the footsteps I have made in my textbooks are a great replacement when I want to visit my old self in their pages again.