Friday, November 16, 2007

Leaving Footprints

    Today’s question comes from Conspiracy-Girl: I’m curious how many of us write notes in our books. Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?
I am definitely a Footprint Leaver! I love to highlight favorite passages and add my thoughts - that is, in books I own. For example, my copy of Gift from the Sea is absolutely filled with highlighting and notes because I've found new things to note each time I've read it. I do get most of the books I read from the library, however, and I'm very careful with those books.


  1. I highlight and leave notes in the books I read for my book club, but beyond that, I don't mark them up. I'm curious now about Gifts from the Sea.. I'm not familiar with the title, so will have to look it up!

  2. I have Gift from the Sea. I should try to read it and make an effort to write in it, just to try. Because I would like to be that person who writes in books.

  3. The only books I highlighted or wrote in were college books, highlighted to remember important things. I think a lot of us grew up being told it wasn't right to do so...kind of like "treat books as treasures"--I guess I'm the pristine type, lol. I'll have to check out that book too! Gift from the Sea...I see a lot more more books with writing instead of print and they interest me...maybe its time to turn the page and try it!