1) can’t read it in the dark while husband is sleeping next to me. 2) Can’t finish book in the middle of the night and purchase next book in series to continue reading at four am (or check it out of your library as an e-book) 3) Much heavier when it falls on my head in bed than the ipad.
Just a note from your friendly neighborhood librarian who actually prefers to read e-books on her phone. Mostly because it hurts less when you drop it on your face in the dark and because I can read in line at the post office. Which I do. A lot. Why do I spend so much time at the post office?
^ What Tammy said. ^
I am an artist, and I also give you permission to highlight your books. Go ahead and underline other passages, mark words out, put stars by others, and make little notes and doodles in the margins. Why should you ever be forbidden from using the medium that inspires you the most? Books are part of our souls, and should also be part of our art.
I want to buy a book, a book that I’ve never heard of, never read. Look at the cover, read the back, flip through the pages. Bring it home. Grab a highlighter, and begin to read the book. Every time there is a sentence, a word, a phrase that I can relate to, I will highlight it. Then, once I am done the book, I will be able to flip through it and see exactly how I was feeling each day that I was reading. It would be like a diary, but written in someone else’s words
NO NO NO
WHY WOULD YOU HIGHLIGHT IN A BOOK
DON’T DO THAT
INSTEAD, RE-READ IT AND GET A DIFFERENT FEELING EVERY TIME
AND END UP WITH A DIFFERENT MESSAGE SO THE BOOK MEANS SOMETHING ELSE
DON’T WRITE IN THE POOR THING
I WOULDN’T EVEN DO THAT TO MY FIFTY SHADES OR TWILIGHT
I am a librarian. I give you permission to highlight books. As long as they’re a not library books. Highlight them. Tear pages out. Tear ALL the pages out. Turn them into dioramas or purses or other artwork. They are JUST BOOKS. I know it’s really hard with the first one. you’re breaking a taboo built into us from childhood. Then it feels liberating. I once turned an encyclopedia into a wearable hat. Something that had been destined for the recycling center because it had not sold at two books sales and was from 1956 and so no longer suited to our collection.
IT IS OK TO BREAK BOOKS. IT IS OK TO TRANSFORM THEM.
- CARL SAGAN (via Advice to Writers)
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It looks like no-one at Amazon has noticed and taken their American Gods Kindle Special down yet. It’s http://say.ly/Qrj1i92 and was only meant to have been a 24 hour special, so may not last for very long.