Imaginative, amusing, and poignant, this book will be treasured by--and maybe even annotated by--anyone who cares about reading. Marginalia, which generally refers to handwritten or printed text located in the margins of a page, have been around practically as long as there have been margins to write in.
Nowadays, people have The author researches marginalia from famous people as well as common people. He told them that reading a book should not be a passive exercise, but rather a raucous conversation. Books with markings are increasingly seen these days as more valuable, not just for a celebrity connection but also for what they reveal about the community of people associated with a work, according to Heather Jackson, a professor of English at the University of Toronto. Students: Tell us what you think about writing in books. Do you write notes in the texts you read for school? Do you write in notes you read for fun?
Why or why not? Have you ever come across a book with notes written in the margins by someone else, like a family member? Did they add to or detract from your reading experience? How do you think digital notes in e-books compare with marginalia in print books?
I love making margin notes and it typically helps me to better retain any new knowledge gleaned from the read. Some of my favorite, however, are notes my grandfather made in his cookbooks—adjusting ingredient lists or cooking times and noting his preferences as well.
I only write in the margins of books that I like. Notes in the margin make reading more interactive, help me remember what I read, and could be fun to reread if and when I ever tackle the book again.
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I generally underline. I like to write in the margins but only if I am studying for a class or project. I love getting old books at thrift stores and finding notes in the margins. I did once when I was reading Romeo and Juliet in my freshman year, and I write in my math and English books a lot.
Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books by H.J. Jackson
At times when it is necessary, I write notes in a book for school, if I have a question about a particular part of the book or a part that I disagreed with and wanted to voice my opinion about. I have come across a book that was filled with notes in the margin, by a family member specifically one of my cousins. I believe that digital notes in e-books compare with marginalia in print books because they are both commentary.
I do not write in my books.
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