Today’s question comes from Conspiracy-Girl:
I’m still relatively new to this meme so I’m not sure if this has been asked yet, but I’m curious how many of us write notes in our books. Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
No, I never write in my books. I don’t leave any kind of written notes on my books, but when I’m researching stuff for posts or for a book discussion or something, I can get kind of crazy with my post its, to save a certain part so that I can include it in a post or whatever I need it for…but I don’t ever actually write in my books. I don’t have the heart to do that, I never did that in school either, in school, I wrote down the page number and paragraph in my notebook ….now for Church lessons, I mark up my lesson book with little notes and I highlight things I want to include in my lesson, but I have to do it very neatly so that it’s still pretty. I’m a dork like that.
People actually write in their books? I think that’s got to be sacrilegious or something. LOL Obviously I’m not the type to write in my books. I’m actually kind of anal about that. If I need to mark a passage, I use a sticky note or a piece of paper to hold the page or I write on a separate piece of paper. Unlike Ween, I don’t color code them. I’ll tell you, tough, having an eReader helps with this. You can add markups and notes to your books w/ the device and then clear them when you no longer need them. It’s really nice to have.
Dude, people actually write in their books? I never have. Ever. Not even in my text book for my Accounting class. I got a highlighter to highlight some helpful things and I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
So the answer is no. I’m most definitely not a footprint leaver.
No, I don’t leave any notes in my books. No book marks, nothing. In my college text books I did. I’d high light stuff but that was about it.
What about the rest of you? Do you leave footprints in your books? Ever gotten a book that had footprints in it?