Do you mark, highlight, or dog ear your books? Or do you keep them in perfect condition?
Back in high school I was all about marking up my books with highlighters and notes in the margins. But as I’ve gotten away from reading for academic purposes, and more into reading for pleasure, I have stopped marking my books the way I used to. Many of my books can still be found in pristine condition after I’ve read them.
But I keep thinking I should go back to marking up my books, because when I purchase used books, I am always pleased to see an underlined or highlighted passage. It gives me insight into what the previous reader may have been thinking about when he or she read the book.