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When Writing In Books Is Okay

When I hear people talk about writing in books, my mind always goes back to an old library customer. We ...

An Ode to Marginalia

On the joy of marginalia: finding other readers' scribblings in the margins of previously-owned books.

Maiming or Claiming?: On Writing in Books

WARNING: Contains explicit scenes involving the manhandling of books. Jeanette Solomon’s adorable rules for reading reminded me of one summer ...

To Note or Not to Note: How Marginalia Changed the Way I Read

I don’t write in my books. I don’t underline, I don’t tag passages to remember later, I don’t even dog ...

What Your Reading Rules Reveal About Your Personality

When I started thinking about this piece, I thought about it as just a list of my (many!) seemingly arbitrary ...

The Naughty Magic of Writing in Books

This is a guest post from Book Riot reader Michael Walter.  He is a writer and lit student living in Toronto. He ...

Writing in the Margins: Books Before and After I Read Them

Though I would like you to lend me a book I am not the kind of person you should lend ...