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April 11, 2010


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I write in my books, too! I call it active engagement with what I'm reading - essential for any writer! Keep on scribbling!

steven germain

Consider the Lobster is remarkable in its attention to detail as a kind of compassion and freedom (one of his themes). Here is a link to an interview he gave on German TV that is not all that well known. If you have not seen it you might enjoy.


Amy U

When I saw you in October, I was surprised to learn you write in books. That's crossed my mind from time to time and anal-retentive me TRIES to wrap my head around it. Perhaps I'm looking for "permission" to do that, myself. Must be freeing. Actually, it never dawned on me that people do that until I heard it from you. Especially your story of tearing a book apart when you were returning to the U.S. to be able to (1) read & (2) pack lighter.

NOT surprised to hear you share this in common with a(nother) famous writer, though.

Happy doodling.....

Michelle Cusolito

I write in my books all the time. I find it hard not to. I've been known to take a book out of the library and love it so much I have to return it and buy my own copy just so I can write in it.

One of my favorites... a copy of Bird By Bird, given to me by a friend when I first started writing. It's filled with notes she wrote in it whe she first read it.

My books with the most notes, mangled covers, and dog-eared pages are my "well-loved" books.

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