May 03, 2004

MARKER

I finished reading The Future and Its Enemies this morning. (If I were going to invent something, it would be an exercise bike combined with a laptop computer, so I could exercise and read blogs at the same time. But at least it gives me time to read books.) I'm a "book marker", a person who likes to mark passages to go back to later; my husband is not. Therefore, I was surprised to find that he had marked his book when he read it. It was nice to see what had struck him while he was reading; it was almost like having him here to discuss the book.

Posted by: Sarah at 03:49 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 The collector in me can't stand the idea of marking books. So I used to handwrite notes on slips of paper and leave them in the book as an index of key pages and passages. Nowadays I type up the best quotes in my diary if I happen to be reading the book near my laptop. But I do most of my reading as I walk to and from work, so I don't do that much anymore. What I would like is a tiny laptop that would enable me to read what's on my computer as I walk using part of one of my glasses lenses as a screen. Why not just take the next step and have the data downloaded directly into my brain? But I am scared of having a hole drilled into my skull. There was an episode of THE OUTER LIMITS (the modern remake version) in which all but a handful of people were physically plugged into a global computer network: http://www.theouterlimits.com/episodes/season3/321.htm With my luck, I'd be a "throwback"!

Posted by: Amritas at May 03, 2004 07:04 AM (evS1f)

2 My books are often laced with such gems as "Bull****!" and "Where in the world did that come from!?" I'm actually pretty calm...

Posted by: mike at May 03, 2004 07:54 AM (/0fwF)

3 Maybe it's because you take it out on your poor books. I save my rage for my keyboard. I've actually broken keys off while typing about some outrageous thing I've read.

Posted by: Amritas at May 03, 2004 10:42 AM (evS1f)

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