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“I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. The day Hazlitt came he opened to ‘I hate to read new books’ and I hollered “Comrad” to whoever owned it before me.” – Helene Hanff – 84 Charing Cross Road
I love coming across underlinings and question marks in the margins…
Agreed. Helene Hanff also wrote the series Ellery Queen and a few small books that were mainly autobiographical. 84 Charing Cross Road was made into a film with some top of the line talent, Anthony Hopkins, Ann Bancroft, Judy Dench… and it is about her relationship with a small antique bookshop in London that lasted from 1949 through and into the 1960’s. That line is from the book/film.
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Welcome, Bridget 😀
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Thanks! It’s good to share.
One thing you can’t do is throw them away.
On making notes in the margins, yes. I make notes on ebooks, too. I don’t like folding down corners to keep your place, though. Must be something to do with the way I was brought up. I was taught never to do that. I can’t think why it was so bad, now I think about it.
Throw away a book? Never, at least charity shops will give a home to books that you know you will never re-read. I don’t mind making notes in a book (short, pithy ones that will hopefully confound a future reader), but there’s a lot of deep-seated guilt associated with dog-earing a page
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