How many of us write notes in our books? Are you a Footprint Leaver or a Preservationist?
I don’t think I mark or leave notes in fiction books generally. I can remember doing it once in a Christian fiction book that had a doctrinal issue I disagreed with that I felt important enough to comment on for the person I was passing the book on to, and once for a book I was reviewing so that I could remember parts I wanted to quote or comment on.
Though most of my books are paperback, I do have several good hardback sets of classics that I would never mark in. But I do need to start making lists of quotes from fiction books that inspire me, though, so I don’t forget them.
I do underline, mark lines or paragraphs, or leave little post-it notes in non-fiction books, though. And in my Bible I often write notes from a sermon I’ve heard or a thought about a certain passage or a reference to another passage.