- Sep 2018
The author argued that you didn’t truly own a book (spiritually, intellectually) until you had marked it up.
I feel like marking up a book or text is fairly crucial in fully developing your own opinions and thoughts about what you read. However, i’m wondering how you can “truly own a book” intellectually when it was created and developed by someone else? Do you truly own it once you have fully grasped the concepts?
My markings grew more elaborate — I made stars, circles, checks, brackets, parentheses, boxes, dots and lines (straight, curved and jagged). I noted intra- and extratextual references; I measured cadences with stress marks
Your annotation skills can definitely progress in many ways, even if that means getting messier in order to mark more intentionally and purposefully.