I’m slowly adjusting to the idea of writing in (some of) my books. I don’t always have a lot to say – in the case of City of Dreaming Books, I mostly underlined or highlighted passages that had meaning or were particularly descriptive. But this is one of my favorite books and since I have two copies, I figured I’d mark up my well-loved paperback edition.
I stuck with purple for my pen and highlighter color, but then spiced things up by coloring some of Moers’s wonderful illustrations. I also used washi to mark larger passages; I prefer that over tabs, as I don’t like them hanging out of the book. It’s nowhere near as scribbled in or embellished as Ready Player One, but I enjoyed this process just as much.