I used to underline my favorite passages in books, and sometimes write notes in the margins. Not to mention putting my name in permanent marker across the top edges. Especially when I was in high school. I even used to underline in ink, so that flipping through the book I could quickly locate a quote I wanted. I don\’t do that anymore. I\’ve even gone back and erased what I could of books I had underlined in pencil, and begun to replace ones I had underlined with ink. I re-read my books often and prefer to see them with new eyes each time, instead of having my attention drawn to words I appreciated ten years ago but don\’t see so much in now, when something else is speaking to me… Instead of marking up my books, I keep a notebook by the bed where I jot down ideas and notes, as part of the log of books I\’ve read.