The other day I was somewhat chastised by someone for highlighting, marking, and writing in my books. It makes them less saleable, and less valuable, and ruins something. I think this might have been something generational where books were a bit more rare, and expensive. So Challies’ extended quote from Adler was meaningful. False Reverence for books may prohibit us from truly possessing them.
Besides, most of my friends like to borrow my marked up books … something about not having to read everything that way. I’ve thought about getting a Kindle but I don’t know if the screen would survive my pen instinctively jotting notes and underlines.