When we have a favorite book, a story that stirs us, why not buy an extra copy and love it with pens and pencils?
I started annotating long ago when I became very good friends with my Bible. When I went back to school as a grown up, I found that annotating helped my own reading comprehension.
One day, I decided to annotate one of my all time favorites, Harriet the Spy. I found that annotating (marking up the text) makes me happy.
I found this copy of The Wind in the Willows at a real messy used book store. This morning, coffee and writing utensils at the ready, I jollied up some of my favorite passages.
I've had fun adding my own embellishments to this dear, soothing story of friendship and comfort. I had forgotten that Toad dresses up as a washer woman to escape his confinement. I shall color his dress next.
Hop on over to fraise lachrymose and read all the Wind in the Willows posts. A big hug and a shout out to Mags who thought of this and organized it all.