I am not one of those folks given to hand wringing over the death of print culture; maybe it’ll happen, maybe it won’t. One thing I will miss, though, is finding kooky inscriptions in library books. I’m sure we all recall my previous post about inappropriate inscriptions. Now, another, this one from a copy of Geoff Sirc’s English Composition as a Happening:
In addition to the fluorescent blue “hmmm” lingering under the highlighted phrase “sexual chocolate,” another note, written in a different hand: “He’s one crazy SOB; God love him !”
I’m moved by this reader-writer’s unbridled, ecstatic enthusiasm for the text, even while I’m not sure why one would bother writing valedictory comments like this in the first place–esp. in a library copy. Oh well.