Monday, June 17, 2013

A Dog-ear For Emily


[dawg-eer, dog-] 
(in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.

Dog-eared books are a sign of affection for something you have read, a reminder to go back and visit it again, something you want to remember.

Take for instance page 605 from the Emily Dickinson biography,
 "My Wars Are Laid Away in Books."

It talks about Emily D's affection for Emily B's writing. 
It shows how similar they were,
and as 'kindred spirits' to me, I cannot help but mark these words.
Here is a close up if you want to read it. I found it fascinating to read.

It is definitely a page I want to remember from this book, and noting it here is a good place to 'hold' it so I won't forget the words. 

Do you ever dog-ear your physical copy books and/or your Kindle books? I just can't give up the physical book and I hope I won't ever. I continually weed through my stacks and try to only keep the dearest ones. 
It is a work in progress, but I am getting there.

I'd love to hear what you have dog-eared.

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