Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scribbling Scribes

Illuminating Your Margins

"—a collection of complaints monks scribbled in the pages of illuminated manuscripts."

"Illumination": What a a poetic word for scribbling in the margins! Here at the bookstore, we sell only non-illuminated (not to be mistaken for non-luminous) books. The debate rages as to whether reading a book among a community of previous note-takers is charming or rather odious. Maybe it would be more fun if marginalia worked something like Tom Riddle's diary inThe Chamber of Secrets. Wouldn't you like to have a tete-a-tete with some codgy monk? Something like "Oh stop your bellyaching! It's not like you're dying of the Plague! Oh wait..."

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