Nathaniel (chronofile) wrote in margin_notes,
Nathaniel
chronofile
margin_notes

In the back of a used copy of Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem, in pencil, all lowercase:

i would like to be,
in fact feel that
i am, the type
of person who sits
alone reading in
public places.
(be it a book or
people)

Now, this text also has some of the most idiotic marginalia I've ever had the misfortune of picking up in a used book. A not unrepresentative sample: by an epigraphic reference to Babylon, this previous reader writes, "Babyland – Mysterious city."
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