11/7/2004

Colonel Mustard in the library with a pen (or pencil)

Filed under: — jen

Every two weeks I go to the library. I love the library. It’s like that whole kid-in-a-candy-store thing.

Over the years I have noticed an odd phenomenon when borrowing books - some people, for some reason known only to them, underline stuff.

I am currently reading Leviathan by Paul Auster and here is a random sampling of stuff that has been underlined:

thickets
lo and behold
They hadn’t seen each other in more than
hunch
chipper
wriggle out of it
made him feel sharper
haunches
rumpled
spigot

Here’s my question: what the fuck?

If anyone out there can enlighten me, I would be most grateful.

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