Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my musing for this week–
I finally got around to reading Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments over the weekend. I really enjoyed it—but that’s not what my musing is about this week!
I borrowed this book from my local public library, and as I was reading along I started to find sticky-notes scattered throughout the pages. There weren’t a lot of them—I think there were five or six in the whole book—but there they all were. Each one had a note written on it with a comment about something that was happening on that particular page. The handwriting was a bit challenging to figure out, but that only made the notes more intriguing—I had to work a bit to figure out what the mystery note-writer was thinking. After I found the second note, part of me wanted to skip ahead and see if there were more—but I made myself use some self-control and I waited until I found the rest naturally.
So I found myself enjoying Attachments on two levels—one for the great story and characters, and one for the opportunity to get into a stranger’s head and learn what he/she thought about specific parts of the book as I was reading it. It all made for a completely unexpected and fun reading experience!
How about you? Have you ever found anything in a book from the library? Have you ever left notes in a book for someone else to find? Please share!