What better way to celebrate the month of May than to honour one of the best literary characters! Waterstone’s have chosen Roald Dahl’s Matilda as their children’s book of the month and are hosting events all around the UK. We can’t wait to spend the bank holiday weekend re-reading this old favourite. Who can resist these sentiments:
Calling all bookworms! Do you scribble in the margins furiously while disagreeing with somebody’s opinion? Do you highlight lovely quotes to text to your beloved? Does the thought of writing in a crisp new book horrify you?
We’re two book-related academics (no seriously, we get to study books for a living – how awesome is that!?) who are super interested in marginalia and want to find out if/what people are writing in books. Would be lovely to hear what you do.
If you’re interested sharing your practices then please fill out this questionnaire. It should take about 15 minutes and will be really helpful to us. Please pass this on widely to any other book-lovers (or any weird book-haters) you know.