posted by June 27 at 11:24 AMon
This was in a copy of Inherit the Wind that I checked out of the public library a few years ago; I had this margin note typed up on my computer along with Mencken quotes:
Do you have a problem and no one else can help, and you want revenge, contact us at: Ateam4life@hotmail.com
And no, I’ve never tried to contact them.
And BoD also links to The Book Inscriptions Project, which runs scans of inscriptions found in books. As an example, found in a copy of Hardball by Chris Matthews:
I’ve always been terrified that inscribed books that I’ve sold would wind up on something like this blog. There a few notes from exes that I’ve tried to black out before donating to Goodwill, but I’m almost afraid that blacking it out would just cause whoever bought the book to pay even more attention to it. And I can’t bring myself to tear the page out or throw the book away. I’m generally against inscribing books, for just this reason. But I’m sure glad that other people do, so that I can read them.