How to read non-fiction

‘She’s defacing books! Stop her!’ Slowly looking up, I smiled. Laughing it off. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve noticed people watch on wide-eyed and open-mouthed, dumbfounded as they see me write in the book I’m reading. Highlighting sentences or heaven forbid turning a page corner over. ‘I don’t get it, why are you writing in a book? Aren’t you meant to read books?’ ‘This is how I read books.’ I replied. You see, I used to think the same. I used to believe that books should be kept in pristine condition. Read, but not looking like they’d ever…

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