I just started reading a secondhand copy of Douglas Coupland’s JPod, and it turns out the previous owner has annotated it, adding another layer of marginalia on a novel that has instructions for ramen noodles and software bug reports in the text.
Today I joked (with my bizarrely-assorted game dev pod) that I’d add my own layer by highlighting everything that has actually happened to me in game development. Maybe I’ll color-code by studio. And underline all the things I recognize from living in China. I’m loving the previous reader’s notes, but I also really wish I had this as an ebook so I could highlight and share passages.
Anyway, it’s pretty good so far.