Kevin Hartnett, In Our Parent’s Bookshelves
I can’t imagine what it will be like for future generations not to experience getting to know someone by scanning their bookshelves, learning, by their lovingly worn condition, which novels they read over and over and over, and, by their perfectly unbroken spines, which their best intentions never quite got them to. Finding out that sometimes they needed a good mystery or thriller, or that they went through a serious Faulkner phase by spotting all those matching Vintage paperback editions lined up in a row.
Can you write on the inside cover of an ebook? Can you write something like:
This book comes from the personal library of Adam Holwerda. It was bought on February 19th, 2010, and had its spine cracked soon thereafter. He hoped to find within these covers a tale of intrigue and suspense relating to subjects unknown. He finished the book on February 25th, with a headache.