Dancing in the margins of books at Pinterest

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Readers of this site know that I’m a huge fan of marginalia. In fact, I’ve devoted a whole section of the site to it, and I’ve written several articles about the importance of marginalia in my reading and writing processes.

paleking2Since I’ve shared my margin notes several times on this site — including my kindle notes — I’ve collected a lot of beautiful images of marginalia. I’ve followed in the footsteps of writers like Sam Anderson who catalogs his year in marginalia over at The Millions and the New York Times. In fact, Anderson’s work inspired me to write this long, rambling piece about how I developed my take on marginalia. That article has been on this site for almost two years now, and it’s still one of my most popular articles.

With that in mind, I’m convinced that people want to share their reading, whether through social media sites or somewhere else.

I’ve tried to come up with an efficient way to share images of my non e-book marginalia. Even though I am an e-reader apologist, I still read print books because I love to mark in them, and I want to share that.

pinterest-iconI think I’ve come up with an interesting solution to sharing my notes, and it involves the social media site Pinterest. Most people know about Pinterest, and it’s unique because it focuses on images. I’m collecting my marginalia and the marginalia of whoever else I find online at my Pinterest board titled “Dancing In The Margins.”

So come over to Pinterest and dance in the margins with me. It’s fun!

Kevin Eagan (@KevEagan) is a freelance editor and writer living in Central Florida. He edits book manuscripts and articles for local and national publications. Critical Margins is his place to share his interests. You can also check out his professional website, KevinThomasEagan.com.