I like using old books and texts that have been reused in libraries for curriculums for years-
I value taking care of them for sure, but in ones that are largely for academic references and questions, so many of them will have little stars and methods of subtly highlighting specific information and lines. Lines that are clearly key and even extras in assignments that I have the privilege of doing now.
It’s cute in a way, there’s exclamation points from people who are excited to finally find what they need, little notes in reference to previous pages, brackets, underlining, starring, all of which must have meant something to each person before- supplementary or not.
I actually really like working, I enjoy learning, but seeing the steps along the way for other people makes me feel like I’m not alone in that sentiment. Regardless of what the past might have held before my presence.