Chiara and Spiros
There is no rule here. It’s a personal choice for each one of us.
Reading a book may take us a few days, months or, when it comes to big stories, even years! We read it again and again…
We are chronic book sniffers*. We love the smell of the ink on paper and for this reason we only use books and not their digital reproductions (e-books).
We pinch and add stickers to the pages. We underline concepts and add notes. The book changes shape and form in our hands, it becomes old, used and, most of all, ours.
We are also seasoned book-bosomed** and wherever we go, we make sure to have a book with us. For some stories we may need to travel to look for more inspiration. Sometimes we need to visit places described in the book itself to grab a detail that we will later use in our artwork.