Footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies

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Footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies

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1Sile
Dec 21, 2009, 3:10pm

How many members enjoy reading the footnotes, endnotes and bibliography in a book?

I do. That's probably why my wish list has grown. I have come across so many instances of bad history, incorrect facts, and so on, that I now check the bibliographies to see if authors have used source material, or are regurgitating from a second, or third hand source (which I will also check).

By reading the footnotes/endnotes and bibliographies, I have come across some amazing books and, to be honest, I think it's a habit that has served me well.

2Rowntree
Dec 21, 2009, 3:43pm


Oh, yes. Footnotes, etc., are a fine way to locate more books which one simply *must* have. I also enjoy reading bibliographies and realizing, right, got that, got that, and that, oh and - now where did I put that one...?

I agree that it's quite a useful habit, if sometimes an expensive one.

3MaelBrigde
Jan 24, 2010, 12:14am

Oh yes. Got to read them. Also pore over the copyright page...