As of this writing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson has risen to the top of Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books of All Time list for Kindle books. To put things in perspective, the Bible now occupies second place.
Our Popular Passages feature uses list to track the most underlined parts of bestselling books–exploring what kinds of writing inspire eBook readers. Here are a few popular and strange quotes from Larsson’s book…
388 Kindle users underlined this branded passage: “The family was so extensive that he was forced to create a database in his iBook. He used the NotePad programme (www.ibrium.se)”
264 Kindle users highlighted this section: “Antipodes. But it was only one in the series of mystifying flowers that each year arrived by post on the first day of November. They were always beautiful and for the most part rare flowers, always pressed, mounted on water-colour paper in a simple frame measuring six inches by eleven inches.”
505 Kindle users highlighted this part: “Borg and Blomkvist had known each other for fifteen years. They had worked together as cub reporters for the financial section of a morning paper. Maybe it was a question of chemistry, but the foundation had been laid there for a lifelong enmity.”