This week’s Musing Mondays asks
Do you take notes while you read?
Yes. This is one of the reasons I like reading on the Kindle; I can put notes right into the book and then look at a summary of the notes all on one page when I come to write my review. It’s a little tougher for dead tree books because I don’t annotate books, so I tend to take iPhone photos of the quote and just hope that the thought I had comes back to me when I look at the quote later.
I sometimes put sticky notes all through a book (The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai was a good example of a book with many sticky notes) but I rarely write anything down on them so I’m stuck with the old “hope the thought comes back when I look at the passage I’ve marked” trick. Every now and again I find an envelope in my handbag which has notes scribbled on it from a particular book, or I might email myself if I am desperate to capture a thought.
The things we do when most of our reading is done on the commute!