Musing Mondays (September 10)

Musing Mondays is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. This week’s musing asks…

Do you take notes while you read?

Whether or not I take notes or not depends on what I’m reading. I have a few notebooks that I use for taking notes and quotes from books I read. If I’m reading a book with a lot of characters whose names are hard to remember I might write down more notes than normal.

If I am doing a course I will at the very least take more detailed notes, but more often than not I’ll use a pencil to mark up the book, write notes in the margins, or underline things I may need to remember or quote. I have a number of old textbooks in the house that are all marked up like this. However, this kind of book defacing is quite rare for me and tends to be in books that I may not look at much again once the course is over.

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