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Sometimes as I read, the perfect thing will hit me and if I don’t get it down, I’ll forget it for my review. Sadly, I’m bad at actually doing it. I like to highlight sentences or whole passages that hit me hard, but if I don’t have a note to go along with it, that impact won’t carry over as well. I think I love the idea of it, and the benefit, but the thing is, it makes me pause the actual reading experience. It takes me out of the book and into myself. When that happens, I sometimes find it hard to get back to the same feeling I had only a moment before.
I’m a bookmarker. I don’t take notes, but I mark pages that strike me. Typically it’s a struck speechless but on rare occasions it’s the ‘say what?‘ unpleasant jolt. If I am extremely moved by a story, I tend to have a great deal of dog-eared pages. So I suppose the more I hit that bookmark button, the more I want to ensure I remember that book.
Not at all. I find notes and highlights really distracting so steer clear. The few times I’ve bookmarked, it was to mark a scene that I knew I’d love to reread, but was in the middle of a chapter, so harder to navigate to via the table of contents.
Sometimes I do take notes, and sometimes I don’t. When I do it’s because I found some detail to be extremely important. I also like to make notes AFTER I finish the book. I like to detail my thoughts on the characters.
When reading anthologies I always take notes, though, because I never write the reviews of one story at the time. I write them all in the end. So note taking is a must.
Aside from that i really don’t do the note thing.
I rarely highlight and never take notes. The typing functionality on a kindle paperwhite is SO BAD that it’s too frustrating to even try. But, on the rare occasion that I do highlight, it’s one of those “this line will stay with me forever” parts…usually something that I can use as a motto or a teaching moment for myself…or a blissfully swoony declaration of love!