This week’s musing asks:
Do you take notes while you read?
I have always taken notes. I used to pencil in on the margin until I was convinced that it’s unethical to do so. I also ran out of room and so consigned my immediate thoughts to a separate piece of paper that I slip into the pages.
A picture is better than a thousand words. On the left is my reading notes for my current read, The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst. I note the dates I read the book, along with page references and thoughts and important quotes. On the right is my journal entry for the recently-read Gold by Chris Cleave. My notes transpire into a fully developed book review in my journal.
As you see, reading notes are integral components to this book blog.