I don’t know if you’ve heard of this before, but some people take notes while reading.
Back then, I thought taking notes while reading was weird.
Now I do it.
I definitely don’t do it for fun; I do it to write better, more accurate reviews. (At least I think they’re better, more accurate reviews.) When I take notes, my reviews turn out to be a lot longer than when I don’t take notes. Also, when I take notes while I read, I’m able to talk more in depth about the book I’m reading and reviewing.
I even have a special marble notebook for taking notes. I’ll have to get a new one soon though, it’s getting pretty full.
My friends ask me what kind of notes I take. (Secretly, they think I’m weird.) I basically take notes of all, okay most of my thoughts while reading. If I think “hey, I saw that coming a long time ago!” I record the page number I think that on and write that down.
Here’s how I do it:
Since I mostly read more than one book at a time, my notebook gets messy. My notebook is divided into random sections, four sections to be exact. (It may grow to five sections soon.) Each of these sections are notes for the specific book I’m currently reading.
To be honest, I kind of miss the good old days where I read for fun and don’t have to take any notes. It’s quite tedious to take notes – I mostly read on the train where the subway ride is very bumpy and rocky, aka it’s hard to take neat, legible notes. I somehow manage though.
How about you? Do you guys take notes while reading? If you do, how do you guys do it?