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27 Oct 2006 ... Booking: notes in the margin

Booking Through Thursday meme

  • Do you make notes in books as you read them? Why or why not? If you do, do you make notes only in certain kinds of books or all of them?

Nope, never have, never will write in books. It's sacrilegious. and the art form referred to as "Altered Books"? Ack! *shudders* *faints*

I started my reading career with science fiction and light fantasy, so of course, there was no reason to write in those books.

And also I was a teen when I discovered books. I remember my parents buying me some books as a kid, but as a teen, I had to buy my own books. I had a small allowance and money from babysitting... It wasn't much and it made me value the things I bought.

I buy books new and I keep them pristine! My paperbacks never have a broken spine or a folded page (after the first reading, at least). I usually wash my hands before I even pick up my books!

yep, I'm pretty obsessive about my books!

Any notes I want to remember from books, I put in my art journal. Quotes, I write down in my commonplace book. It's pretty rare for me to use a cookbook, but when I change a recipe, I will write out the entire new recipe on a separate paper and leave that in the book as a bookmark.

With digital books, it's a little different. My reader has a bookmark function, as well as a note function. But since I delete the book from my handheld after I finish it, I transfer the bookmarked quotes to my commonplace book. I don't think I've ever used the note-taking button.

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