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Confessions of a Moleskine Addict – Do you take notes while you read?

Musing Mondays {Sept. 10th}

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.

This Week’s Muse Asks…

This week’s musing courtesy of  A Book and a Short Latte - asks… 

Do you take notes while you read? 

I am an avid note taker, usually..I say usually because during my studies I took notes on every book, every article I read both for class and with the books I read for pleasure. I am a journaler, and though I have not been doing as much active journaling in long-hand format, I still would never be caught dead without one of my handy-dandy Moleskine. I have tons of them, and I also have others too (notebook / office supply fetish) so if anyone in the house is looking for something to write in, I can always present them with paper in the form of a single sheet, a pad or one of my misc. Moleskines.

Moleskin Collection - Just one pile

MoleskineCollection – Just one pile

Since getting a Kindle, I tend to make my notes while I read within the book. I also highlight the section and grab my active reading journal and using the note location jot this down. This past summer was so frantic and with me being so sick, I have slacked off. Add to that being so burnt out at the necessity of doing it for uni and there are large gaps or very lazy short hand.

The last time we were at Barnes and Noble I went to pick up my usual three-pack and Geoff actually turned me down. He said he knew for a fact I was not doing as much and until he found a new one labeled on the bookcase I would need to finish filling the ones I had. I think I actually had the DT shakes for about thirty minutes that only a Soy Caramel Macchiato & a giant cookie from the coffee bar could bring me down and soothe the addict inside.

Do you take notes while you read? What’s your weapon of choice?

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  1. YES! And I too have a moleskin thing.
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  2. My note taking days are few and far between… although I do jot down quotes I rather enjoy and want to remember. And I too, am a notebook addict. I was just to Barnes and Noble a day or two ago and bought a few notebooks.

  3. I haven’t taken notes in a long time.
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  4. I always take notes. Even if it is just to reference a page or something. I love being able to highlight with my kindle, but I still take notes. I even get out of bed at night to scrounge up the pad and pen! I love reading a paperback and having all of those post-its sticking out with my chicken scratch on them!
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  5. In the old days , BK (before Kindle), I took notes in the margins and kept a highlighter on hand. I did this for almost every book I read except for comics. These days, I make no notes at all… maybe I should come with a new mechanism. Maybe a legal pad. Or maybe buy the paper books again.

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