Sep 102012

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

Today’s question:
This week’s musing — courtesy of – asks…
Do you take notes while you read?

My answer:
Yes.  I started taking notes when I started reviewing requested reads.   Prior to finding this book blogging community, I never did.  And the notes are always written on a notepad, never in the book, if I’m reading a print.

My notes usually will contain facts about the characters, especially if there are a lot of them, emotions and thoughts that I feel about certain scenarios as I’m reading, will note the page numbers if there is a quote or paragraph that I feel I will need in writing my review, where the book takes place for one of the challenges I signed up for, etc.

I usually write my review as soon as I finish one book and before starting my next book.  I feel that I want all the content to be fresh in my mind plus not getting anything confused between books.  Guess that is why I don’t read multiple books at the same time.

What about you?  Do you take notes?  Anything specific?

September is being hosted by BookNAround

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
Click on title for synopsis via IndieBound.





*The Prophet by Ethan from The Story Plant
*Leaving the Hall Light On by Madeline Sharples from Dream of Things
Thursday:  EBooks from Authors via  author, Melissa Foster, for Thriller Event
*Last One Chosen by Stephen Woodfin
*A Death on The Wolf by G.M. Frazier
*Omar: A Novel by Craig Thompson 
*Chasing Innocence by John Potter
*After The Fog by Kathleen Shoop
*River in the Sea by Tina Boscia
*Project Moses by Robert B.Lowe
*Pegasus Falling by Wm E. Thompson
*The Fall of Billy Hitchings by Kirkus MacGowan

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  14 Responses to “Monday Memes”

  1. Judging by the covers (ha!) it looks like you received some good books!

  2. My note taking days are few and far between. I probably jot down quotes I want to remember more than anything else.

  3. Most of these are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all.

    I do like taking notes, but I can NEVER write in my book. No bent pages, no broken spine…can’t do it!

  4. These are new to me…I am intrigued by the title of Leaving the Hall Light On. Enjoy!


  5. After the Fog sure has a striking cover doesn’t it? Happy reading this week!

  6. No note taking for me, but I do use post it flags from time to time.

  7. I need to start taking notes…I’m bad about that and then I forget things!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. Wonderful books in your mailbox. Have a great reading week!

    Here is my Monday post!!

  9. For some reason I am not surprised you are a note

  10. I am horrible I do not write the review when I need to or finish. I have piles of notes but my ADD ways tend to have me looking at a TBR, as in to be reviewed pile HUGE, I have over 20 to write.. sigh…

    Here is my Musing Monday GREAT question this week!

    Congrats to the winners,congrats with the new company WOOHOOO

  11. I’m not much of a note-taker, which is why I try to write up my review soon after I’ve read the book.

    Looks like you got a great batch of books. Enjoy!

  12. I definitely don’t take notes in books either! Here’s mine!

  13. I don’t take notes, but I do write my reviews as soon as I finish the book. I do it for the same reason you do – so I don’t forget!

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