Do you like to take notes while reading a book? Maybe underlining interesting parts for you to remember?What about when it’s time to decide for a new book/story, how do you choose it?
I've been known to take notes while reading a book (not talking about study books for class but just reading books for pleasure sort of reading). Sometimes an author will say a 'thing' in such a way that it resonates so true in me that I want it in my collection of quotes. One that I have kept is:
" ... It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ..."Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
"... And no practical definition of freedom would be completely without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based. ..." Lord Vetinari to Moist von Lipwig in Going Postal
by Terry Pratchett
As for underlining in a book, or highlighting in it ... once upon a time I got Culpeper's Color Herbal
and blithely went through it highlighting the plants that I wanted to have in my own garden. After a few highlights, I had a moment of WHAT AM I DOING
and stopped. There is one book, however, which I have read and underlined many things in it and continue to do so. And that's okay.
Finding new books to read is sometimes a challenge. There are so many books written and recommended, how does one narrow the list? I've bumped into many books when joining the Book Club here at HOL.
What I have done is read what other people write about books and then see if my library has them. Many of the books people in here recommend are available so YAY. Some of the books which people here like are not always suitable for Monthly Book Discussion reading because of subject material, or length, or a combination of factors which end up putting it on the 'do not use' list. One such book is Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline, which I liked so much that I ended up adding it to my own library.