I write in my books.
I think you all know that by now because I talk about it often. I think it is so important, especially as a book reviewer because it really allows you to connect with the novel. You can be critical while still following and enjoying the book. It also makes a book more unique and special. It’s like having a conversation with the characters. I know that in the future it will be so fun to look back on and read through the pages.
How I do it:
What I Use-
- black pen!!
- 4 highlighter colors
- post-it notes (diff sizes)
- post-it tabs
- I use a black pen to write in the books
- typically this involves little comments to respond to dialogue
- I also write comments about problematic parts of books
- Sometimes at the end of each chapter, I write little summaries or thoughts I had about them
- The 4 highlighters are what I use to really get analytical
- yellow- important scenes
- pink- love/romance
- green- favorite quotes
- blue- things to mention in review
- Post-it notes
- I use the post-it notes when I have more to say than can fit on the page
- sometimes I want to write a couple sentences down but there is no room so I write it on the post-it
- I do not use these too often
- Post-it tabs
- These correspond to my highlighters
- I put them in when I highlight a part so that I can easily flip to the different sections without skimming through each page
Here are some examples of pages in my books: (not all of the pictures follow my current system)
That is basically it to how I annotate! I hope this post was helpful.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them down below. Do you annotate in your books? Let me know how!