How are you guys doing? Today I thought I’d talk about something that I don’t see alot of other readers do, which is, that I use notecards in my books quite often.
Here’s an example in a book I’m currently reading as I write this post.
In the case of Four Dead Queens, I found this to be packed full of important details and theories. There was so much information especially in the start of this book that I wanted to keep track of.
While I like tabbing my books, I only do that for things I enjoy, find funny, love, cry about etc etc. Things that I want to refer to when I reread the book or when I write my review. Things that made me feel. I can’t personally tab important information because I tend to lose it in the mass of the book and get fustrated when I can’t find it. Hence why making a notecard and using it as a bookmark means I always have that important information at the tip of my fingers while reading.
I also like to write a summary of my thoughts every hundred pages, I’ll title a little section as “pages 1-100” for example and while reading to page 100, I’ll write down any thoughts or theories I have. Then at page 100 I’ll write down a quick summary of how I’m feeling about the book, then start a new section. This tactic alone has been a LIFESAVER for writing reviews. Especially when I forget things in the book, or I forget to write my review for a few days, it makes it so much easier.
I don’t use notecards for every book. Normally I use them solely for review books, and books that make me think alot, i.e high fantasys and thrillers. But sometimes, I use them anyways just to note down random things.
For example, out of the books I’m taking to Europe, I know I will use them in The Priory of The Orange Tree because of how dense it is, The Secret History because I know that book will make me think. But I’m not so sure I will use them in The Dream Thieves. We’ll see though.
Do you do something like this? Tell me in the comments below.
*This post is scheduled and I’m currently away, but I’ll come back to check on my emails & posts mid May!*