You’re a reader. Do you have a reading list? Whether you have or not, I’m sure you feel as if you should be getting more value from your list (or lists.)
Reading is my favorite hobby. Most weeks, I get through a couple of novels. I also skim a couple of non-fiction books. “Skim”, because the non-fiction books I read are usually research-related, whether it’s research for my novels, or research related to my marketing job.
Your reading list: get more out of your reading
Several years ago, I decided that I’d keep a journal for notes from my reading. Unfortunately, I ended up with paper notebooks full of assorted notes. Finding what I needed was a nightmare.
Evernote helped. I decided to rely on Amazon highlights for ebooks; I copied the highlights into Evernote. I made notes from print books into the Mac journaling app Day One; then I copied and pasted those notes to Evernote.
Ta da — finding notes was suddenly effortless.
A dedicated bullet journal helped too.
Try using a bullet journal for your reading list
I decided on a separate bullet journal for my reading. And if I want a digital record of a bullet journal page, I snap a photo of it, and send the photo to Evernote.
A bullet journal can be very useful to help you to manage your reading list. From Inspiring Bullet Journal Ideas You Can Use For Reading And Writing:
Whether you’re studying or not, a bullet journal is the perfect place to track your reading.
You might track:
Your ever-growing To Be Read pile;
- Quotations and notes;
- Any books you’ve borrowed;
- Books you’ve read, with a sentence or two about what you enjoyed, and what you didn’t…
Taking photos helps you to manage your reading list
I take photos of books in bookshops and at the library. Then I sent the photos to Evernote. One of the benefits of this digital record of books I want to read and buy was that I no longer end up buying duplicates of books I already own.
How do you manage your reading list?
Please share your favorite tip.
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