How do you use your books?
Do you carefully open them, trying to not bend the spine? Do you use a bookmark or do you turn the corner of the page? Do you take notes in your books or do you use a sticky note? Do you highlight in your books?
I love my books! I read them and write sticky notes on them (when I’m studying a specific type of book). Sometimes (are you ready for this…) I highlight and turn down the corners. The first time I did this I was terrified my 6th Grade English Teacher would show up at my house and whack my knuckles with a ruler. I find that taking notes and highlighting helps me study a book better than just reading it. I get more out of it.
Do you sort your books? Classify them? Group them?
When I first got my own office (yes, I let the rest of my family use it, but it’s MY OFFICE), I organized all my children’s books by genre. I thought that was the perfect way to do it, but it wasn’t. My new method is by grouping books of similar themes after I have read them. I also keep the books I’ve read separate from the ones I haven’t. I keep the grown up books separate from the kid lit books. I keep my resource books separate too. I have one very special shelf…my signed book section.
This leads to my upcoming interviews… (and your chance of winning one of two signed books.)
Tomorrow, I’ll be featuring American Girl author Mary Casanova! I’m so excited to share the interview with you! I’ll be doing a drawing for two of her newest American Girl books; CHRISSA and CHRISSA STANDS STRONG….
I hope you’ll pop in tomorrow and hear all about Mary Casanova.
How do you use books?