Discussion: Do You Make Notes While Reading?

First, let me apologise for being MIA for a while. Life has been keeping me busy but I have been reading; A LOT! I am reading Queen Of Shadows currently, and over the weekend, I finished the first three books in the series. The review will be posted soon, I hope. Anyhoo, on to the post.

I have been watching a lot of booktubers and I have noticed how a lot of them have notes about the book they are reviewing. I understand that they need something akin to a summary of what they will be talking about. But that left me wondering if we as book bloggers take notes. I know I don’t, not as of now anyway. But I can imagine how having my thoughts written down can help me write better reviews and even better discussions.

Now, the majority of the books I read are on my Kindle. I know I have the option to highlight and take notes on the device. Yet, I only use that functionality to highlight quotes I like. I am dead set against not touching my physical copies with a pencil or a pen, though! So if I have to mark quotes I usually write them down in a book I have especially for quotes.

I have been researching online and found a lot of articles on how to take notes while reading, but they sound very academic to me and I am not sure if notes while reading a novel would be the same as notes while reading a textbook.

Apart from what I think, you guys tell me. Do you make notes while reading? If yes, then how? Do you have a set format on how you make notes? What are the benefits, apart from the above of making notes?

For those, like me, who don’t take notes while reading. Have you ever wondered if you should? Would you be willing to take notes in the future?

Talk to me, I am beyond confused! 😦