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Friday, December 02, 2005
Reading update

Night said I should keep you guys updated with what I read. Well, I thought I should first show you a little treasure of mine, as part of my reading habits. This is a normal workbook, but one used for a completely different reason. I don’t write down appointments I use it to keep track of what I read. Since high-school, I’ve had this habit of writing down the quotes I most loved from each book I read. The first notebook I used for this is long finished (there were about 3-4 such notebooks). Then it got mixed with my diary and since I mixed them, this is the fourth workbook I’ve used.

It’s nice to then skim through, see the quotes I chose and the moods I described in my diary entries…Also the song lyrics I thought should be written down at very specific moments. Sometimes the book alters my diary entries, one of this cases being two entries written while I was reading Anais Nin’s “Incest”.

And now, the books I’ve finished but haven’t mentioned recently: Frank Herbert’s “God Emperor of Dune”, Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” and Thomas Hardy’s “Two on a tower”.
posted by Alina @ 6:37 PM  
  • At 12/03/2005 2:31 AM, Blogger Rain said…

    And I'd really like to take a look at these notebooks :).

    I love quotes very much.. try to post some or ur fave. quotes sometimes :).

  • At 12/03/2005 10:51 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    I bet you would, Rain! :))

    I will try to post some of them here from now on!

  • At 12/03/2005 11:56 AM, Blogger tota said…

    heheheeee :) Kayla i have that same habit too !!
    keep a notebook beside me to mark those parts which i like through my reading, that when my mum sees me she thinks that i'm studying lol .. it actually seems so

    but sometimes i get lazy & just want to enjoy my reading without interrupting it with writing

    well as Rain said i would like to see snapshots of these notebooks
    u can select a certain paper of it to write it to us in here :)

  • At 12/03/2005 12:39 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Yeah, I love having it in hand while reading. When I can't (which is most of the time as I only read during my subway rides...)I just mark the pages which i really hate as I don't like damaging the books in any way...

    I promise I will post some of them here, probably when I write something about the books I read, will also insert the quotes I loved most :)

  • At 12/03/2005 1:47 PM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    Since I was a little kid, still learning how to read, I've had the urge to have such a notebook, but I'm too lazy to do it.

    Up till now, I didn't have one. May be I should drop that laziness of mine for sometime and start doing things I want.

    Would love to read your favorite quotes :)

  • At 12/03/2005 2:22 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Moon, if you want one, that you should really try it! It is quite nice :)

  • At 12/05/2005 11:03 PM, Blogger doshar said…

    hey that is really neat! why did i never think of that?

    probably because i am too involved in the reading.

    will try to take this habit up. it must be nice to have these notes from years gone by, they are like a record of your life in some way.. isn't it?

  • At 12/06/2005 7:18 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    In some way, yes they are, as you choose the quotes depending on a certain mood, on likes that apply at a certain moment.

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