Musing Mondays–Reading Habit

hosted by Should Be Reading
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! *NEW!*
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I don’t take notes while I read.
 I’ve tried a few times to jot things down. When my book club was active, I took tons of notes so that I could form discussion questions, but not so much for other books I read. I’ve tried highlighting passages in my Kindle or typing up a short note on my computer, but when the time came to review, I forgot I had notes until after the review was typed and published. Or I'd find that my notes were still fresh in my head and I didn’t need the written reminder.  
The good part is that I write reviews directly after finishing a book. If I can’t write a review right away, I write notes (or a quick review) about my final thoughts and things I want to mention. I found that I don’t really need to take notes while I read because things are so fresh in my mind when I’m typing up my review. I wish I wouldn’t forget about my Kindle highlights, though, because I’d really like to incorporate more quotes in my reviews.  
Do you take notes while you read? How soon after finishing a book do you write a review?

Labels: ,