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Do you guys underline or annotate books while you read?

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>>7553147
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On your first read?
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>>7553150
yes

makes subsequent reads better
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>>7553141
Hardly ever. I treat even paperbacks with utmost respect.
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>>7553156
this
>>7553164
books don't deserve any respect save just enough for the text to still be legible
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>>7553168
I'm even inclined to agree with you. It's instinctual for me though. When I'm sitting with a book, I just can't get myself to 'defile' it. Psychoanalyse away.
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>>7553168
So kindles are pretty useless for serious analysis?
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>>7553141
Every now and again I catch myself making notes in a small notebook I always carry around, in which I write down the page and number of a line and make quick notes on it. (That is not the purpose of that notebook, but I have it with me all the time so it just offers itself for that.)
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>>7553189
You can highlight on a Kindle, but I prefer the physical because it's far easier to write notes in the margins and so on. More tactile and versatile, and so on.
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>>7553205
But the Kindle compiles all your highlights in one easy place. Can your precious "books" do that?
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>>7553217
>implying that's useful

gay
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>>7553217
I use sticky tabs, for especially significant pages I want to go back to
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Never underlined/annotated a book in my life.

Bought a kindle and hated it. Went back to reading books.

Bought an ipad air. It's now almost all I ever read on. I highlight the fuck out of everything with color codes and take copious notes (in-built dictionary and web search to help with this). Can see at a glance which pages are highlighted and which aren't. Can also draw on pages but I haven't felt the need to.
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For me it depends on the book, I'm reading American Psycho for the first time and haven't felt the need to annotate or highlight anything. Though if I'm reading a philosophical type text I'd probably make notes and underline.

Anyone else like this?
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I underline and annotate library books. It makes me feel intellectual knowing that the next reader is going to find all the smart notes I made.
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>>7553141

I annotate a few words/sentences here and there, helps retention.
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>>7553401
absolutely disgusting
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I used to not, because I didn't want to vandalize my books, but then something in my life happened and I stopped giving a fuck.
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Nabokov used to go as far as replacing words that he didn't like.
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>>7553431
based
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