This is taken from the syllabus of my Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World class that I’m taking over at Coursera:
“I like to read slowly, underline, write in the margins, and make up an index to a work when I’ve finished reading it.”
Some of you may be thinking “That sounds like a lot of work! I mean, an index?!”
Me, I’m sitting here stunned and wondering why the fuck I didn’t think of that during my five years of university English courses.
That’s what I do. All my academic and witchcraft books are bristling with post-it notes (which serve as an index for me) and filled with my sarcastic margin notes and bright-colored highlighter. I seldom have to do more than flip through them to find anything, but there are always a couple blank pages at the end and I COULD be using those to make a quick-reference index. May do that in the future.