Lian’s Highlights

Hi, hope you’re all having a great Easter!

So, it’s been almost 2 weeks since I started this blog! I am determined to keep on going with it although unfortunately my posts will be infrequent because I am neck-deep in revision for my final exams. Reading however is still a priority and I currently have 3 books on the go; The Soulkeepers by G.P Ching, Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks and The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. I hope to share my thoughts with you when I’ve finished them (which may or may not be in a long while).

Anyway, I saw a poll on Goodreads a few days ago – Do you highlight? You know, on e-readers. Or maybe you take a physical lurid pink, yellow or green highlighter to your books (I hope not). I am the proud owner of a Kindle and yes, yes I do highlight. Answering the poll made me realise that once I have laboriously clicked my way up and across a page to highlight a phrase, I do not look back at it. Now this phrase had to be something attention grabbing, thought-provoking, beautiful, a piece of trivia maybe. It was something I wanted to remember.

Now I have a blog I thought it may make for interesting reading to share a highlight with you now and again, giving me the opportunity to muddle over why on earth I would have chosen to highlight a certain phrase in the first place.

For this post I’ve chosen something which I’m pretty confident some of you will recognise so I won’t tell you where it’s from right away.

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once”

I just think this line is lovely, really really lovely. Would you have made the effort to highlight this? Actually, do you even highlight or perhaps you have a notebook where you jot things down? I’d love to hear your thoughts!





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4 thoughts on “Lian’s Highlights

  1. I read a good deal using my Kindle. Being blind I use the text to speech facility which is great for reading novels but not so good for works of reference as skipping to annd fro with the e-reader isn’t easy. Also I don’t find the highlighting feature easy to use although I have activated it, once or twice purely by accident!

  2. This is from the TFioS right? I personally don’t highlight on either my Tablet or my e-reader, but I usually just find the quote I want on goodreads and like it. I personally don’t find highlighting or bookmarking that easy on both devices. But that’s just me lol. I do prefer physical copies to electronic ones. Good Luck with all your exams! And have a great summer!

  3. theairtwit says:

    As far as digital copies of book go: I do highlight. But I can’t bring myself to mark up physical copies, especially ones I own, though I do ever so lightly pencil-mark favorite sections. If there is one thing I love searching for in literature, it’s quotable quotes: beautiful lines that are meaningful and sound great when the words roll off your tongue. Since there is the issue of not wishing to ‘damage’ my books, I usually erase my pencil markings after I post them online — I have a Tumblr specifically made for all of my favorite quotes!

  4. KateB says:

    I don’t highlight very much. Never with physical books (but I do use a lot of post-its) and rarely with ebooks. But I did highlight that quote.

    I don’t like stopping mid-read to highlight and get out of the swing of reading the story.

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