There are two things I love when it comes to reading:

  1. Getting books from the library
  2. Underlining and taking notes in books

Most libraries I know do not appreciate when you underline in their books. One alternative is to take notes in a notebook while reading the library book. However, this can disrupt the reading process. Sometimes, there are very long passages I want to write down, but it would take forever.

In this digital age, I’ve found a great way to “underline” library books. I simply keep my phone next to me while reading and snap photos of sentences or paragraphs that I want to remember.

Then, once I’m at my computer, I’ll create an Evernote note for the book, and add all photos I took of the book to my note. I can then type up additional notes around these photos. The great thing is that Evernote scans these photos and you can search the text from the photos. Say you remember a few words from a particular passage. Just type those words into the Evernote search bar, and it will bring up that book note.

Erik Rostad

Author Erik Rostad

Erik Rostad started EPR Creations in May 2008. He works with universities, international organizations, and executives on their online presence.

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