My books are a mess. I find myself using the little receipt that they print out for you as a bookmark and then I rip off tiny corners and leave them in certain pages. That way, I can go back, find the passages that really wowed me, and type them up on my computer.
What a mess, right?
I know that I could use those cool little tabs and I have done that in the past. But it turns out that those colorful little tabs are irresistible to a certain little boy and so they are just as likely to end up on a coloring page as stay in my book.
Then there is the group that believes in folding pages. A folded page means that you can always find the favorite part. But of course the downside is that your book will always open up to your favorite part, no matter what.
Last, but not least, we have our underliners and marginalia writers. Personally, this drives me crazy. I picked up a book from a used bookstore and didn't realize that the previous owner had both underlined and written notes. The underlining I can usually handle, especially when I have borrowed a book from someone I know. Then it's like a little insight into what they loved or found particularly important. But when I get a book that has notes written in the margins by a total stranger, it forces my reading in a certain direction.
Of course, you could just use another book to make your place...
And then, what do you do with the quotes? Do we just leave them underlined in our books? Do we lovingly write them into a beautiful notebook or keep a Word document on our computer?
So I want to know what you do. Confess your underlining ways here. Tell us of all of the pages you fold down. Let me know if you are a scrap of paper user too! Where do you keep all of those fantastic literary quotes?