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Jan 12, 2023Liked by Adsum Try Ravenhill

So good, my poor books are definitely worse for wear by the end! πŸ˜„

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Great advice! The sign of a worn book doesn’t always mean it’s abused; just loved. Thank you for sharing!

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Jan 11, 2023Liked by Adsum Try Ravenhill

Great advice! Indeed, books are tools; marking them up makes them easier to use. I fold the corners in my books, and use asterisks to tie specific passages to notes I make in the back. I also write down any other books that the author mentions which might be of use to me, and write a few paragraphs of summary so I know what I thought of the book.

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Yes!! So good! I love finding used books and reading notes inside them! I found a few used books when I was in seminary and the previous students notes helped me in many ways and they had also written references to other books & essays!

I mark up books all the time and often write the page numbers at the beginning of the book if I ever need to go back to find a quote or illustration!

Great essay and good advice for all readers!

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I like the idea of annotating as a way to reinforce a lesson for memory later.

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Jan 14, 2023Liked by Adsum Try Ravenhill

It's hard to read a book without a highlighter and pen nearby. I'm currently making my way through the ESV Journaling Bible book of Psalms. I use a different highlighter each time and sometimes I'm surprised I didn't highlight something earlier. On the adjacent pages I'm writing prayers inspired by the Psalms. I don't know who will end up with this book someday, but I hope they'll take one look at it ... see that it is well used, written in, tattered, and think it a treasure. I already do.

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