I tend to have a lot of reading “essentials”, most of which I don’t use on a frequent basis. That being said, since it’s currently spring break aka vacation time, I thought I’d share with you my top 5, most used ones. Basically the ones I would bring with me if I was going on vacation. Because even if it’s a vacation, I still have to read.
I think this one is self explanatory. Regardless if it’s a hardcover, paperback, or an ebook, you need a book to be able to read one.
Page Flags / Post-its
I like to use page flags to mark down pages I want to remember. My favorite quotes, favorite moments, among other things. Post-its are useful to write down any notes I want to keep in the book since I don’t like to mark up the actual pages.
Right now, I’m using my midori to house my notes for book reviews, since it’s smaller and easier to use on the go. But if I’m at home, I like using a regular spiral notebook because they’re bigger which means I’ll be able to write bigger and thus am more likely to be able to read my own notes.
A Writing Utensil
You obviously need one if you plan on taking notes. Because what else are you going to write with? Your finger?
This one is at the bottom of the list because if I’m being perfectly honest, I don’t normally use bookmarks when I read. Why? Well, I like reading books all in one sitting and therefore bookmarks are not usually needed. Also, I have a tendency to use tissues and other junk (or my post-its) to mark my place instead of using actual bookmarks made for that purpose. And if needed, I just memorize the page number…
What about you?
What are some of your reading essentials?