5 Reading Essentials

Posted March 28, 2016 by Emily in Other / 5 Comments


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.

A Book

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.

A Notebook

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?

A Bookmark

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?



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5 responses to “5 Reading Essentials

    • Do I even want to know what kinds of things your students would use as writing utensils? I didn’t use to have a problem marking up my books. In fact, I usually love reading the notes other readers leave behind when I buy used books (if they’re neat). That is until I started rereading my own books. Turns out I don’t tend to agree with what younger me thought. Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by Charlie! 🙂