Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Musing Mondays #1 — Highlighting Good or Bad!


Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme – hosted by Should Be Reading – that asks you to muse about one of the following each week...

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you're reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; why you are (or aren't) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let's hear it, then!
Do you think highlighting in iBooks and kindles is a good thing or bad?

You see, before I had my iPad and when I used to mainly read physical books, I never remembered those pure awesomee quotes you'll find scattered in books like a scavenger hunt. And that annoyed me because I borrowed books from my local library and I'd lose so many puurrfect speeches, love declarations, epic fights, and laugh-so-hard-I-choke humor lines xD

But ever since I got my iPad last year, I've been reading less and less books from the library and ever more ebooks, because for me they're just so much more accessible! I don't have to go out of my way to get to the library, and I don't have to worry about late fees and such. Ohhh! And I can search up words I don't know with a click of a button. That one's a lifesaver! *winks* (I'm a wordy person you see :P) And I can eat or brush my teeth while reading on my iPad 
at the same time.....hand's free! Oh yeaaaahhh! *sticks out tongue*......not that my parents approve XP *sigh*
Plus, I can highlight my fav quotes! ;)

And there's the problem XDD I used to read much faster back in the physical copy days because I wasn't highlighting every half a page. *crowd cracks up* .......buutt I'm not even kidding o.O I highlight obsessively these days. And as much as I j'adore those quotes, it's getting ridonkculous! I'm thinking I should go to ebook-highlighting-rehab XP Urghh.

I'm gonna have to monitor my highlighting, and slowly 'cure' myself *facepalm*
Anyhooo! What's your opinions peeps? Do you highlight on your ebook devices? Is it a problem for you too, or have you reached a nice balance between reading and highlighting?
........I know, that sounds weird o.O Who actually spends more time highlighting than reading besides poor wittle me? *shakes head sadly*

*grins* Peace outttt! Comment at will you craazy lot *waggles fingers*




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