How to tab/annotate your books + why it's useful (tips, supplies, examples and more) ✍ïļ 💜 | Summary and Q&A

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June 8, 2023
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How to tab/annotate your books + why it's useful (tips, supplies, examples and more) ✍ïļ 💜

TL;DR

In this video, Megan explains how she tabs and annotates her books, including her color coding system and reasons for annotating.

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Key Insights

  • 📑 Tabbing and annotating books is a personal preference and can enhance the reading experience by making it more personalized and easier to understand.
  • 📑 Color coding tabs can help in quickly referring back to specific moments or details in a book.
  • ðŸŦ  Tabbing and annotating can be especially helpful when reading a series and taking breaks between installments.
  • 📑 The focus of tabbing and annotating should be on functionality and usefulness rather than aesthetics.
  • 📔 Annotated books can be satisfying to look at and revisit favorite moments or important details without rereading the entire book.
  • ðŸ˜Ĩ Megan's color coding system includes pink for romance, orange for funny moments/quotes, yellow for plot points, green for character descriptions, and blue for sad moments.
  • 📚 Megan recommends using the same color coding system consistently for an easy and universal way to annotate books in your library.

Transcript

hey guys what is up my name is Megan welcome back to my Channel or welcome if you're new I hope you guys are doing well and staying safe and welcome to today's video which is an updated video on how I Tab and annotate my books I have done this video previously but since then I mean it was a few years ago more of you have asked why and how I tab my ... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Why does Megan tab and annotate her books?

Megan tabs and annotates her books to keep track of the books she reads, her emotions throughout the book, and important details when reading a series.

Q: How does Megan color code her tabs?

Megan uses pink for romantic moments, orange for funny moments/quotes, yellow for plot points, green for character descriptions, and blue for sad moments.

Q: Does Megan annotate in her books?

Yes, Megan occasionally annotates in her books by underlining important details and quotes, but she prefers a more functional approach rather than an aesthetic one.

Q: What supplies does Megan use for tabbing and annotating?

Megan uses Post-it tabs with two different color sets and Stadler tripless fineliners in black or other fun colors for annotating.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan tabs and annotates books using different colored tabs to mark romantic moments, funny moments/quotes, plot points, character descriptions, and sad moments.

  • She uses this system to keep track of the books she reads, her emotions throughout the book, and to review important details when reading a series.

  • Megan recommends using the same color coding system consistently for an easy and personalized way to annotate books.

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