Mike and I are alike in the fact that we both read a lot of library books. As you may be aware, it is unkind to write in library books. Moleskine to the rescue.
Here’s the deal… Keep a moleskine handy for bookish notetaking. Each moleskine will hold notes for several books. Keep note sections seperated with stick-on tabs. Each book section ought to have a start page with book info–title, author, edition, date read, etc. This’ll make it easier to reference page numbers in the book if you need to get a copy of that book again later.
As you begin to populate the moleskine with your book notes, write the titles of the books on the spine of the moleskine using a white marker. Also, in order to make referencing specific moleskine pages much easier, be sure to number each moleskine on the spine AND number each page in the notebook. So, if in moleskine #5, you remember some notes from #3, you can find the relevant page number (3-72, for example) and reference that in your notes in moleskine #5.
I’ve kept book notes in moleskines for a while, but haven’t implemented anything resembling this, though. If anyone is doing something similar, I’d love to hear about it…