Poll

EReader users: do you highlight?

No, I never highlight.
 
  281228 votes, 43.1%

Yes, I like to highlight
 
  189665 votes, 29.1%

I don't have an ereader
 
  146571 votes, 22.5%

other
 
  17989 votes, 2.8%

my ereader doesn't support highlighting.
 
  16922 votes, 2.6%


Poll added by: Michael



Comments (showing 51-100 of 476) (476 new)


message 51: by Kasia (new)

Kasia You're right, he's doing that a lot in Under the Dome.. sometimes I wish he didn't I want to see what happens, not be told the character is going to die in five pages!


message 52: by Michaela (new)

Michaela Hruskova ︹ ︺︷ ︶ Job︸ ︹ ︺︷ wrote: "I still believe in the old school way
A book & a pencil ....love to keep it classic & original (^_^)"


I'm probably weird but I can't imagine writing/drawing/highliting in my books. :D I'd feel like I'm depreciating the book...


message 53: by Heshan (new)

Heshan i highlight stuff on my android kindle app just coz i can. lol. not coz i need to/want to


message 54: by Aine (new)

Aine I highlight the first sentence of favorite scenes in my favorite books, so if I want to just re-read those, they're easy to find.


message 55: by Cresta (new)

Cresta McGowan I highlight good writing examples, quotes that speak to me, etc...sometimes I add notes, other times it's just to share with others.


message 56: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Reading is for pleasure and escape from bordom so I never highlight


message 57: by Crystal (new)

Crystal I voted other. I highlight rarely, only if it is a really good quote.


message 58: by Amy (new)

Amy Miller I highlight in paper books, but not on my ereader.


message 59: by Joy (new)

Joy DeKok I enjoy reading the high-tech way, but take notes the old school way - with a pen and paper.


message 60: by Sandy (new)

Sandy I highlight information that I want to delve deeper into; to know more about. Before my eReader I used to keep 3x3 sticky notes inside the front cover of the book to put this info on... referencing the pg #, and if I owned the book I would highlight.


message 61: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Stieffel I read a lot of non-fiction, so I highlight things I am likely to refer to again.


message 62: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Stieffel Ulina wrote: "I use a pencil to bracket or underline in my regular books and then put the page number in the back of the bo..."

Indexing your notes...That's a great idea!


message 63: by gina~* (new)

gina~* I add highlights but I don't know how to get back to them so it makes it pretty pointless.


message 64: by Jenn (last edited Jun 12, 2012 04:47PM) (new)

Jenn Cooksey I've done it one time and one time only. And at the moment, I can't remember why I did it, or, the book I did it in...


message 65: by Lauren (new)

Lauren I highlight sometimes. Usually I don't highlight "enjoyment" reading. Once in a great while I will. I've used the feature for school assignments and found it very useful.


message 66: by Phomai_mocmeo (new)

Phomai_mocmeo English is my second language, so I highlight as a way to learn vocab. And there are moments in a book or good sayings that I want to read again and again, so I highlight them


message 67: by AR (new)

AR That's what I like about an e-reader; I won't highlight in a traditional book and have to sticky tab favorite passages.


message 68: by Kasia (new)

Kasia AR wrote: "That's what I like about an e-reader; I won't highlight in a traditional book and have to sticky tab favorite passages."

That is true, I cringe when I see people in public mark books with a pen or highlighter.. I literally have to avert my gaze and we're not even talking about textbooks, but novels! yikes


message 69: by Becky (new)

Becky I highlight quotes I want to remember.


message 70: by Abby (new)

Abby I occasionally highlight if it's a really good quote that I know I'll want to refer back to in the future. Often I'll go back later and clear all the highlights before I reread so that I'm not yanked out of the narrative by reminding myself why I highlighted that part...


message 71: by Olivia (new)

Olivia Katja wrote: "I do highlight, but usually I highlight the typos. :D"

:3 same


message 72: by Laura (new)

Laura Morrigan I now have a kindle, a birthday present. I highlight quotes I love and metaphors I really like. I like that I can go back and find the quotes easily if i want to remember them in the future. Usually with print books, I write the quotes down or type them up. I find if I don't and want to find them one day, it can be really hard.


message 73: by Kenya (new)

Kenya Wright I always highlight!!


message 74: by Lauren (new)

Lauren April wrote: "I only highlight in my bible...not in my enjoyment reading! :) Unless there is something truly profound!"

This made me laugh so hard.


message 75: by Carole (new)

Carole Yeaman I CANNOT read without a pencil in my hand. So until e-books could be underlined, I did not use one. Highlight loads. Otherwise how can you retain what has been great writing, or key points?


message 76: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Walsh The only time i highlight is when i am forced to stop reading mid page that way i can mark my spot.


message 77: by Michelle's (new)

Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books I like to highlight quotes I like, that I want to include in my reviews, or in some of the teasers I do on my blog. I have a Kindle Fire, which makes it easy.


message 78: by Lynne (new)

Lynne I've always been an underliner (in lead pencil) of hard copy, especially when I was reviewing a book, or when I came across a particularly memorable passage. Highlighting in my ereader is the nearest equivalent.


message 79: by Chryssa (new)

Chryssa YES, i highlight so many parts on my Kindle that sometimes i think i really overdo it!! but I cant but do this since i read mostly on my reader and i must highlight the parts to remember!


message 80: by Shirley (new)

Shirley I like highlighting quotes, words to define, and phrases I like to use in everyday conversations or essays. :)


message 81: by Julia (new)

Julia I never highlight fiction books and sometimes non-fiction if I need to quote something for a work-related paper.


message 82: by Shirley (new)

Shirley Oops! I'm not speaking of using the quote verbatim in an essay - more like getting my ideas together and using a word or two in different sentences. I really speaking of using words mainly - not verbatim quotes for an essay.


message 83: by Arthur (new)

Arthur Yes, i do highlight alot especially those good phrases and quotes that i wd always want to rememember!


message 84: by Marie (new)

Marie Before my Kindle, I would underline or write comments in some books. I've continued that practice.


message 85: by Dani (new)

Dani Marescotti I highlight anything that strikes me as hilarious or emotionally inspiring--mostly the former.


message 86: by Melissa (last edited Jul 09, 2012 07:39AM) (new)

Melissa Yes, I highlight, but No, I do not own an E-Reader. I prefer to write in the books I own and highlight so that when I re-read them later I can see what I thought was important or interesting "once upon a time."


message 87: by Maha (new)

Maha للاسف التظليل غير ممكن احيانا في الكتب بصيغة pdf
حيث لايدعم الكندل اللغة العربية :(


message 88: by Abigael (new)

Abigael Taiwo I highlight my favourite quotations and moments but also references in the book to other books, music or films.


message 89: by Bernee (new)

Bernee only sometimes


message 90: by Kim (new)

Kim Greenhalgh I only highlight books about dog training.


message 91: by [deleted user] (new)

I have a notebook were I write my thoughts because I guess my young big head can't hold onto all those thoughts. But when I'm reading on my kindle, I write in my notebook AND highlight because I feel like "I'll want to find it again later so might as well." I mean, I don't want to highlight in an actual book but I can in a digital one so might as well!


message 92: by Liz (new)

Liz S. I only highlight in non-fiction books. And, sometimes I will highlight in biography/autobiographies when there is a quote I want to remember.


message 93: by Bran (new)

Bran Yes. I love the hight light feature. Especially as a teacher I use it every time I read a book for my students.


message 94: by [deleted user] (new)

I do highlight on my Kindle intending to use the highlights in any review of the book, but then either don't review it or don't use the highlights if I do. I'm so silly.


message 95: by Janysa (new)

Janysa Nope.. Me don't highlight


message 96: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Mayer I never highlight. If it's important I'll remember it when I need it and if I like something or find it inspiring/etc. I don't generally forget it. I was spanked one too many times for writing in books when I was younger. Now books are sacred to me, no matter if they're physical or not. They must not be tainted. That being said, finger prints are the only thing I find worth having in a book. It means that someone took the time to love that book. Or at least they loved it in my mind. =P


message 97: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh I'm a highlighting fiend. On this big thick novels with tons of characters I highlight the 1st time the character is mentioned. When he/she turns up 200 pgs later I can use the note sort function to reference who they are. Really helpful for books without character listings. And for favorite quotes as well. And for writing reviews.


message 98: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee On my kindle I highlight any and all things that stand out to me...a message about something or someone or a quote from a character!


message 99: by Kari (new)

Kari I love my highlight function..it lets me go back easier and read the things that make me feel good!!!


message 100: by Kari (new)

Kari Alysha wrote: "I read fiction so I'm not sure highlighting is relevant for me."

Of course it is..I highlight my fiction books too..when I come across a particularly awesome line I highlight it to find later..


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