And I thought: I love journals. I love quotes. Why have I not done this?
So I picked a notebook from my collection (is it a rule that bookworms are attracted to beautiful notebooks and journals) and decided to start a journal for quotes from the books I read.
This is the journal I chose
And here is what it looks like inside
I started this journal last summer, so almost a year ago, but during the school year I used it less and less. I'm reading Just Kids by Patti Smith right now, though, and in the dedication I found a quote that I desperately wanted to write down, and this made me remember my quote journal. I would really like to get back into transcribing quotes in it on a regular basis, because it's nice to have a collection of the words that speak to you. It also is a good way to remind you of the books you've read and your experience reading those books.
I know some people use Goodreads to keep track of quotes, but I've never used that feature. No matter what system you use, however, I think that writing down or keeping track of quotes you love is a valuable experience for any reader.