So far in my high school career I have annotated two books, one novella, and two plays. I had to go out and buy three of these pieces of writing, the rest I borrowed from my teacher and ended up throwing away the sticky notes (haha). In my freshman year, I annotated Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Obsessed with yams), Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (A strange love…), A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Filled with magic!), and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Creepy yet entertaining). In my sophomore year, the only thing that we have annotated so far is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Old sport! – Gatsby).
This is what my annotated books look like…
As you can tell, I went from using square sticky notes on the top and sides, to ripped in half square tiny sticky notes only on the top, to using regular sized square sticky notes that I would rip on the sides and top. I think I killed multiple trees in this process… If you couldn’t already tell, and you read my last blog post, Things Fall Apart obviously has a wide space around the edges, while The Great Gatsby has very little space.
Ugh, it irks me when people cover up the words with gigantic sticky notes that barely poke out the sides of the book; even more so when they write only a few words on the sticky note. Why waste a perfectly good sticky note when you can write your four words on the margins?
I don’t really know why I notice all of these things about annotating, just me being my weird self I guess. I don’t know what other books I have to annotate in the years to come for school, but I’ll blog about updates once I use more sticky notes and highlighters up!
What books have you had to annotate for school?
*Sorry this is such a lame post, also the previous one. My creativity decided to go on vacation for a couple of days, so this was the only topics I could think of. Next time they will be more entertaining, I promise! :)*
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