I realise that we haven't begun a book thread (well not yet anyway!) but just wanted to share what I do when I come across a great read. As I tend to be a night owl reader I have recently got into the habit of keeping a pad and pencil beside my bed for those truly inspirational thoughts that always pop into my head at this time! I also find just after waking that something usually commands my brain attention and it helps to jot it down before getting on with the "busy-ness" that constitutes the mad Parker household. I tend to also write down notes in pencil on the side columns and revise it later, even sometimes summarising particular good reads for my own use. I once listened to and summarised the entire Jenman course (on something like 16 tapes) on a car trip to Qld, and it's amazing how writing down what you're picking up can be retained so much more easily. Anyone else got any reading tips that they've found useful or enlightening?