Reader’s Notebook

The last literature seminar of my undergraduate career was all about Shakespeare. My professor tasked his students with compiling a notebook of quotes from the various texts that we would read. The quotes could connected to certain ongoing themes or just be particularly resonating. This was to be done because, in Shakespeare’s time, school boys would keep similar notebooks. Because curriculum at that time was based almost exclusively on learning the classics and religious texts by heart, it was good to have a personal reference nearby. It was tedious, but the practice definitely helped me organize overarching themes and remember profound revelations. I hope to mimic a similar notebook here.