We forget the highlights we so excitedly make in the books we read.
In school, we were taught to highlight important things. Aspects we could revise the night before our tests, commit to short term memory, duplicate on the paper and forget.
The anxious student part of me still highlights in an attempt to etch the sentence in my memory. Yet a few days later I fail to recall a single highlight!
So, I complete reading a book and I revisit the highlights to distil principles, ideas, insights, and actionable.
The former are moved to my notes and all actionable to my calendar.
It has made my reading meaningful, fun and profitable.