OBSIDIAN BOOK-NOTES TAKING TUTORIAL

How to Take Effective Book Notes in Obsidian (The Simple Way)

Implement this today and start learning effectively from what you read!

how to take book notes in obsidian
how to take book notes in obsidian

Most people waste their time reading books

Books play an essential part in our life as content creators.
They are one of the best (and cheap!) sources of knowledge and information.

Book notes in Obsidian: Workflow overview

There are 3 main stages of taking book notes.

How to take book notes in obsidian workflow
How to take book notes in obsidian workflow

Step 1: Reading The Book And Highlighting

The main goal here is to isolate and highlight the book ideas that make sense to you.

Step 2: Importing your book highlights into Obsidian

Now that you’ve finished the book and got your highlights, it’s time to get your highlights into Obsidian.

Step 3: How to process your book notes in Obsidian

This stage is where the thinking happens.

Understanding the Purpose of the Book

Before I process the highlights,
one thing I like to do is to get clear about the Book’s Purpose.

  • Foreword
  • Or even… on the Book cover :

Deconstructing your highlights

So now it’s time to deconstruct the highlights we’ve taken and “atomize” them.

To be able to play with ideas, we first have to liberate them from their original context by means of abstraction and re-specification.

So if you want to play with the ideas from the book you’ve just read and be able to find new combinations…

Finished Literature note (or book note) looks like in Obsidian
Finished Literature note (or book note) looks like in Obsidian
Here’s how a finished Literature note (or book note) looks like in Obsidian

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