When it comes to reading a book and taking notes, my favorite method for taking notes is the alternate index. I’ve been doing this in my non-fiction books for 5 or 6 years now. Though, after years of doing this, I could definitely be more disciplined at turning the Index and takeaways into digitized notes inside Ulysses or Notion, but nobody’s workflow is perfect now is it?
The Alternate Index is one of 3 rules about book buying and reading. I made some short videos about each rule here if you want to watch on Instagram: [Rule 1](https://www.instagram.com/reel/CdiWL-agsrP/), [Rule 2](https://www.instagram.com/reel/CdloRPGJBM9/), and [Rule 3](https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cdnr6kXgVPT/).