>> Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Today I’m talking about something that is not on my bookshelves. A book or reading journal.
Are you a book journaler? I’m not. Actually I’m not a successful book journaler. The whole reason this blog even exists is because I liked it better than keeping a written book journal at the time I started it.
I looked at what seemed like a gazillion different pre-printed or formatted reading journals and didn't find anything I liked. I wanted to record what I read and my thoughts and digitally worked best for me. This blog started as my reading journal and has become much more.
As time goes on however, I find myself itching to put thoughts on paper in addition to all my digital records. In some ways it's just as notes and in others it's for formulating content for my reviews as I read.
I think my desire to get back to handwritten notes as I read is a result of the fact that I rarely read one book at a time now. I used to be strictly a monogamous reader. I'd read one book at a time and when it was finished move along to the next.
Do you take notes while you read? What format works well for you? Do you use a notebook or journal? Do you use post-its?
If you do keep a reading journal or notes what do you include?