Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Gift Giving: Book Journals

What better gift to give an avid reader than a pretty book journal to track the novels he or she has read. I did a little research and found a variety of journals that anyone would enjoy.
Journals are a great way to track what you read and to record your impressions. Many journals include prompts and questions, as well as examples for essays and reports.

Levenger has a moleskine book journal that documents the thoughts and emotions evoked from each book you’ve read. It includes alphabetically tabbed sections for book entries, six tabbed sections for personal organization and an index.

The 240-page journal also includes a bookmark and adhesive labels. It measures 5-by-8 inches.
It can be purchased from the company at this link.

Firefly Books offers “A Book Lover’s Diary” by Shelagh Wallace (editor). This journal has room for noting personal discoveries from books you’ve read and recording the books on a wish list.
It’s a great book to take along when you visit libraries and bookstories.

It is available through Amazon by following this link.

If you’d like to design your own journal, check out this offering from Barnes & Noble. It features flexible binding with rounded corners and 224 lined pages. When you’re on the go, this journal also contains a 16-page section with climate and time zones, toll-free numbers, area codes, a perpetual calendar and personal data pages.

It measures 5-3/8 by 7-3/8 and can be purchased at this link.

For a little different experience, Books Well Read has a free online book journal that gives readers a place to share thoughts. It’s a place to keep an online book journal, learn about books and connect with a community of readers.

The goal of Books Well Read is to be the online destination for those who want to “digest” what they read. It has been designed to be fast and easy to use with 224 archival pages.

Try out some of these links or google for some of your own. And don't forget to check out journals at your local bookstore. You might be surprised what you find!

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