I didn't want to just keep a notebook though. I tend to misplace notebooks. Well kind of. Then I found this little gem.
Not only is it a notebook but it is full of pages where you can keep track of the books you read and sort them into categories.
There are a lot of categories so I could see myself using the notebook over several years. I will need to remember to date the lists though.
Check this out. I think it is self explanatory as you look at the photos. I'll post them here and we'll have a little chat.
|BOOKS THAT TAUGHT ME SOMETHING|
On the left of the page is the illustration. There is an illustration to go with every category and they are gorgeous on their own. The right hand page is for writing down the book you have just finished on the lines provided.
If one could fill up every page of lines throughout this book you would be a pretty well rounded reader. I will explain no more.....have a look.
|UNDER GRANDMA'S TREE|
|THIS PAGE GOES WITH THE TREE. FAVOURITE |
READING SPOTS AND EXPERIENCES
The only page they left out is a page for Penguin books. I need a category that says "Vintage Penguin books I have read." But then I have noticed there are three pages of lines at the end that simply say,
"Books I Want to Read Before I Die." I don't like that category. It sounds like a negative way to approach books. I think you just read them and don't think about if you want to read them before you pass on. So I think I will change these three pages to read "Vintage Penguins I Have Read." Yes , I do like this idea.
2015 looks like it is going to be going great gangbusters. Bring it on!