Friday, 9 April 2010

Starting a reading journal.....will it last?

In a random act of madness last week I purchased Postcards from Penguin: 100 book covers in one box, quite what I was planning on doing with it I don't know. It finally arrived Wednesday, I had a quick look through and then wondered why I had bought them. Don't get me wrong they are interesting to look through, but the type of thing which sits on a shelf and gets dusty, never getting looked at again.
As I'm never going to post them out to people - that would ruin the set! I've decided to use them to make a reading journal. I've always loved the idea of a reading journal, something that in later years I can go back to and browse through, but never quite known where to start. The postcard format limits me to a small size, and I'll be able to test out my journalling writing that I need to perfect for scrap booking.
I'm starting tomorrow with the 24 hour read-a-thon, I'll post a picture of what I wrote when the whole thing is finished.

Do you have a seperate reading journal, or a place to jot down your reading other than your blog?


Eva said...

What a clever idea! Now I'm coveting a set of those postcards. :D They'd make fun recipe cards too.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love these! And your idea is great!

Valerie said...

My first thought was that the postcards could be used to make some kind of art (such as collage), but then it would break up the set, which I'm sure I wouldn't want to do either.

I like your idea of using them as a reading journal! And, maybe for the books you've actually read, you could make a note of it on the back of that cover -- when you read it, what you thought, etc.

The only place I record reading thoughts is on my blog.

Vivienne said...

I agree with Valerie, I would have used them as art and probably put them up in my downstairs loo as I love giving my guests something to look at when they spend a penny.
I haven't a book journal, but I do like the sound of it.

Vasilly said...

I love your idea. I started using a reading journal a few months ago and I'm glad for the change.