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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Book Lust

I recently found a book journal at Barnes & Noble called Book Lust - I so enjoy it!

Previously I had been keeping book accounts in my regular journal, but upon my discovery of this little gem, I have been quite unfaithful to my former journal. I have book lust. :)

I like recording each book I have read and then my thoughts and insights brought about by the book. I also add my favorite quotes from said book.

I bought it at the end February and have recorded 12 books so far:

Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind - Phillp Done
The Heart of a Woman - Maya Angelou
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years - Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography - Richard Stirling
Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
Hood - Emma Donoghue
The Memory Keepers Daughter - Kim Edwards
A Gypsy In Auschwitz - Otto Rosenberg
The Teapots are Out, and Other Eccentric Tales from Ireland - John B. Keane
The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue

(Cutting for Stone & Hood are absolutely wonderful and so beautifully written.)

The creator of Book Lust, Nancy Pearl, writes in her introduction of the book about her two regrets..."Regret number two is that I never kept track of the books that I have read. I would give almost anything to go back to being a kid and having a blank notebook in which to write down the author and title of each book as I finished reading it."

I couldn't have said it better. I absolutely regret not keeping track of all the books I have read! If I had to ballpark it, I think the number would be somewhere in the thousands. It just has to be. All I did as a child was read and read. When you're homeschooled, the only kid in your grade for 10 years, and your siblings are the only kids you see all day, every day - books are a wonderful escape!

I do plan on writing a book (or books) some day. A children's series (for which I already have the main characters figured out) is definitely in the future. I would love to write my own memoir some day as well.

I best be getting back to my current book (Reading Lolita in Tehran) and cup of tea. :)


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenna, You finally wrote a new post! I'm so proud of you! ;) What a cool journal. It would be nice to have kept track of all the books we've read since childhood. Good idea and would be good to share that idea with your students. Have a great week!