I have loved reading since I was a girl. The library was one of my favorite places and I dreamed of having a room filled with bookcases. When it was time to go to college, it made sense to get a degree in English literature. I didn’t think about what I would do with this degree. I was just excited to spend four years being around people who loved reading and talking about books. (I still love being around people who love talking about books!)
Lately, I have been thinking tabout my reading life. I know that if I want to be more intentional, I also need to pay attention. What am I reading and why? Do the books I choose reflect my reading goals? So I am returning to my reading journal. I started using this notebook in January. I added titles, dates, and a few quotes. Then I put it aside and my reading life became haphazard.
I have been reading a lot more ebooks. I use the highlighter function but it’s hard to access those highlights, especially when you are in a virtual book chat. I am trying to go back weekly to transfer my highlights to this notebook. This weekend I added a TBR section. I get book ideas from so many places and I read a tip in the MMD group about recording more details about books in your TBR pile. I love this idea. Now I will add this to the TBR section. Where did I hear about the book? When? And what made me add it to my list.
Do you use a reading notebook? How do you track your reading? I know some of you use spreadsheets. I have been using Goodreads but I always go back to paper and pen. Katie is hosting a weekly notebook link up. We would love to read your notebook posts.