So, after seeing this book on so many blogs, I very much wanted my own copy of this book. Luckily for me, I won this one through a giveaway on Rachelle's website, Bibliobabe, and as soon as this book arrived home, I have been hooked to it. It is one amazing journal, and I'm sure every book lover will be glad to have it in his or her collection.
Read, Remember, Recommend is primarily a reader's journal. It is divided into six sections. The delight of this journal is the Awards list. I had so much fun going through the various awards, and in the process found many fascinating ones. It made me wish that I could pick each book and read them. I already follow the Pulitzer, the Orange and the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes. I've added a few more to that list based on the book titles, and would love to read some of the titles from those lists. This journal also has some blank lists, where you can keep your own personal lists, and I found that highly helpful, since I do lists all the time.
This journal has several pages dedicated to keeping a record of books read and recommended. I wish there were more pages dedicated to this section, but I'm sure that no matter how many pages are there, it will never be enough. Alternatively, one can take copies of the journal pages and add them when one runs out of pages - but I would not like pages sticking out of my books. However, if the binding had been different - the kind that can be used to add and remove pages, then I would love the idea of adding more pages.
Read, Remember, Recommend also has a loaner list, where we can record books lent and borrowed. This is something I really need. While I rarely borrow books (library doesn't count), I do lend books once in a while, and then I obsessively worry about when that book will be returned. Not cool at all! So this is a great thing for the likes of me, but of course, there are only limited pages, that again, copies will have to be made. (I think an online editable version of this book would be a great sell!)
And finally, there are loads of resources on bookish websites and book blogs, that I had a hard time tearing myself away from it. My addiction to bookish websites knows no bounds, and currently my Google Reader is suffering. There is so much information in those pages, and also in the awards lists, that I will keep going back to them once in a while to check out what I missed!
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I won this book via a giveaway.