Posted by: nancyisanders | June 23, 2010

Summer Reading Club: Journals

One of the most fun things about reading books is to keep a journal about what you read!

I have three separate journals right now to track my reading: one for picture books, one for beginning readers, and one for middle grade or young adult novels. You can see two of them in the picture here.

As a writer, these journals contain invaluable information at my fingertips about the “research” I’m doing while I’m also reading for fun.

I look for different elements while I’m reading these books and the format I use in each of the different journals is slightly different. I’ll share in upcoming posts exactly what I’m writing in each one this summer.

For now, though, go out and get some blank journals. If you like to carry it with you to write down notes of books you read in the bookstore, your journal can be anything from a $1 find at a discount store to an expensive leather one from your local Barnes and Noble bookstore.

If you prefer to keep your journal in a document file on your computer, you can create it on your laptop to carry with you when you visit bookstores or you can put it on your desktop to organize your thoughts after you come home.

If you want to share your opinions with the world, you can post these as reviews on your blog!

Choose a way to track your reading in whatever suits your style. But most of all, a Summer Reading Club is all about having fun and experiencing the joy of reading, so be sure to choose something that spells F-U-N-T-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!


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