|My reading journals starting with an entry on 01/01/01|
This morning I decided one of the rooms in our house needed rearranging. It happens to be, of course, a room filled with book cases and books of my own, of my husband's, and resources for either of our respective teaching content areas - in short, there were a lot of books in there! The only way to move the book cases was to remove the books, move the cases and return the books. Through this process I made a wonderful discovery.
I rediscovered my Reader's Journals. To be honest with you, it's not that I forgot about them (well, I did think I only had one), it is simply that I did not realize how faithful I was to them. I have nearly four years worth of my reading reflections contained in these two books! As I flipped through the pages I was so grateful that I had written in them and that I had kept them. What wonderful artifacts of a piece of my reading history and a piece of myself!
At this point in my life, I recognize that I have used blogging and book clubs to replace that piece of reflection after reading each book, but there is still something so special about writing these short entries that I think I may come back and visit for myself!
In the meantime, I would like to share my reflections with you! Each week I am going to post one of my reflections from my Reader's Journal so you can learn a little bit about a bunch of books I read and, perhaps, in the interim, a little bit about me!
Do you keep a Reader's Journal? If so, how long have you done so?
By the way, if you are interested in getting a Reading Journal for yourself (which I HIGHLY recommend!), here are the journals that Amazon.com has available:
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
- Hannibal by Thomas Harris
- The Number Devil - A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Mangus Enzensberger
- e by Matt Beaumont
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
- Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
- The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings Part One) J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings Part Two) J.R.R. Tolkien
- How To Publish Your Nonfiction Book by Rudy Shurr
- Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into the Real World by Maria Shriver
- Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
- The Return of the King (The Lord of The Rings Part Three) by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Chosen by Chaim Potok