This charming fill-in journal will be an invaluable resource and keepsake for
anyone who already belongs to a reading group, and an inspiration to anyone who
wants to join or organize one.
Reading group members show up at meetings with their books highlighted and
dog-eared. Some carry battered spiral notebooks; others dig through their
handbags for scribbled notes. Reading Group Journal now offers a handy and
handsome alternative. Filled with useful information and stimulating quotes,
this attractive notebook also provides ample space to record all the practical
information needed to participate in a reading group.
An introduction providing tips about how to make the group both pleasurable
and productive is followed by inspiring lists of recommended reading and winners
of important literary prizes, from the National Book Award to the Booker.
Additional pages provide places to jot down names and addresses, meeting
schedules, and information about the next book to read. Each book read by the
group is allotted several pages for note taking and record keeping, with plenty
of room for personal reflections and group observations. And finally, there are
fill-in pages for the reader to use in creating a personal record: a list of
books to read, a log of books already read, a record of books lent, a compendium
of interesting words, and a selection of memorable quotes.
(192 pages, 7 inches square, spiral bound - with room for 18 books.)
From the Authors
My sister and I live on opposite sides of the country but we did not let that
stop us when we came up with the idea for our journal for reading group members.
The actual idea come to us while we were attending the Southwest Writers
Workshop Conference in our hometown of Albuquerque. We couldn't wait to get back
to our respective coasts to get to work on our project which we knew we would
name, "Notes in the Margin."
We knew that readers have a need to articulate where a book has taken them
and we knew that countless people were getting together in reading groups and
could use a journal to keep account of their groups, their meetings, their
reading list and their reflections.
So we set out to create a place where the avid reader could keep track of all
their book related information. But more importantly, we wanted to create a
place for the reader to keep track of their reflections on a book read and a
book shared. We think that in keeping the journal the reader becomes the writer
and the journal becomes a keepsake.
In "Smillia's Sense of Snow" Peter Hoeg wrote, "You can learn
a lot about your fellow human beings from what they write in the margin."
We agree and we also believe that a person who reads, shares, and then writes
comes to a fuller understanding. We believe that "Notes in the Margin"
allows the reader to more fully participate in the reading circle. We wish you
each the joy of a book read and a book shared.
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