April 14, 2010

Read, Remember, Recommend: Review

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Read, Remember, Recommend is a reading journal created by Rachelle Rogers Knight. It's divided into sections:
  • Awards and Notable Lists
  • To Read
  • Journal Pages
  • Recommendations
  • Loaner Lists
  • Resources
But really, the number one thing about this journal is the award lists. The awards take up a majority of it. I'm not really an awards person. I don't read something because it won an award. I think there should be more room for the reader's own notes. Lots and lots of room.

I do like the recommendations section because I'm forever forgetting books I want to read. Books on loan? Yeah, right. It goes out the door, I might see it in a few years. Better to kiss it goodbye. A borrowed list is good for keeping track of the books I get from family. The resources are a nice touch. I could see me using the literary terms section for reviews.

As for style, I thought it a bit clunky and hard to pick up. It's heavvvy. It is cute though.

If you are a fan of book awards, this would be a great resource. There is every award list you can think of and many, many more in here. I'm surprised at the number of awards there are! There's even a reading challenge based on the journal.

So if you are a list person like Booking Mama, or Anna, it's a must.

Thanks to Sourcebooks for the review copy.

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7 comments :

  1. LOL. I enjoyed reading your review! I don't really lend out my books too as like you mentioned, we may never see it again for a really long time. I do like the quote on the cover page of the Loaner Lists section though. :) But I like the awards section in the journal. It's useful for me to know what good books there are out there. Here is href="http://www.booksloveme.com/2010/04/read-remember-recommend-by-rachelle-rogers-knight/" target="_blank">my review of the journal. It's a really good thing to have for me

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  2. I love this journal and flip through some part of it almost every day, but like everything else, it'not for everyone.

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  3. LOL! I definitely do love all of the lists! I don't know if my reading reflects that, but I love this book as a resource! I'm sorry that it didn't work out for you!

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  4. I love lists, but I'm not sure if I need to buy a book for that? There are so many books already out there. I also like to make my own notes on what I mean to read in the future, but I have my own journal for that. This seems like one of those books to remember for birthdays though. And I don't think I'd dislike having it myself, I'd probably spend a lot of time leaving through it, but I'm still doubting whether these kinds of books are worth the money.

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  5. I have this book and love it because I like lists and it has lots of lists! lol

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  6. i'm a list girl myself and am gearing up to peruse this book for a review myself. :) i am forever making lists and they keep me organized. i can't wait to see what this journal has to offer.

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  7. Monica (aka monnibo)May 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Definitely something to buy for my mom!!

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