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Subject: Do you use the Journal feature?
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2008
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I'm doing the 7-day trial. Trying to figure out how useful it is. I'm curious about others' experiences, do you use it a lot? Also, that "book spaces" thing - do you use it to literally keep track of what shelf it's on? I was thinking of spaces as a metaphorical thing (more like a category listing) until I saw the example page was all about bookshelves.

Subject: Journaling
Date Posted: 2/10/2008 9:22 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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     I did the 7 day trial and then joined for a year.  I keep my journal private because it is just for me.  I wanted to see if by writing some things out, I would remember books that I've read better.  I'm so bad to forget a book about two books later.  I think that it is helping.

     I use the book spaces literally.  My spaces are something like this:  sack for PBS listings, books to go to Cindy (a friend that swaps with me before we list them back on PBS); books to go back to Cindy; shelves in study.  I'm not sure that I need to do that because I pretty much know where they all are, but I might forget.

Date Posted: 2/10/2008 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 10/9/2007
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I've been using it since October.  I like it.  I used to try to keep a reader's journal, but it wasn't "handy". 

I like using the journal to keep a tally of books read, and it also gives me an idea what my "trends" are.

I like having all of my TBR books listed, also.

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 8:12 AM ET
Member Since: 9/17/2005
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somone was telling me that they use it for insurance records of all their books. I use mine to keep slightly organized!

patticom - ,
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 8:15 AM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2007
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Nope  :)

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 10:13 AM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2008
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OK, so journals can be public or private ... if some are public, where can I find them? I don't see a way to read other people's journals.