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Subject: Who has a book journal?
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2008
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Do you use it enough to warrant the price? What do you use it for? Is it easy to use? I'm looking for pros and cons to decide if I want to use it or not.
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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I do.  I joined PBS in late December.  I tried the 7 day freebie first and then joined.  It's worth it to be because I have successfully journaled each book that I've read (or listened to) since then (about 10 books read a month).  I did it to try to help me remember what I've read (not the title but what the book was about).  Yes, I could have done this on paper or just on the computer, but, somehow, this makes it something I will do.

I keep my journal private because I don't want to worry about having it perfect, etc.  And, since I teach English, I would edit and edit.  Another way that it's helping me is that, after reading forums here and on other sites about your favorite book of the month or the year, I just a few days ago, went back to my jounal and picked a favorite book for each month of this year.  I'm keeping that list on Microsoft Word.  Just for myself, I'd like to see what book I liked best for the year.  I'm encouraging a friend of mine to do the same.

For $8, it's right for me.

Oh, yes, my categories are setting, main characters, synopsis, rating (1-5), would I read this author again (that was my friend's suggestion), what, if anything did I learn from the book,  and any memorable quotes from the book.