Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book Lust

Last week, I bought a book journal called the Book Lust by Nancy Pearl. Small and portable, the journal is divided into four sections:

1. Book Notes - This is where I can jot down my notes and thoughts about the books I’ve read. On the top of the page, I can write down the title and author.
2. Book Passages to Remember- This is my favorite part of the journal. Sometimes when I am reading, the words of the author are so beautifully written that it hits home for me. In this section, I can write down the passages. What’s nice about it is that I can go back and read them when I feel the need to be inspired.
3. Books I Want to Read - Self-explanatory. I can list the title, author and brief synopsis. The only thing I don’t like about it is that there’s not enough pages for my wish list.
4. Books on Loan - This an easy way to keep tabs on the books I’ve lent to family and friends.

The Book Lust also includes Nancy Pearl’s A List of Great Read. I have never read any of the books in her list. Let alone heard of. I expected some classics to be in this list, but they’re not. I recognize David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day and T.C. Boyle’s After the Plague and Other Stories. Frankly, I don't like After the Plague too much. Way too bizarre for me.

Other things I like about Book Lust: Its pages are smooth and made of quality paper. I like that I am able to use a roller pen and the ink doesn’t seep through the pages. It also includes a bookmark.

The Book Lust is a great journal to have during book club discussions to write down notes or for simply recording your personal thoughts.


  1. What a great idea! I think I'll probably make my own, but great idea nonetheless!

  2. What a cool idea! This would definitely come in handy with me!