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Rosann Whale

Reading with HeART

Between the lines

I’m in the process of clearing off bookshelves, but letting go of books has always been hard for me. Specifically, I’m talking about ‘the keepers’: those books that were magical and/or transformative at the time, but read so long ago that I can barely remember the ‘why?’ or story behind them.

And, then there’s what I refer to as my Pandemic Pile – a stack of TBR books that never seems to go down (because there’s always a new, good book recommendation that I just have to buy). 

“To cross the threshold of a book is to make a journey in total time. I don’t think of reading as leisure time or wasted time and especially not as downtime. The total time of a book is more like up time than downtime, in the way that salmon swim upstream to get home.” ~ Jeanette Winterson

I stumbled upon some amazing book-reading journals last year, and decided this might be a fun way to keep a record of my own reading journey before I let them go. Here’s an example page featuring the book, We Are the Ark by Mary Reynolds:

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The two-page spread includes a synopsis of the book, characters, quotes, my thoughts, and images that are meaningful to the story.  

I like the idea of a monthly Reading Journal Group – want to join me??

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