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Friday, May 21, 2010

Read, Remember, Recommend created by Rachelle Rogers Knight (Book Review)

Title: Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers
Created by: Rachelle Rogers Knight
Publisher: Sourcebooks

From the publisher: It is late at night and you have just finished another great book. What a feeling! The characters, themes and fascinating settings are still fresh in your imagination. Questions and thoughts swirl into your mind. Does this author have another book? Which member of my book club would enjoy this story? What am I going to read next!

Book lovers, also known as bibliophiles, are looking for a one stop shop to keep track of their reading and they can find it with Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers (Sourcebooks, 9781402237188, April 2010) by Rachelle Rogers Knight. A self-published hit, RRR is the ultimate organizing resource for book lovers.

The journal features 60 cross-referenced lists of literary awards and notable picks, including Pulitzer, National Book Award, and 100 Best Books of the Century. RRR also offers more than 2,500 suggestions to help readers discover great literature and new authors. Users can record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books borrowed and loaned, and book club history.

Unlike anything on the market, Read, Remember, Recommend keeps readers coming back to bookstores to purchase recommended books and urges users to spread their joy to other book lovers.

Rachelle Rogers Knight is a passionate reader who has enjoyed books her entire life. Rachelle self-published Read, Remember, Recommend and Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens in 2007, and earned the Bronze Medal for “Independent Publisher of the Year” from Independent Publisher Online Magazine in 2008. Sourcebooks, Inc. is releasing new and improved editions of the self-published hit this April. She recently re-launched her website www.bibiliobabe.com, an amazing blog and resource for book lovers.

My thoughts: What a cool journal this is!  It is comprised of six sections - Awards and Notables Lists, To Read, Journal Pages, Recommendations, Loaner Lists, Resources.  My favorite section is the Awards and Notables Lists.  Packed full of every book award you can think of and all the winners.  There are even spaces for the next couple of years to write in the winners.  You also have columns to check if you own it or have read it as well as some others.

The Journal Pages are pretty cool also.  Here you can record the books you have read, what your thoughts were, if someone recommended it to you, if there are words that you need to define as well as a place to put quotes that you want to remember.

I don't think that I would ever use the Loaner Pages as I usually just give books away.  The Resource section contains links to everything book related that you can think of - from all the book award sites to blogs (I can see my feed reader exploding) to book exchange sites and online book clubs!  It is a bibliphile's heaven!

If there is a book lover in your life - you must buy them this journal - or better yet - buy one for yourself! 

~I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks for review.~

Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks, April 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-3718-8
312 pages


bermudaonion said...

I love this journal, too, but have to admit it took me a week or so to work up to writing in it!

Heather said...

I loved mine from the minute I opened the front cover. Then I had to buy the teen version for my daughter, and now I can't wait till tomorrow when i see my sister to give her one for her birthday.


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