Monday, January 21, 2013

On Reading...

Reading books, whether fiction or non, has always played a role in my day to day life. However, when I started scrapbooking the act of reading started to dwindle until last year when I made a concerted effort to make some changes and so far it's working.

I find it hard though to remember the books I've read in the past so I took inspiration from Nathalie's layout and documented my reads. I did this in my Project Life, but I wanted to make one final layout with some thoughts and comparisons on my year of reads.

I had fun making this layout and will do it again after I finish my books from this year. For those of you, like my friend Lisa , (who read something like 70 books last year!), rather than making a layout, you might like to make a mini album.

Have a wonderful Monday!


26 comments:

  1. I love this plan - and the way you have executed it. Last year I made a little reading record notebook and you have reminded me that I should do something this year too

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  2. I like your idea of keeping a notebook Sian!

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  3. Love this idea! Love your choice of books too...I've read all but four of these! Still Alice has been on my "to read" list for a while...guess I should finally check it out!

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    1. I had Still Alice on my list for a couple years and I may even say it was my favorite read last year. You will not be disappointed

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  4. Oh you know I love this don't you? :) I LOVE that you added a rating and appreciation for each book, and by hand! Love that!!! I see that your 2012 was the year of the trilogies! I too was disappointed by 50 Shades but LOVED The Help. I will definitely put Still Alice on my list now.

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    1. Thanks Nathalie!! Yes it sure was full of trilogies and I'm a bit tired of them, so hopefully there is not any this year :)

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  5. That is great and I love the star rating. My 50 shades would have got 1 *. Loved Hunger Games though :0)

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    1. your right Jo! I probably was generous with "50 Shades!"

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  6. Love this idea and your ratings! Pretty much agree with you on all three of the trilogies!

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  7. A great idea, I'm the same my reading time just got lost some how, so this year I'm determind to read more

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  8. When someone asks me what I've read lately my mind goes blank @@ Love the idea and the carry through on this, Ginger :)

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  9. Love this and the idea of keeping track of your books in your Project Life album.

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  10. What a great way to keep track of those books!
    Alison xx

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  11. What a fun layout to document your reads for the year. I've read six of those on your layout. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games series & The Help.

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  12. Great idea. I read the hunger games series last year and loved it. Looks like a great selection of books.

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  13. So Great!
    I love this!
    Maybe I'll read more in an effort to fill an 12x12 ;)

    Looking forward to seeing you on Friday.

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    1. I saw that photo of your books! You are doing well Nadine :)

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  14. That is a great idea. I've just started reading again after scrapping took over and I'm enjoying it so much x

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    1. Awesome Jo! I hope to hear about your reads :)

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  15. Very cool. I have an app on my ipad (book crawler, I think) to keep track.

    Rinda

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    1. Oh Rinda - I will have to look for that app!

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  16. I'm like your friend Lisa. I tend to read at least a book a week. Never thought of a mini album what a great idea

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  17. What a lovely idea :) I always have a book on the go - interesting to see several here that I read last year (Hunger Games trilogy) and several that I have on my 'to read' pile (Dragon Tattoo trilogy and The Help!)

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  18. Beautifully put together; and I love your rating system and comments!

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