Today is a freebie topic, so I thought I’ll share a bit about myself. I usually read a lot of ebooks and more recently, audiobooks as well but I’m not someone who buys a lot of physical books. Ironically, I am very much enamored by good looking notebooks and I buy them so impulsively that I have a huge collection of them, and most of them remain empty even after years. So, I thought I would show you some of the favorite notebooks, review journals and planners that I own.
This is probably one of the very few books that I actually ended up writing in because it’s very bookish with amazing pictures, author’s birthdays and some nice author illustrations. And I enjoyed the process of noting down what book I was reading everyday, and keep track of all the release dates.
This is the one I’m currently using quite extensively and hope to continue the next year as well. I love the weekly and monthly views in this one, and I think writing down my planned blog schedule in this one has really helped me keep track of my ARCs, reviews and any other posts I want to write.
This was the first review journal I bought a while ago, so you can see that it looks a bit battered. It has a lot of space to record my thoughts about the books I’m reading and lots of interesting graphics where I can write down bookish lists. I own a lot of review journals, but this is the one I have used the most.
This is a little reading journal which is like the physical representation of Goodreads. I can keep track of books, the rating and a small note of what I felt about it. It also has some space for noting down my TBR. However, I think I’ve only written down a couple of pages in this one.
Not that I needed another review journal, but when I visited the amazing Strand bookstore in New York, I discovered this on a shelf and couldn’t resist buying. It has the space to note down book details, plot notes, character notes, my favorite quotes from the book and the other books by the author on my TBR. I haven’t started using it but I will, someday…
This is a very recent addition to my collection but I had to buy it because I found it to be quite unique. It has different sections for each genre, and for every book of the genre, there are specific questions which I can answer and then probably use them to write a more coherent review. I have’t started using this one either, but I think it’ll be helpful particularly for books where I feel I don’t have a lot to say.
This one is just a plain ruled notebook but it’s gorgeous looking and most of the pages inside have the same illustration of The Eiffel Tower in the background and I love it. I currently use this one to note down my TBR’s for any readathons or challenges, books that come to my notice which I may want to read in the future, and any lists that I want to make which might become future posts.
This is a travel journal and it’s full of pages to record our adventures and lots of common information that might be useful if we are traveling in various countries. I have used it a bit but my travel days have been very few and far between in the recent times, so it’s just been languishing on my shelf.
If you have ever seen the Rad Women series of books, you might recognize this one. Its a plain journal but has some amazing motivational prompts for women, and also beautiful illustrations of badass inspirational women from all around the globe.
This has to be the most gorgeous notebook I own. Its part coloring book, part of it is full of prompts to write in and also lots of interesting motivational quotes. It’s just so beautiful and pretty that I feel that I will spoil it by writing in it. So, it’s still in it’s pristine condition after years. Maybe I will use it someday though. Maybe I’ll find it helpful when I need some self-care in the future.
Did you like my collection of notebooks? Do you have any such obsession of retail therapy too? Do let me know what you love purchasing impulsively and if you have any such similar notebooks too…