Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My book notebook

Several years ago, I was returning a book to the library.  The next day I thought, hmm, I enjoyed that book, let's get another by the same author.  I could not remember the author or the book title.  Librarians are used to this from others (um, there's a book I need, it has a red cover) but not from myself!  My memory is excellent for many things such as schedules, faces, voices but literally minutes after I walk out of the movie or close that book, I can't remember anything about it.

So, I started a notebook.  Kept on my bedside table.  Author, title, date read.  It was started in May 2005.

Here are the 2005 entries (* denotes Mother/Daughter book club reads)


Paths of Desire by Dominique Browning
Serve it Forth by M.F.K. Fisher
Guys, Dolls and Curve Balls: Damon Runyon on Baseball
The Sign of the Book by John Dunning


Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich


Chronicles, Vol One by Bob Dylan
Last Shot by John Feinstein
Who Cloned the President by Ron Roy
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Tulipomania by Mike Dash


Laugh til you cry by Joan Lowry Nixon
Hard Boys: Danger in Extreme by Franklin Dixon
Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
Harry Potter, Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Being Dead is no Excuse by Gayden Metcalfe
Deadly Slipper by Michelle Wan
Conspiracy by Patricia Finney


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
Never Nosh a Matzo Ball by Sharon Kahn
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
Assassin by Patricia Finney


Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the women who created her by Melanie Rehak
Nurse Mathilda by Christiana Brand
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson *
Betrayal by Patricia Finney
A Small Farm in Maine by Terry Silber


The People in Pineapple Place by Anne Lindbergh
Riding Feedom by Pam Munoz Ryan


Small Island by Andrea Levy
Have Mercy on us all by Fred Vargas
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Half Magic by Edward Eager *
Deception by Jan Burchett
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

1 comment:

  1. I started doing this about the same time I began my librarian career. The idea was to be able to recommend books to students. Then my computer crashed, taking with it all my notes! So I began again. Most of the time I keep up; sometimes I forget to add a book - and the kids remind me about the same time I'm starting to buy it again! I also include the ISBN ...