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5 Reasons Why You Should Write In Your Books

image – my copy of Lolita, marked up   There was a time when I would have said it was criminal to make any marks in a book. I look after my books. To treat books with care is natural for me. I don’t ever remember thinking, I must be more careful with my books. […]

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Commonplace Book: Electronic or Hand-Written

My DoctorWho Moleskine by Dolly Garland   Once I made up my mind to keep a commonplace book, the next big decision was whether to keep an electronic commonplace book or a hand-written one. Let’s look at both: In my research I found that many people today do use various electronic mediums. Those who don’t […]

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My Commonplace Book and Why Everyone Should Keep One

 image by brbl   Make your own Bible. Select and Collect all those words and sentences that in all your reading have been to you like the blast of trumpet out of Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul. – Emerson Journals July 1836   In the last article, I talked about the commonplace book, what it is and where […]

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A Commonplace Book

image by bluefootedbooby   I hadn’t given much thought to the commonplace book until recently. I’d heard the term in passing before, usually in books, but never really stopped to consider it. However, earlier this month I was talking to a professor at my former college, who upon learning about my journaling pursuits mentioned that […]

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