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Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small, New York & London
Release Date:
ISBN: 184172629X
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Genre:   Nonfiction / Journaling and Writing
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Reviewer Notes:

Rating 5 of 5

Reviewer, Carolyn Howard-Johnson is award-winning author of This is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered and The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won’t


Book Notes Journal  
No Specific Authors/Quotes by Many

The Ultimate Gift
At Last, a Journal Especially for Serious Readers

     As an avid reader and writer I was immediately drawn to Book Notes Journal; it inspired as surely as the spine on a leather book--one embossed with a gold leaf title. Just as beautiful, this journal has a linen spine (a la old libraries), an elastic band in mauve to match it (this intended to keep the journal closed once it is full of notes and clippings), and beautiful “bookish” fly leafs and pastedowns

     This lovely journal features quotations from Wilde to Emerson, subtle artwork and photos designed to please booklovers, tabs pre-marked with the kinds of things a reader may already make notes on, like “favorite quotes” and the handiest of all, “books borrowed and lent.” It even has convenient pockets. The paper quality, true to the publishers’ (Ryland and Peters), is a joy to touch. This is a gift that could only be made more personal with an inscription from you, and--perhaps--a recommendation or two from your own log of favorites.

     Book Notes Journal may be purchased in bookstores or online. It is easily found on the Web by using its ISBN (184172629X) in the bookstore search engines. Please take the time to look up this treasure. It is sure to touch any writer on your holiday list.