Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book (5 Year Journal, Daily Journal, Yearly Journal, Memory Journal) Diary – September 16, 2009
Books with Buzz
Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
- Diary : 370 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0811870197
- ISBN-13 : 978-0811870191
- Dimensions : 4 x 1.33 x 6.5 inches
- Publisher : Chronicle Books; Jou edition (September 16, 2009)
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Reading level : 18 and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This is my second One Line A Day Five Year Memory Book. I started the first one the day I got it...no reason to wait til Jan 1--that's the beauty of it! I just finished five years and purchased a second one. I really do like the journal because I HATE journaling and this is totally manageable. I write small and don't actually do "one line;" I just write about my day. This is a great journal for anyone who either hates journaling but wants to do it to have something to look back on, or someone who enjoys ruminating over their day and choosing one thing to highlight, or for anyone who just wants to keep a brief ongoing journal.... There is an "If found..." page at the front, and three "Dates to Remember" pages at the back. An attached ribbon makes it easy to keep your place.
The best thing about keeping a journal like this is you can easily look back on what you did on a particular day up to 5 years ago, and you can compare each year. Kind of cool. It's kind of interesting to note coincidences over the years, like I happened to be sick at the same time a few years in a row--weird. And my kids saw a particular movie one year, and three years later saw the sequel, to the day, with the same friends, even though they had moved away!!
Ok, so it's just a journal. But it's nice and small and fits nicely in your night stand--or in your suitcase when you travel.
Why did I take a star away? Because the manufacturer affixes a big sticker label directly on the back of the book, which does not peel off without a fight, and leaves all kinds of crud all over the book. Who wants a book with a giant sticker on it?? And who wants a book with sticky crud all over the back? Well, now I'm stuck with the cruddy back. But it's better than a sticker. My first one did not have this problem. I suspect it may have come with a cardboard label around it instead, or wrapped in plastic. I don't remember. But it is crud-less.
And as for any concerns about how it holds up for 5 years...it is fine. All you are doing is opening it, writing in it for a few seconds, closing it and putting it away. I don't see how it could fall apart from that. I'm sure someone could destroy it, but mine held up great.
It's a good little book. Nice to have, and even though I hate journaling, I've missed the routine of mulling over my day and writing about it right before bed. Now I'm all set for another 5 years!
EDIT: I was able to scrape off the sticker (it was a MESS) with my fingernail, as you can see in the photos, and then use a goo-gone type spray on a paper towel to wipe the sticky guck off. It's fine now. I learned afterwards that if you use a straight edge razor (the kind you scrape paint off windows with) very gently and slowly around the edges of a label, you can work around it and eventually get it off pretty cleanly, then clean the residue with the stuff I used. I'll try that next time I have a massive sticker slapped across the cover of a book. (What were they thinking???)
- Since this little book will be with you for a LONG time, buy or make a little protective sleeve to slip it into when you're not writing. I whipped one up as a sewing project and it has kept all the gold writing on the outside looking like new. If you're really tricky, you can also attach pen pockets on the outside so you always have a pen with you for journaling.
- Alternate pen color from year to year. Makes the entries really stand out from each other when you're going back down memory lane.
- Tuck a $5 or $20 bill in between pages at your birthday / other special day. When you come back to that date next year, you'll have a nice surprise from your past self! :-)
The quality of this journal is excellent - the creators obviously put some thought into how much use it would be getting. I'm especially pleased with the paper - I tend to press really hard when I'm writing but the ink doesn't show through on the other side at all. Highly recommended! Get a few, as you'll probably want to give some away.
The journal has held up beautifully to the wear and tear of handling it for five years, overall. The thin, clear film that coated the book has long been peeled away; once it started to break and peel on its own, I just peeled it all off, for the most part. The cover's material below that film is strong. The gold lettering on the cover is long gone, but its imprint remains. I've taped some of the weaker areas of the creases of the cover. The ribbon is in top shape. The gold on the pages has worn significantly. So, cosmetically, it's dirty and worn and fading. But structurally, it's sound. And I looooove the worn look anyway; it means it's seen some days.
I've started volume two now, and am so excited to keep going with these books, hopefully all my life. At this point, I have three more blank ones in storage; I hope they make these for many more years to come so I can keep going with them, and keep gifting them.
The photos I've attached to this review show my five-year-old book and my two-week-old book. Let me know if you have any other questions; I am an unpaid, unsolicited BIG fan of these journals.
Top reviews from other countries
This will sound over the top but this diary has helped me in so many ways.
There were areas in my life that needed change and as I wrote in my diary I realised I did not want to write the same thing again next year and I made the effort to change these. It is also a lovely way to record kind things that people said to you or if you have children to record how they change over 5 years.
You have to make a conscious effort to complete the diary each day but it only takes 5 minutes max and is worth it in the long run.
My pal has one too and we often discuss our entries for last year.
I thoroughly recommend this diary.
I thoroughly recommend this diary.
The pages are gold lined (on the sides) and looks magnificent.