- Discover literary prize winners from 1919 to now.
- Peruse several "Best Book" lists, all with columns to indicate books read, to read and books to buy.
- Jot down notes about your favorite writers.
- Create your very own personal "To Read" list.
- Keep a detailed record of what you've read.
- Journal your thoughts, feelings, and insights about each book.
- Record a list of books you would recommend and readers you would recommend them to.
- Track books you have borrowed and loaned.
By engaging more intimately with the books you read and share with others, you become as closely bound to the pages as the pages are bound to one another. Read, Remember, Recommend enhances the reading experience and makes each book you encounter an integral part of who you are. Book journals have come and gone from the shelves at The King s English for years, but I've never run across one as perfectly conceived and executed as Rachelle Knight s. She has put together enough lists to keep an obsessed reader going for years, enough pages to jot down everything from notes on particular books to recommended titles to author lists to books loaned out (and to whom they ve been loaned, of course). She s included not only every important literary award list but all the finalists for each year as well, along with other notable lists from The Modern Library s to the BBC s to Oprah s. And in the final section she s even provided websites for each! No reader should be without a copy of Read, Remember, Recommend. I m giving one to everyone I know. --Betsy Burton, Owner and Author, The King s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, Utah.
One reason I started BOOKGASM was to keep a record of everything I read, because when you consume more than 100 books a year, one can no longer rely on memory alone. But if I didn't have BOOKGASM, I would utilize something like READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND, created by Rachelle Rogers Knight. This spiral-bound reading journal would make a perfect gift for any hardcore bibliophile on your list, with nearly 250 pages of section to help keep reading material straight, separated with handy, full-color, recipe-tabbed section breaks. There s a section to write down books you ve read, with space for passages to remember and other comments/thoughts. What to read next? Consult your to read list or author pages. Loaning out a book? Don t forget to record it in the loaner lists so you ll know who has it and for how long. The thing that makes READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND stand out from the dime-a-dozen reading journals at Barnes & Noble is its enormous amount of checklist up front of award winners and best-ofs; the Pulitzers, National Book Awards, Oprah s Book Club selections, Time magazine s most influential novels they re all there, and that s just scratching the surface. (As you look year by year, it s amazing how many times Joyce Carol Oates as placed as a Pulitzer runner-up ... and sad that she s never won.) Rod Lott --Lott, R. (2007, December). Read, Remember, Recommend. Bookgasm: Reading Material to Get Excited About.
Are you the kind of reader who loves lists of books? Do you read literary fiction? Oprah's book selections? Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers was created by Rachelle Rogers Knight just for you. Or, since we're all looking for the perfect gift this time of year, this might be the present for the book lover you know. This is a useful tool for any book fanatic who loves literary fiction. It not only provides a place for them to keep track of their books, but it offers all kinds of suggestions for future reading. The format is very attractive. For each title listed, there is a place for the reader to check if they own the book, would recommend it, want to read it, or want to buy it or check it out from the library. There are great lists. It lists the Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction, winners of the Book Sense Book of the Year Award, and numerous other fiction award winners. There are lists of notable books, such as Oprah Winfrey's book selections, and The Modern Library's list of 100 Best Books of the last century. There are enough book titles here to keep a reader happy for life. There are even a couple pages of website listings for future reference. And, of course, there are the blank pages to journal thoughts about books, comments, and lists. At $14.95, this is a priceless gift for the avid book lover who enjoys literary fiction. I have a family member in mind. --Holstine, L. (2007, December). Read, Remember, Recommend. Lesa s Book Critiques.