February 23, 2007 archive

Booking Through Thursday – Journals

This week’s Booking Through Thursday question: “A couple weeks ago, we asked about how you take care of your books, with one of the questions asking whether you write in your books. Well, what about books that are meant to be written in? Like, say, a journal or diary? Do you keep one? Obviously, if you’re answering this, you have a blog–do you just let your blog be your journal? Or do you also keep one for private stuff also?”

I love journals – leather, artistic, fat, thin, lined paper, blank sheets with thoughtful quotes…it doesn’t matter. I like the heft of them, the sense of secrets about to be told, the way they beckon to be opened. I have many journals, most of which are half filled with random thoughts or lists of ideas for stories. I am not the type to sit down each day and scribble out my deepest secrets. My journal keeping is irregular – as the mood strikes – aimless. My blog is more representative of my need to share my thoughts with others; my journal is just for me.

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