Item description for Books to Check Out: A Journal by Imagineering Company...
Inspired by the hand-stamped due date cards from public libraries, this clever journal has sections for keeping track of books to read, favorite passages, and books lent and borrowed. Includes a handy pocket for review clippings.
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Studio: Chronicle Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.36" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher Chronicle Books
ISBN 0811829863 ISBN13 9780811829861 UPC 765145029865
Reviews - What do customers think about Books to Check Out: A Journal?
A good idea but... Mar 14, 2006
I saw this on this site and liked the idea. I found this book at the local Borders store and looked through it. I liked the concept of this type of book. There were a couple others that I also looked at but none of them fitted my needs exactly. They all have too many categories, such as books lent and book club. So, instead I purchased a small blank journal. This book is the same size as the others and it's much more pleasing to look at. It has a beautiful stained glass pattern on the cover and a smaller one on the back. There is a ribbon book-mark and an elastic band to hold the book closed. A pocket on the inside of the back cover is the perfect place for keeping my Borders rewards card, bookstore gift cards, and coupons. The only problem is that I was so excited about starting my lists that I didn't properly plan out how I wanted my books organized. I think I'll buy another similar book for writing my thoughts on the books I read.
Great idea, poor execution Oct 1, 2005
This is a great idea, but the execution is very poor. The journal has different sections for you to list what books you want to read, favorite passages and more. But unfortunately every page is identical with a T-chart-like format, which gives you little space to write. For instance, if you're to write a favorite passage, the space to write the title of the book is the same width as the space allowed for the passage. Are you supposed to abbreviate? Or only include passages that are four words long? The journal doesnt include plain, lined or blank pages, so it's really only to keep track of books and book passages. The cover is the only good thing good about this journal.
"Books to Check Out" is the Book to Buy Jun 9, 2003
I always seem to find books I want to read before I find the money to buy them. This little book is great because I can write down the title and author to remember it later. I don't have any problem with the amount of space in it. I think the makers of the book intended users to use as many lines as they need to write down titles. In addition to being useful, this journal is also pretty cute. I keep it with me in my purse all the time.
Cute, and fairly useful... Nov 9, 2001
If your To Be Read list would frighten most people, then this little Journal would be of use to you. It is really well done, with sections for Books to Read, Favorite Books/Passages, and Books Borrowed/Lent. You can write lots and lots of books in here, the only problem is, you often have to use more than the allotted space for books. There isn't much room, but it is definitely a great idea, and a useful tool. I have listed lots of books in it, and it's really helped me realize how many books I have yet to read, in comparison with those I have read.
A great gift for book lovers, because it will actually help you figure out what books are still sitting on your shelves, or in your TBR pile that is threatening to topple over and squash you, even if you can't see them!
Good Idea in Theory Nov 5, 2001
This little journal is a really good idea for people who have an extensive list of "must read" books and not quite as much time as they'd like to get them all read. The pages are blank, save for the lines that are intended for the book lover to list all of the titles that he/she would like to read one day. The only complaint I have about this journal is that the space alotted for each entry is somewhat short, forcing the longer titled books (i.e. books with more than one word in the title) to be either abbreviated or assigned more than one line. The journal itself is a good idea, but it should have been made bigger.