Captain's Log...

Thanks to all of you who have sent your reading resolutions to me so far. We are an ambitious lot.
I did receive one interesting suggestion that I'm going to try, and that is to log all of the books I read in 2012. I've always wondered how many books I actually consume in one year and I've never tried to keep track. Believe it or not, I don't review half of the books I do read, so there are many more than those that I list on Read.Eat.Think.
I also think it would be fun to see what patterns emerge. I'll guarantee there will be a ton of mysteries on the list, but do I read more American writers or English? What is my non-fiction to fiction ratio? We'll find out this year.
I've already selected the fancy notebook to hold my log. And for all of you who are going to ask why I'm not logging books electronically, let me remind you that I do like paper and pens. Yes, I do write a blog online, but I like the old-fashioned way of communicating and writing, too. It's just part of the paradox that is me.
Anyway, one of my favorite design blogs called Mrs. Blandings (click here to see it) had a recent post about the site called Out of Print. They have fantastic products inspired by classic book covers, like T-shirts, journals, notecards, e-reader jackets, and more. I like the collage notebook pictured above. Click here to go to the Out of Print site. And note that every purchase you make also includes the donation of a book to a community in need. Love that.
Meanwhile, join me in logging your reading this year. It will be fun to compare notes in December.

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