Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Journaling & FIRST Contest

Who of us hasn't journaled at one time or another? I know that I have more than my fair share stuck away in boxes left for my children to giggle at years (and years) down the road!


A couple years ago I was at Northwestern Bookstore and came across a gem of a journal. It wasn't just any other journal, might I add. The one I zeroed in on was called "Books I've Read...A Reader's Journal". I opened the page and knew I was walking out of the store with that book.

Opening the book I saw that Journals Unlimited, Inc. was making my life easier to keep track of the books I've read. I had been searching for a way to keep track of these books and the things I wanted to remember about them. This journal gave me all the "starters" one would need on the first page. Turning to the back of that page you are able to write your thoughts.

What I LOVE about this journal is the fact that I'm able to have all of my thoughts written by my hand. Down the road my children will be able to learn about what books I read and what I liked or disliked about them. They will see the passion I have for books.



Journals Unlimited, Inc. has a wide range of journals. They have 50+ titles in their "Write It Down" series. Do you love sports? They have a wide array for you. I gave my dad the "Motorcycle...A Rider's Journal". Whenever he takes a bike trip, he can write about the spectacular views or the guys he went with, etc. As a book club, we bought our leader the "Books I've Read" journal and she was so happy to have received it! Do you enjoy gardening, teaching, vacationing, camping, or hunting? Journals Unlimited has the journal for YOU! You can even have them personalized if you order through them. If you have a subject that they haven't created, they give you the option of creating your own!

Journals Unlimited, Inc. has a number of other series. One of those series is "Write to Remember"® Series with 10 options and faux leather covers. They also offer 8 styles from their Notepad series. Their "between me and you"™ Series allows you to share your journal with someone close to you. They even have the option of the "Write it Down" series in an array of colors. You aren't limited to size either. They have the full size edition, which is what I own, as well as a mid size and a mini size (kind of a take-along version).

If you would like to view their entire line, you can visit them at their website http://www.journalsunlimited.com/ .

Journals Unlimited, Inc. has been gracious in allowing me to give away a "Books I've Read" journal. Here's how you can enter to win the journal... visit their site and then leave me a comment letting me know which Journal you liked the most or if you could create your own what it would be. I will draw a name on April 7th.

Blessings ~ Mimi

14 comments:

Nora said...

Dear Mimi,

Thank you for inviting me to visit you at your blog. I'm looking forward to the author interviews and the book reviews. I also am an avid reader.

I checked out the website for the journals and think they are really neat. I would really like to have a readers journal. It would help me keep track of the books I've read despite the changes in cover styles. It would also keep me straight on exactly where I am in a series.

If I were making my own journal it would be a photographer's journal. It would include all the details of the photographic moment. Fstop, shutter speed, apreture, etc. Then it would have a place to explain why I'm taking the picture. Is it a job?, Am I on vacation?, Is it just pretty?, Am I trying a technique?, etc. I think this would be a great way to help me keep better track of my journey in photography.

Thanks for inviting me to join you here. I've signed out for the up-dates and look forward to future visits here.
TTFN!! Nora

Michelle said...

What a neat site! I looked for quite awhile and I like the Inspirational - My Gratitude Journal best.

Lindsey said...

I love the "The Daily Devotions Journal - Lilac" the best. I think it would help keep my thoughts clear writing things down about my spiritual life. :-)

Thanks!

Lindsey
ladyufshalott[at]yahoo[dot]com

Melissa said...

I like the recipe journal. I favor a more laid-back approach to recording the books I read, I don't feel like I need to record quite so much information.

I also like the prayer journals.

~Ley said...

Nice blog, Mimi!
My favorite journal is probably the Books I've Read journal. I can't help it; I love books! The Dreams journal hits a close second though. And I'll probably need the Campus one soon. :D Very cool site. Love it.

Shine~Ley

becca dowling said...

Mimi, got your invitation to visit your new blog over at ACFW Book Club. I ran across Journals Unlimited about a month ago and couldn't decide which journal to order: there are SO many I'd love to have! You've done a wonderful promotion for JU with your blog. Please enter me in your drawing for the Reader's Journal.

Blessings,
Becca.Dowling[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love ALL the journals!! Thank your for your blog. Blessings! Melody
msproule1225@gmaildotcom

Carole said...

I'm glad to find your blog, Mimi. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you for the opportunity to win a journal.

I never knew there were so many journals available. Great website! Next to the book journal, I like the one for daily devotions. There's a whole page for reflections in addition to some other interesting things to record.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Cherie J said...

I just love these journals. Love the Write to Remember series, especiall the Vacation and the Readers Journal. What a cool idea!They have journals for just about everything.

Bonnie Leon said...

This sounds fabulous! Make sure to enter me for the drawing. I'd love to begin journaling about books I've read. What a great idea.

Bonnie

www.bonnieleon.com

Stacey said...

The Readers journal is a great idea! I frequently find myself posting a review on a website about a book, and I can recall generalities, but if I haven't taken notes on the novel (and I usually don't if I'm reading for fun), I don't recall specifics. The Reader's Journal would be a great help, and a nice memorial to look back on books I've read.

If I were to create my own, it would probably be an all-encompassing Entertainment Journal for movies, music, books and other muses...

stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

Amy said...

I would love to win the books I've read one. I have a homemade version but that would be so helpful!

So Many Books...So Little Time said...

I love the Books I've Read journal. Please enter me in the contest. =]

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I love this journal! I would love to be entered in the contest to win it. My prayers are with you and your family. I know its hard to see the happy ending, but god has something very special in store for you. Just keep the faith and keep looking up, to him! Thanks and God Bless!
Kyndra Watkins
smile_y9 [at] yahoo [dot]com

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