Ok, so after hearing about bullet journals for a while, and being someone who likes to stay organized, I decided to check them out and see what they were all about. Basically, they’re a good way for some people to stay organized. You can combine sketching with organizing, and journaling…for all kinds of things in your life.
I immediately could see how maintaining a bullet journal would be a huge time suck for me and I already have a lot of things that consume most of my time. But the idea still appealed to me. So I thought, maybe I could just use the journal to organize one very specific thing instead of my entire life. And what better thing to organize than something to do with my books and reading?
One of my reading goals this year is for me to work on finishing up some of the many, many, many series I’ve started. I have a spreadsheet but I’m really bad about updating it and it’s not very visual. So, while researching book related reading journals I came across this great series tracker idea! This format (the books on shelves, coloring them in when finished) is NOT my idea. I shamelessly borrowed it from whoever invented it. It’s absolutely terrific! It really does combine a lot of my favorite things – organizing, sketching, books! I also love how visual it is. I hope to have all the series I’ve started drawn into it by the end of the year so that I can start fresh next year with this as my main organizer for that aspect of my reading. It’s going to be quite a bit of work to get it set up initially because…I don’t read responsibly and have way too many series going on, hehehe. 😀
I accidentally colored in Cold Days because I forgot what I was doing and got carried away coloring. Whoops! I have a lot to go with Discworld. I hope to really start tackling that one next year. 🙂
That’s supposed to be Nighteyes, but it looks more like a capybara than a wolf! LOL
I’ve gotten a lot further in some series than others! I even put small series on here. Nothing like the visual aid to remind you what you still need to read. Now if I’m at a loss as to what I’m in the mood for next I can just pull out this journal and see what’s on my bookshelf that still needs to be filled in. 🙂
Has anyone else done a book related bullet journal? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!