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Reading Log: Gifts for Book Lovers / Reading Journal [ Softback * Large (8 X 10 ) * Keep Calm * 100 Spacious Record Pages and More... ] | Smart Bookx
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Large 8" x 10" Softback Reading Log / Journal [$5.50 / 3.99]. INTERIOR: One hundred attractive and spacious record pages. (To view, click on Look Inside and scroll past the initial blank Contents tables). As well as the main review space, there's space to log: - title, author, publishing details & page count, - start & finish dates, - book format, source & genre/subject, - thoughts & inspirations in an Inspiration Tree, - ratings on plot, character development and ease of reading, as well as an overall review score, and - memorable quotes. At the back you'll find: - a loan record sheet, - a tick list of the top 100 voted fiction books, and - a Notes page for jotting down new authors, books to read, book suppliers and other useful reading resources. At the front, a blank personalized Contents Table gives space for you to add your own categories alongside some of the more commons ones. Whether it's short stories, poetry, satire or a few specific authors that float your boat, you'll always be able to quickly find any of your reviews by allocating each to one or more categories as you go along. All pages are of thick white paper (55lb) to minimize ink bleed-through. EXTERIOR: Cover: Tough matte paperback. Binding: Secure professional trade paperback binding, i.e. it's built to last; pages won't fall out after a few months of use. Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8" x 10"). (Almost the same width as A4 but a few cm shorter in height - so no more cramming into tiny boxes!) SIMILAR PRODUCTS: smART bookx publish several Reading Logs. Each has the same interior but there are cover designs to suit all tastes. To view them all, search 'reading' & 'bookx' on Amazon (don't forget the 'x'). Thanks for looking, The smART bookx design team Buy With Confidence Because Our Customers Love Our Stationery: ***** Affordable, But Still Good Quality! ... Very satisfied with this product ... an affordable option that is also very thorough. Many other planners just didn't have all of the sections I needed, or they did and cost too much ... the cover is super cute and kind of soft. (Jun 1, 2016) ***** Very Nice ... Beautiful. My daughter loved them!!! (August 17, 2014) ***** Love the Van Gogh Notebook ... Loved it, keep it in my purse incase of creative impulses. (November 8, 2013) ***** Love This! ... This planner is super cute, and I absolutely love the cover. Lots of room to include all kinds of information. (June 13, 2016) ***** Great for taking theory notes or writing music! ... I'm a music major, and I needed staff paper ... This is a cute product and the staff paper is great. (Feb 1, 2016) ***** Amazing Recipe Book ... This is the third smART bookx recipe book I've purchased. I have it with the Carnival cover and purchased the Polka dots cover to copy recipes for my daughter... Love the index pages ... Easy to find the exact recipe you are looking for since the index shows all the recipe pages numbered. Highly recommended. (Dec 28, 2015)
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#TheConfession - I haven‘t had a dining room table for two years now. It‘s become book storage. There are also boxes on the floor. 😂 #SoaringScores

SW-T Mine is usually covered in puzzles, magazines, and books. 1mo
Librarybelle @SW-T ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
StayCurious I‘m so glad I found my people lol! 1mo
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TheBookAddict 😂💕💕💕 1mo
TheSpineView That looks like my bonus room. In my defense, there is a method!❤📚❤ 1mo
Librarybelle @TheSpineView I‘ve got a method, too! 1mo
CrowCAH Lol you got a lot of books! Poor table 😝 1mo
TheBookAddict Is it all Book Outlet‘s fault? I see black dots on the sides of the books... 😆 1mo
Librarybelle @CrowCAH I know! It must be sturdy! 😂 1mo
Librarybelle @TheBookAddict Yes! Most of these are from Book Outlet sprees! 1mo
Cinfhen Best type of problem to have!!!! 1mo
TheBookAddict @Librarybelle 😆 I‘m guilty of going crazy on those too. 😅🤷🏽‍♀️ 📚 📚📚📚📚 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 4w
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20K Litfluence and 160 books logged!

Thank you to everyone who has commented and liked my posts. I‘ll continue to try to be honest with my reviews and throw in some blurbs about places I visit!

Never stop reading, friends!

Jas16 🎉👏📚 3mo
ReadosaurusText Congrats! 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉📚🎧🍾 3mo
MargaretPinardAuthor How do you even find how many books you‘ve read in the app, without counting the list? I must be kissing some simple step... 3mo
MargaretPinardAuthor Missing, ha! 💋 3mo
KristenDuck @MargaretPinardAuthor if you look in the top right corner where is says Litfluence, click on that rectangle and it will show your number of books read. Let me know if it doesn‘t work! 3mo
Zelma @MargaretPinardAuthor or for a shortcut, just click on the number in the top right corner of your screen. The icon looks kind of like a crown. 3mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 3mo
MargaretPinardAuthor Oh! Not the icon below but the title! Thanks, @zelma and @Kristenduck! 3mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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I just need 4 more books by the end of this month to be right on schedule with my #goodreads #readingchallenge. Maybe I should lay off the #chunksters for a while. 🤔 Surely I have some quick reads on my shelves somewhere. 👀

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I came up with the idea to visualize my reading process. The upper line are the books I read and the second line are the pages I read. 🤩

britt_brooke Great idea! 10mo
Buechersuechtling I‘m still looking for a method to track my read books _without_ pen and paper and/or an account on another reading platform. 🤔 But I like your idea. 10mo
Sarah83 @Buechersuechtling ich habe nebenbei einen Kalender. Da schreib ich auf, wann ich ein Buch anfange. Da könnte man auch das Ende eintragen und die Seitenzahl. 10mo
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I forgot to mention that when I tweaked the Google form to track my reading I also made an app on my phone for easy access to add the information. I'm so excited to use this I can't wait to finish my first book. #imadork #readinglove

Reviewsbylola Great idea! 10mo
sammisho I got your card yesterday!!! Look for an response soon! ❤ 10mo
Lmstraubie @Reviewsbylola Thanks!😊 10mo
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Lmstraubie @sammisho So glad you got it! Looking forward to hearing back from you 🙂 10mo
mcctrish That‘s pretty cool 10mo
Peddler410 That‘s cool! How did you great the app? I think it‘s simple, but I did not know it was possible. 10mo
Lmstraubie @Peddler410 I opened Drive on my phone and essentially right-clicked; I held my finger down until a menu appeared. In the menu there is a choice that says "Add to Home screen" and voila! 10mo
Peddler410 I made a copy of your form — only way to view. Now it‘s lost somewhere 😂 10mo
Lmstraubie @Peddler410 Oh no!!! If it's in your Drive you should be able to search it. Do you want me to send you the link?? 10mo
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Here‘s #myyearinbooks #2018wrapup. I bought the tagged book to do some written tracking #in2019 as well.

UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 10mo
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For the last few years I have been using journals to track my reading and review books. Each year I buy a different one and since my current journal only has 2 more pages, it was time for another. This came in the mail today and I love it. It has a gorgeous soft cover, a table of contents, 100 pages for reviews, a checklist of 100 top fiction books, and a loan record. My only criticism is I wish it had spirals and more than one page for notes.

megnews Thanks for sharing! Just ordered mine! 10mo
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Most/least popular

ChasingOm I was one of the 1,327! 😂 11mo
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Kinda annoyed that this is my “final” total since I have three more weeks (and ten days of vacation time!) to read more but it‘s interesting!

Ashley_Nicoletto I actually think it might update if you look at it later on. Maybe? This feels familiar from previous years but I could be wrong. 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto PS amazing job!! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz It does update:)!! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz That's a lot of pages!! Congrats!! 👏👏👏 11mo
RaimeyGallant Yea! 11mo
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I can't believe it's December already! I managed to read 14 ARCs and review 21 in total. Still a long way to go before my shelf is empty though 🙄

sprainedbrain Great stats! 👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 11mo
TrishB Awesome 👍🏻 11mo
kspenmoll Fantastic stats! How do you find the time?!❤️ 11mo
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SilversReviews Great stats...GREAT job!! 11mo
Leigh_Medeiros Wait, 44 is a yearly count, right!? (Trying to figure out one could read more than one book a day! 😃) 11mo
Moray_Reads @Leigh_Medeiros No, just for November. I don't know, I'm a quick reader 😅 11mo
Reviewsbylola Whoa you are amazing! 11mo
Leigh_Medeiros No way! That's truly astounding! 💪🏽 11mo
Moray_Reads @Leigh_Medeiros it just happens. Every year I think I must have reached saturation but somehow I usually end up reading more books! 11mo
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Bought my first reading log today. It‘s so pretty but I already feel like I probably won‘t use it long and I should return it. ☹️

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Total read: 13
DNFs: 2
Women authors: 12
POC authors: 4
Favorites: Burial Rites and Of Fire and Stars
⭐️: 1
⭐️⭐️: 2
⭐️⭐️⭐️: 5
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 5
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: 0

#wrapup #readingwraup #augustwrapup

Andrew65 Well done! 🙌👏 1y
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Day 3: Book Merch I love

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Day 21| #Readingresolutions

A few of my book depository #bookmarks. I believe in leaving the book mark I used in the book even after I finished it. They belong together ❤️. So I tend to stick to the freebie or inexpensive kind.

JennyM That is such a lovely thing to do. 1y
BiblioLitten I leave the bookmark in too! So most of my books have a bookmark.😊 1y
PurpleyPumpkin What a fabulous idea! I may have to start doing this. 👌🏽😉 1y
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Here is a “card” on trello that is opened. You can add any info or notes you want. The labels can be called anything you want. I‘m thinking about changing some of them. I hope this is a little clearer @catsuit_mango I use the due date as the finished date.

catsuit_mango Waou that's way more complexe than my to read list in calibre :) 2y
Luv2readbookz @catsuit_mango Well this is what happens when you‘re bored at work. 😂 2y
catsuit_mango @Luv2readbookz lately when I'm bored at work I read on my phone or look up trips... 2y
Luv2readbookz @catsuit_mango Yeah, lately I‘ve been doing that too. It‘s been a slow week. 2y
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Does anyone use Trello? We use it to organize projects at work, so I tried it to see if it works for a book log. It‘s free too. Trello.com. 😁📚

catsuit_mango How are you using it? Do you just put in books and estimated time of reading? How about the to read someday list? And what do the colors mean? 2y
Luv2readbookz @catsuit_mango First I set up a list by month. Each book is on it‘s own “card.” Then I add the books I‘m currently reading. When I finish I use the due date just to record the date. You could make a list of TBR cards and then move them over to the months you read them if you want. The colors are labels you can assign. I made one color for fiction, one for nonfiction, one for book club, one for arc,etc. 2y
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Check out this amazing new book by J.M. Clark! Available now on Amazon. A definite page turner. You will definitely feel connected to the characters and story. A sci-fi dystopian love story that keeps you wanting more! #sciencefiction #NewKingsofTomorrow #JMClark #dystopia

tpixie Welcome to Litsy!! Check out @LitsyHappenings 2y
DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Cinfhen Hi welcome to Litsy! Great review😀I'm intrigued 2y
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SassyBookworm Welcome to Litsy!!! The best bookish community ever!!! 🤓📚📖 2y
MrsSpencer @Cinfhen you should check it out! Available right now on amazon 2y
Bookladylinda Welcome to Liitsy!!! 2y
MommyOfTwo Welcome! 2y
SmallestAct Welcome to Litsy! 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
BookishMe Hihi! Welcome to Litsy 2y
RadicalReader @MrsSpencer Welcome to the wonderful world of Litsy 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome. :) 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Kaye Welcome 🌸 2y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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My #januarystats. The New Year break and #24in48 have helped make it a bumper month!
Favourites: The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Radiance by Catherynne M Valente

Melissa_J 40 books. WOW! Great month. 2y
Andrew65 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Brilliant! 2y
Moray_Reads @Melissa_J it's been a great month and those three will be hard to beat! 2y
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drokka Wow! I wish I could swing 40 books a month. I'd take 20. Congratulations! 😃🎉 2y
JacqMac Excellent!! 🎉 2y
Daisey Nice format for your stats and looks like a great reading month! 2y
readordierachel Hot damn! 2y
Kalalalatja Well done 👏👏 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
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Entering all the books I finished during #24in48! On to page 3 of my reading log! Which is fun, but do not be alarmed, it's probably 75% graphic novels and comics volumes.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great! 2y
ferskner I saw that you won a prize and I was excited for you! 2y
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Chelleo What info do you track? I can‘t really make it out from the photo shoot 2y
alvingregorio Whoa baby! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @ferskner Aw, thanks! I noticed a few other Littens who won prizes, it was very exciting. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Chelleo Well I've been playing around with it a little, as you can see...Right now I'm starting with a cell that has the number book within the month and the year (so mine are all 26/26 for example bc it's the first month), then the title, author, my star rating, then a cell where I draw an icon telling me if I read it in print/audio/digital AND if it was graphic or not, as well as a little "F" or "NF" (fiction/nonfiction) and color coded dots ⬇️ 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Chelleo ...cont--color coded dots to show if it is written by a woman or POC, or if it is a collection of poetry or short stories (bc I'm going to read a lot of those this year), then the page count of the book and original publishing year, then the dates I started and finished it, and FINALLY, little spaces for check marks if I've reviewed them here and on Goodreads. Whew! That's a lot. 2y
Chelleo That‘s awesome! I just tagged you on my current layout because I‘ll be making some adjustments. Will likely steal your idea for tracking reviews! Also like that you track W/POC. 2y
Samplergal That‘s a lot of info. What is it you track? 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Samplergal I just explained it all on these comments here! I hope it makes sense 😂 2y
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I always take the jacket off.

kspenmoll Without so I do not damage them! 2y
Melissa_J It depends on the book. Larger books I tend to take the jacket off, but I keep it on for smaller hardcovers. I‘m just really careful 😊 2y
gibblr Usually without but not always. 2y
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emily_m_tubb Always take it off! I don't trust myself- I can be a bit clumsy 😂 2y
Ashley85 With it on. I‘m afraid I might lose it or the kids may get to it. 😬 2y
britt_brooke Off! 2y
GripLitGrl I'll leave on unless they tend to slip off or are uncomfortable then i will take them off. 2y
ReviewsbytheMrs Off! 💜 2y
Cortg If it‘s personal book, jacket off. Usually read library books though and jackets don‘t come off 2y
CocoReads If I‘m keeping it at home, usually on. If I‘m hauling it around with me I take it off so it doesn‘t get ripped. 2y
Cathythoughts I don‘t have a cover on my kindle 🙃. 2y
bookloo Without! It‘s an annoyance. ♥️ 2y
DivaDiane I usually leave it on way too long, until it starts to suffer, then I take t off. One day I may learn. 2y
Bklover I prefer to read with it on. I do take it off to leave the house with it though. 2y
blondie Usually without. :) 2y
OrangeMooseReads Off. That way they don‘t get ruined and they don‘t get in the way. 2y
amvs1111 Definitely without. I just feel uncomfortable trying to keep it in place while I read. 2y
Nebklvr With. I never seem to have any problem with them 2y
AmyG Off...so I don‘t tear or dirty them. 2y
tournevis Off. 2y
Laughterhp Without! I always take it off to read. 2y
ReadingMaria I take it off when I‘m on the bus, but at home I‘ll read with it on! 2y
Birdsong28 Off!📚📖 2y
BookNAround Sometimes I take it off but sometimes I leave it on. Quite honestly, I read few hardbacks so it‘s not usually an issue. 2y
JessClark78 I leave mine on. 2y
SilversReviews @BookNAround True about reading hardbacks. 2y
SilversReviews @Laughterhp I worry I will tear it or get it frayed. 2y
SilversReviews @amvs1111 It does move around a bit. 2y
SilversReviews @Bklover Good thinking. 2y
SilversReviews @DivaDiane Old habits are hard to break. 2y
SilversReviews @Cathythoughts Ha ha.... 😍 2y
SilversReviews @CocoReads That‘s what I worry about too. 2y
SilversReviews @Cortg Yes...library books seem to have extra protection. 2y
SilversReviews @GripLitGrl That does happen at times. 2y
kezzlou85 Depends on the book size generally. I always keep library ones on. 2y
TheLibrarian Without. I like to keep the jacket in excellent condition. 2y
smilingshelves With. Except my one-year-old has recently discovered the wonder of dust jackets, so now I have to take them off if I want them to survive. ☺ 2y
SilversReviews @smilingshelves 😍 Do you have to hide the jackets? :) 2y
smilingshelves I do put them on top of my dresser! 😀 2y
Gissy Jacket off! 2y
minkyb With...for better or worse. 2y
tammysue Jacket on :) 2y
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@slategreyskies Thank you sooooo much for my beautiful postcard today!!! AND the absolutely wonderful extras. You must know from some superhuman powers that I not only love stickers but that this totally cute reading log will go perfectly in my planner. You are too sweet!!! 💓💓#bookmarkswap

slategreyskies Yay!! I‘m glad it made you smile! :) 2y
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September 6th is: National Read A Book Day
Now go read! 👍📖

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Suggestions for Book Subscription boxes that aren't YA! I'm already a BOTM member, but I'm looking for something else as well, that's not too expensive! A bunch pop up when I google it, but looking for people's opinions on good services! I want books and goodies! 📚

MrBook Our top expert on that is the peerless @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 😎👌🏻. 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Bookish Box offers a lot of choices, you can get an Adult book and goodies, you can get just goodies, you can get a shirt with goodies, or book, shirt, and goodies. Their shirts are amazing ❤️ but shirts mean more expensive. The book and goodies box: https://thebookishbox.cratejoy.com/subscribe/748868333_adult-book-goodies?gift=F... 2y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings That one is affordable and always a book by a POC, only comes with 1-2 extra items, but still a good box ❤️ 2y
Laughterhp @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Thanks so much!!!!! I'll look into them both! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Of course! There are a few boxes that offer unique used editions of books with something like a good tea or coffee, but you never know what book you will get. Could be one you have read or not. Still fun, though. If you want a link to one of those? 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings There are a couple of romance and horror/sci-fi subscriptions as well. Let me know your preferred genre 😊 2y
Laughterhp @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Ooo maybe a genre one.. I like mystery, romance or fantasy/sci-fi. No horror! 😬 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Here is a romance that is signed an affordable ❤️ https://www.cratejoy.com/subscription-box/reveal-book-box/ 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings This one I have only gotten one box of and it was okay, the premise is definitely fun, but the items were only so-so, but I have read that the items have gotten better. So, maybe worth a try or a look into their more recent boxes 😊 https://www.cratejoy.com/subscription-box/once-upon-a-book-club/ 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings This one has only books with an occasional extra, but you get a lot of books both physical and electronic. https://www.cratejoy.com/subscription-box/fresh-fiction-box-not-to-miss/ 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings There are a couple that mix horror with Sci-fi and mystery/thrillers and you wouldn't know when you are going to get horror, but you may still want to check out? 2y
Laughterhp Thanks so much! Now I have so much to look up! 😁 2y
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#riotgrams Day 4 - Notebooks and Journals. I know I have a problem 😬I love pens too.

Clare_Riley I'm exactly the same - I love my stationery!! And that 'My Bibliofile' book looks great! 2y
misslala I have this same journal! ❤ 2y
rustoryhuf Sometimes I think I need a journal to keep track of my journals. 2y
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So pleased with myself - 16 books read in January!🤓

Joybishoptx Awesome! 3y
BooksForEmpathy Nice!! 3y
sprainedbrain You read some good ones, too! 👏 3y
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saresmoore Wow! These were not easy reads, either. Great work! 3y
RobinW Way to Go! 3y
Reviewsbylola That's awesome! 3y
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My husband knows me so well!!! @DwightReads I LOVE my early Valentine's Day present 😍😘❤ #valentine #readinglog

britt_brooke Ooh, nice! 💚💚💚 3y
DebinHawaii Nice! 📚💜 3y
Natasha.C.Barnes Hey, I was looking into getting one of those...do you still like it? How's the soft cover...? 2y
AJBowers @Natasha.C.Barnes I love it! The soft cover could be better but the inside is great. 2y
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Gonna teach #3rdgrade to write strong book reviews by starting a class reading journal!! SO EXCITED 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #teachersoflitsy

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