The gorgeous Bloomsbury
Last week I explained how I planned to use three Filofaxes to keep me organised this year but it’s now looking as though I might have found a way to incorporate a fourth! Yay!!
In the Filofax Germany sale last year, one of the Filofaxes I bought was a personal sized, tomato Bloomsbury. I love this Filofax and have wondered for a while how I could use it. It’s a stunning colour (it really is the colour of tomatoes), it’s very lightweight and it has the most amazing leather smell although it still doesn’t beat my Siena. Sorry Bloomsbury!
This year, as you know, I have set myself a reading challenge; if you haven’t already read about it you can read about it here. A lovely lady called Sara commented on my reading challenge and told me that she keeps a record of all the books she has read and liked in two Domino Filofaxes. I think this is a fantastic idea and now I am going to start doing this too. It’s a great way to put the Bloomsbury to use and a way of keeping track of all the books I read!
The setup is very simple. I have removed everything except the A-Z inserts and I have a sheet of ruled paper for each letter of the alphabet. I will note down the name of the author – surname first, the name of the book, the date that I finished reading it, a (B) for book or a (K) for Kindle and finally the number of stars I would give the book out of five. This will of course take up a couple of lines for each entry but that’s ok. This is similar to the information that is stored on Goodreads but this way means that I will always have it to hand.
It’s taken me a while to get my head round using a Filofax as something other than a planner with a diary, address book, etc. but this is a great way of keeping information in an organised way rather than just writing it in a notebook. To me, writing things into a Filofax seems to give it a bit more importance and so I’m more likely to keep the info up to date. Thank you Sara for a great idea!
Until the next time,