My Traveller’s Notebook Tour

Like most stationery addicts, I have a ton of notebooks, and I love them all. However, I hand write my reviews before typing them out, and sometimes I am halfway through a review when I want to start a new one, so I have loads of notebooks on the go for reviews. I saw someone on twitter mention they bought a book log notebook, I looked into it and I thought the idea was awesome, however I just knew I would need more space for the review than the notebook provided, and so the idea of getting a traveller’s notebook where I can design and print my own inserts was born.
 
 
So here is my beautiful notebook. I ordered the A5 ‘Oakleaf’ from Meadowgate Leather on Etsy. I cannot recommend this company enough. There are so many customisation options (I could choose if to have a pen loop, where it was placed and the size of it. The Colour of the elastic and thread and much more) I found it incredibly flexible and that I could choose my look more than just the colour of the cover, and I am so glad I went for the ‘extreme’ overhang!
 
 
 
When you open it up, all my separate sections are tabbed with pink glittery washi tape, so they are easy to get to, and each notebook has a ribbon bookmark (see photos above). I was after some kind of pocket to keep a spare notebook (a girl can never have to any right?!) and my kindle in, and in WHSmith the other day I found this notebook cover which neatly fits in my kindle in the front pocket. It doesn’t quite go with my covers theme, but it was £1.24 with a notebook I can keep as a spare, and it looks so happy, so I’m pleased with it.
 
 
 
 
 
The first main section is my book reading log, so when I choose a book, I list it here and check off when I’ve read, reviewed, typed and schedule/posted it. Also have check marks for adding to Amazon and Goodreads, and also if it’s a full review or a mini review (mainly used for books I purchase/borrow from library). On the inside pockets from the bear cover, I have two small notebooks, one is a list of books I want to read ASAP, to hopefully focus my decision making in the future. The other is basically a brain dump for any thoughts.
 
 
On the Back of the Plastic cover, there is another pocket with some notepaper and two lots of adorable cat page markers and sticky notes, should I ever need them. Is over planning a thing?
 
 
The next main section is the main review section. We have essential information like the title author, publisher and source. I also keep track of the genre,  year published, pages, format I read it in and also the location where the book is set. I also have a small section for notes while I am reading the book. Then space for the actual review, and there are 2 full pages after this section to let me have plenty of space, and I alway have that spare notepaper as a backup!
 
 
 
 
Then I have room for some mini reviews, which is basically a 1 page version of the full review, but more compact. Then comes a notebook, with an adapted cover that is a small notebook which I’ve made a basic calendar from so I can add dates for blog tours I am taking part in and keep track of any book events, Yeovil Literary festival is already noted so I can see what talks are happening there.
 
The main notebook after the calendar is for ideas of blog posts, and the final notebook is lists for when I’m doing top 10’s etc.
 
 
So there you have it. That is my rather extensive blog based traveler’s notebook. I love the flexibility of it and am already planning on ordering a second one for my bullet journal!!

My TBR Bookcase Tour – Shelf 5

Shelf #5

This shelf is where all my To-Be-Read paperbacks end, and the only doubling up I’ve had to do so far, though have bought and received a few books I’ve yet to add so will need to do more ASAP. I have also separated my hardbacks and put them in one place.
 

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Paperbacks
The Proposal by Tasmina Perry
A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson
Someone to Watch Over Me by Madeliene Rees
Christmas Magic by Nora Roberts
On Strike For Christmas by Sheila Roberts
The Snow Globe by Shelia Roberts
Snowed in For Christmas by Claire Sandy
A Time For Friends by Patricia Scanlan
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Winger by Andrew Smith
Valley Of The Dolls by Jaqueline Susann
Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline
Christmas Under The Stars by Karen Swan
Paper Swans by Jessica Thompson
The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas
If She Did It by Jessica Treadway
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
It’s a Vets Life by Cathy Woodman 
Trust Me, I’m a Vet by Cathy Woodman
Hardbacks
Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
A Song For Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum 
Fallen by Jane Green
Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah
The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah
The Bones Of You by Debbie Howells
The Stylist by Rosie Nixon
Replica by Lauren Oliver
My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins
Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg
All The Stars In Heaven by Adriana Trigiani
The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Juvie by Steve Watkins
The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney

My TBR Bookcase Tour – Shelf 3 and Shelf 4

Shelf #3

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Searching For a Silver Lining by Miranda Dickinson
Walking Back To Happiness by Lucy Dillon
The Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done
Vendetta by Catherine Doyle
The Death Season by Kate Ellis
The House of Eyes by Kate Ellis
Going Home by Harriet Evans
Life Skills by Katie Fforde
A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde
Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher
Christmas Wishes by Katie Flynn
Picture Perfect by Kate Forster
Super Awkward by Beth Garrod
Seeing Other People by Mike Gayle
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Now That I’ve Found You by Ciara Geraghty
Summer Secrets by Jane Green
The Seafront Tea Rooms by Vanessa Greene
The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
Beautiful Day by Elon Hilderbrand
A Diamond From Tiffany’s by Melissa Hill
The Hotel on Mulberry Bay by Melissa Hill
The Love of a Lifetime by Melissa Hill
The Wives of Bath by Wendy Holden
A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday
A Night In With Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Holliday
31 Songs by Nick Hornby
The Girls by Lisa Jewell
The Key To The Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson
An Autumn Crush by Milly Johnson
Here Come The Girls by Milly Johnson

Shelf #4

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It’s Raining Men by Milly Johnson 
A Spring Affair by Milly Johnson
A Summer Fling by Milly Johnson
Illuinae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
It Starts with Paris by Cathy Kelly
The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson
The Lovers Guide To Rome by Mark Lamprell
Away From You by Kate Langdale
Before She Was Mine by Kate Long 
Wildflower Bay by Rachael Lucas
No Place To Hide by Susan Lewis
Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan (Renamed “What She Knew”)
The Manning Grooms by Debbie Macomber
Summer Wedding Bells by Debbie Macomber
Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
To The Moon And Back by Jill Mansell
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Waiting For Doggo by Mark Mills
The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth
Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie
Songs of Love and War by Sara Montefiore
Game by Anders De La Motte
Buzz by Anders De La Motte
Accidents of Marriage by R. S. Meyers
Pretty Thing by Jennifer Nadel
I’ll Give You The Sun by Mandy Nelson
Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

My TBR Bookcase Tour – Shelf 2

Shelf #2

This shelf is where all my To-Be-Read paperbacks begin. I order them by the surname of the author, just incase you were wondering. Though I have been tempted to arrange by spine colour, so it looks like a rainbow
 

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• Wish You Were Here by Catherine Alliott
Gates of Paradise by Virginia Andrews
My Sweet Audrina by Virginia Andrews
Shooting Stars by Virginia Andrews
Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Valentine’s Card by Juliet Ashton 
The Other Child by Lucy Atkins
Burn by Julianna Baggott
The Woman Who Ran by Sam Baker
The Boy I Love by Lynda Bellingham
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell
The Child’s Secret by Amanda Brooke
Another Way to Fall by Amanda Brooke (Eek, this should be before Child’s Secret!)
My Map of You by Isabelle Broom
The Honeymoon Hotel by Hester Browne
Nothing But Trouble by Matt Cain
Pretending To Dance by Diane Chamberlain
When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen
Before We Fall by Courtney Cole
Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan
All The Single Ladies by Jane Costello
Girl On The Run by Jane Costello
My Single Friend by Jane Costello
The Nearly-weds by Jane Costello
Say Her Name by James Dawson
Under My Skin by James Dawson (Just occurred to me this is a signed copy so should move it up a shelf!)
I’ll Take New York by Miranda Dickenson