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Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them. This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction ...
Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them. This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction sections focusing on biography/ autobiography. College-bound readers will find a section to help guide their reading selections. The journal also provides room to record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by favorite authors.
Praise for Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens:
"Author Rachelle Rogers Knight comes to the rescue with Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers" (and I would add home schoolers). With over 185 pages of reading lists, the Journal will help voracious and reluctant readers find a good book." - School and Home Librarian
"This is a really awesome book. All you readers and bloggers out there: you need to get this journal!" - Books & Literature for Teens
Posted June 3, 2010
I find it hard to rate and review a journal, but I'll give it my best shot. This journal is an interesting idea, which is why I said yes when the publisher offered it to me. At first flip through, I thought wow this is pretty awesome. A good portion of the book is dedicated to awards and lists. These include The National Book Award, Aesop Award, Urban Lit, Harry Potter read-alikes, and Fairy Tale retellings. I feel this section is a tad overwhelming. There doesn't seem to be a particular oder to it. There's also just too much information here with no real way to weed through it. There are no descriptions, or even cover photo's. So basically, the title has to catch my interest and then go look the book up to see if I might be interested. I have been going through it slowly and adding books to my to-read list.
The next sections are the journal pages. As a teen, I might have used this more. There is a to read section to mark down all the books you discover. I can't imagine doing this by hand anymore. I love goodreads way to much. There are also journal pages which I've decided to give a shot. I've never journaled about what I read before. But, even these seem a little strange. There are short forms that I tried to use, but there isn't enough space really. Every few pages there are more detailed forms that I do like. Although, I do use the words to define section for recording thoughts. I do really like the passages to remember section. I'm constantly finding quotes in books and think to myself, I should write that down. But, I find myself think there might be a better way to do this. I would use the loaner lists. I can't tell you how many times I've lent out books only to forget who has them.
Overall, an interesting journal. I will use it and I think it would make an excellent gift for teens or even adults who love to read. I just think it could be trimmed down a little and maybe the journal pages could be reformatted somehow.
Posted May 18, 2010
Have you ever found yourself sitting around, trying to think of something to do? I'm always one to recommend a good book, but what if you don't know what to read? Want to try something new, but don't know where to look? READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND FOR TEENS by Rachelle Rogers Knight is a great resource for really anyone looking for a new YA novel to try.
The resource list is split into categories by awards, state awards, and then interesting genres. There are a few sections of "alike" books (Eragon alike-reads, Twilight alike-reads, etc.) as well for those who just finished a book and perhaps want to read something similar. I know I've had that happen to me more than once and can full appreciate this addition to the book.
One of the aspects of READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND FOR TEENS that I found invaluable, was the way Ms. Knight developed the genres in her reference list and the amount of time and energy that went into the organization of these lists. The table of contents lists each section in a way that should make it very easy to find the perfect book. Of course I shot straight to the Paranormal Romance section, but there are other great sections including Action and Adventure, Westerns, and even a GLBTQ section. College bound and looking for books? There's a section for that! Interested in poetry? Flip to the poetry section. Anything you could be looking for can be found quickly and easily.
Aside from the resource lists of books, there are other tabs in this book that allow teens (anyone using it) to record their favorite books, their thoughts on books, who they may have loaned books out to, what books they have recommended, and what books they are looking for. For those who like to keep track of their reading, this would be a great resource. I've heard from a few people that they like the idea of book blogs or sites like Library Thing and Goodreads, but they don't have the time to get online and record their thoughts. I see READ, REMEMBER RECOMMEND FOR TEENS being immensely helpful in these situations. It provides an organized environment for recording thoughts about the great books you've been reading.
I loved READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND FOR TEENS and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good tool for their reading addiction. Also, I think this would make a great gift for those who love to read, or perhaps even those who need a little nudging to corrupt...err, convince them into joining the literary addiction we all seem to suffer from.
Posted April 22, 2010
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For readers who love to write and for those who prefer keeping notes via the old ways of the pen, this journal could be your best friend.
Some of us just prefer to have a physical journal, and for young adult book readers, I think this journal is great. I'm glad someone thought of creating a journal like this.