Stationery Spotlight: Literary Listography

22799111This journal is part of the Listography series. I’ve previously owned the Film Listography journal and loved it. The Literary Listography enables you to keep track of your literary life for past, present and future books.

There are over seventy list prompts ranging from favourite books to favourite reading spots.

I adore lists. Before settling down and doing anything productive, I must have a list. This is what makes this sort of journal perfect for someone like me… lists and books. It can’t go wrong.

This edition is beautifully illustrated. It has some fascinating suggestions for lists such as favourite classics, fictional characters I would go on a date with (for the record, I would like to have dinner with all the characters in the great hall at Hogwarts,) books that made me laugh, favourite book endings and authors to explore. It also has a big section for favourite quotes. I have lost track of the amount of times I’ve liked a passage in a book and not had a central place to keep everything.

There is even a page to list the fictional characters you wouldn’t get on with.

IMG_6658I’ve very much enjoyed making my way through this book. It has really got me thinking about books I’ve enjoyed (and in some cases, not thought about for a while.)

This is a lovely way to chronicle which books you’ve read and would like to read.

I think it’s perfect for writers too as I don’t know about you but I do have occasional bouts of inspiration from making lists.

Thinking about each prompt and writing it down also has a calming effect on me.

If you like writing lists or/and reading books, this journal is perfect. It would make a great gift for the book lover in your life.

(The Literary Listography: My Reading Life in Lists is published by Chronicle Books, August 2014. It is by Lisa Nola with illustrations by Holly Exley. I thank Chronicle for the review copy in exchange for an honest review.)


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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