Do you write a book report for yourself after reading a book?

Hong Kong
May 14, 2012 9:30pm CST
I'm not talking about the book report assignments at school or the reports for attracting web traffics. I mean writing for your very self. Perhaps for the sake of recording the feelings or lesson learnt, or for sharing with close friends (not for attracting money or as part of sales strategy if you blog it).
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@cloud31 (5811)
15 May 12
NO I don't usually write a book report for myself,instead I write down those important lesson I've read. And the date I started reading and accomplished date.
• Hong Kong
17 May 12
wow, that's some recording works. Do you have them on blog, excel file or on a physical journal?
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
15 May 12
I usually read a lot of nonfiction books about things that I want to learn about so I do end up writing a lot of notes and things like that from the books that I read. I write down all the things that I think would be important to be able to look back on and review. I also like to write down quotes that I like or just parts of the writing that I am fond of because they give good inspiration.
• Hong Kong
17 May 12
Where do you write down? Sometimes I write similar things down on notebooks or papers too, but it turns out i forgot where i've put them...
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
6 Jul 12
No I've never written a book report for myself. The idea never crossed my mind. But I have to say, as I read the topic, I started to think that would be a pretty interesting. I have a poor memory, so when I read a book or watch a movie or TV show, I forget what happened in it within a few days. I remember certain things, such as the general plot, but the details that others would recall escape my memory. Many times I find myself re-reading books instead of reading ones I've never read before. I think maybe if I wrote a book report I would be able to remember what happened in the book. So far, all I do it write down the books that I've read (otherwise, I'd never remember what the title & who the author is). Maybe I will try this out. But it would probably be more of a summary than an analysis of the book.
@weye13 (114)
• Philippines
19 May 12
I don't but I've been meaning to. A private book journal sounds appealing. You're right that it would be useful for keeping the lessons learned from the book. It would also be nice to see if how you view the book changes the next time you read it (especially if you like the book very much). I think Moleskin has a book journal of sorts, but any notebook would do just fine.
@Anne18 (11036)
18 May 12
Have been thinking about doing so, how do you go about it, do you have a format that you follow etc... could you share a book report with us all so we can see how you do it. Many thanks
@kvarun88 (275)
• India
17 May 12
hi, Its a damn good idea to reflect your thought about the book that u got done with and as u said to record the feeling and emotions tht u went thru wen u read it and wen u got done with the book..! and also i think it wuld be good to share ur feeling with others as well.! Either for monetary benefit or jus for the sake of sharing things with ppl..!
• Philippines
15 May 12
Hi innerdoll. No I have not tried writing about a book report for myself after reading a book but that is a great idea. I am keeping a journal about the daily happenings in my life and it is great if I could write a separate journal about the books I have read since I often read books anyway. Thank you for this great tips.
@chymez_me (186)
• Philippines
15 May 12
not really... i'm not into recording stuffs about what i've read on a book nor do i make a comment about it.. i just read then re-read then move on to another book.. :)
• United States
15 May 12
Well, no not usually. If I've been reading something that brought up a good point I might mull over it in my diary for awhile or re-visit the thought long after I've put the book away and write about how I feel about it. But other than that, no I typically don't write too much about the books that I read. I sometimes review books for my blog or for friends, but I actually don't like writing reviews either. I think I don't like giving my opinion, probably because I don't take the opinions of others very well and I don't want them to take mine.