Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blank Books

I've always been drawn to blank books--you know, the pretty journal-type books you see in bookstores. They come in a wide variety of colors and designs, and the ones intended for writing purposes usually have lined pages. I'm partial to the ones with fabric or cloth covers, which were the first ones I ever started buying. It was hard to choose just one, so I would think about possible uses and then buy at least two.

Blank books are good for many things. You can keep one as a type of diary or journal in which to write your thoughts as they come to you. You can have one to keep track of expenses, another for lists of books you have read or want to read, and another for article topics, to name just a few ideas. They're large enough to be useful but small enough to fit inside all but the smallest purses as well as tote bags, briefcases, backpacks, and diaper bags.

When trying to come up with a name for this blog, I rejected a few ideas before Ellie's Blank Book came to me. Thinking it over, it just seemed right.