Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Comonplace Book

On the last day of my English class this semester my teacher told us about the neatest thing! It is called a commonplace book. We had been talking about keeping different kinds of journals and she educated us about this book.

As it turns out, sometime in history, men used to carry around these little black books in their pockets. They were called commonplace books. Whenever they were in the 'commonplace' and they heard something notable of interest (a quote, joke, anecdote, etc...) they would write it down in their little black book.

Now this idea fascinates me! There are so many things I hear everyday in the 'commonplace' that are notable and I think to myself, "Wow! I really like that, I want to remember that ___!" But I can never seem to remember! So today I have decided that I am going to go to Barnes and Noble and buy myself my own commonplace book to keep in my purse! Or course it will probably be pink or something else girly, but it is the same idea!

2 comments:

said...

What a great idea! Of course you should have a pink one. <3

mamasteph said...

Fantastic idea! Sometimes I see things when I'm out and about and have to rummage around for a piece of paper to write on. This is a much better idea! :)