I have made a lot of reading journal spreads that I’m proud of, but I think my March 2022 reading journal is my favorite so far. I wanted to really capture my love of vintage books and reading in this one. And I think it turned out great.
I went with a different approach this month. I wanted the pages to look like vintage book pages, so I found some on Etsy. They were easy to print off and there were a ton of different options. Then I took some sketch paper and created the heading and text boxes. It was a very simple approach, hahaha. Basically, I just ripped it until it looked right. Then I used my stamp set to do the heading. It added to the vintage print feel.
I don’t have a big tbr this month and that left a lot of blank space on that page. So I decided to use some of my stickers out of my Bibliophilia Sticker Book. They were perfect for this project, so I used them throughout the entire spread.
How perfect is the sticker on my review page? I thought it fit in so well. My list of review books is growing, and I’m so excited to get to them.
Normally, when I do these posts, my bought page isn’t already filled out, but I bought The Bone Shard Emperor on the very first day of March. This page ended up having an odd shape, so I’m having squeeze my writing in to be sure I have enough room. I like the way it looks, but I didn’t think about practicality when I made that text box.
I also normally don’t have a book filled out on the read page, but I finished this one on the first day of March. I like to think I’m ahead of the game, but I’m still in a bit of a reading slump.
Lastly, my wrap up page. It’s still the same heading as always. And I used my Tombow brush pens to fill out the pages. I know I need to branch out, but they’re just so good. And I also love this sticker with a quote from The Picture of Dorian Grey. It says, “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” And that is how I feel about banned books.
While I was doing this post, I realized I forgot to add my dnfed page and my favorite page. I need to add those to it today, because I’ve already dnfed a book this month. But other than that, this wraps up my March 2022 reading journal. I had a ton of fun making this one.