Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

Do you have a commonplace book? Do you know what a commonplace book is?

Here's mine (I included a ruler in the picture for comparison's sake):

I think I bought it at a thrift store or some discount store. Anyway, I think it's pretty, even if it didn't cost me much to buy it.

What's in my commonplace book?
- Lists of the books I've read, starting in 2005
- Lists of my favorite songs
- random bits of randomness I've written down
- quotes that have caught my eye while reading

Traditionally, these type of books have been used for quotations, written in one's best handwriting, of course. Now, as my book is almost full (*Sob* I'm looking for another one exactly the same size), I'm going to share some of my favorite quotes with you on Thursdays.

The quote from my book for today:
Our aim in education is to give children vital interests in as many directions as possible. [...]Because the crying evil of the day is intellectual inanition. - Charlotte Mason
Hm, sounds like, despite my recent discussions of being expert / non expert, I turned out just fine, according to less of an authority than Miss Mason.

I have to say: that makes me feel a lot better. I hadn't thought about these quotes in awhile but the other night, in preparation for this post, I read through my book again. I laughed, I nodded my head (wisely, naturally), and I felt sobered up.

That's a commonplace book.


Vicky said...

A Commonplace book.....very interesting! I have never heard of such a thing, but it sounds like something I need to look into! How are your "items" organized in it? Does the notebook have dividers in it? Could you elaborate a little bit for me? THANKS!

Amy said...

Great idea to have all those little bits in one...common place!

Raye Ann said...

I think I need a commonplace book. It is such a great idea.

Raye Ann

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