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Hello Hello! How are you all?
Happy Sunday and Happy Valentine’s Day! I don’t have a romantic post for you today, but, I am back with a really quick post where I’ll show you the spreads in my bookish bullet journal for January!
January was a great reading month for me and I decided to go for a bit of a different set-up for the books read, ratings and favourite quotes of the month. I really like how these pages turned out, so keep on reading to see them all!
My January spreads
I always start out my monthly spreads with a little calendar for the month where I can write the posts I plan to write or maybe some bookish events that I know are coming up for that month! I have so many calendars and notes, but I need this one here too, just so I can keep on track! 😉 And although I don’t really like how the quote page turned out because I am awful at drawing anything, I do think that the quote was so cute, and I love me a bookish quote!
I changed up with TBR page as well and I still don’t think I’m 100% a fan of this double-spread, but it will have to do for now. As you can see, I kind of failed some of my TBR and January as there are lots of red arrows, oops. I was able to get through quite a few books though, and I enjoyed them all! I also took advantage of my pretty banners for my TBR Game and stuck the ones in that I picked for last month’s reading.
I think this might be my favourite page so far because I absolutely love how that pretty right-side page turned out. I actually messed up what I had planned and I had to improvise, so I added loads of paper and I think it turned out really nice, so much so, that I’m going to keep this kind of presentation page going for each month!
You know I love a tracker, and I had these monthly “pages read” spreads in my previous bullet journal and really liked the way they looked. This is a really easy way for me to see how much I read each day (if I can) and how many pages I read in the whole month. However, my maths was a bit funky because there was a difference of 134 pages between this page and my wrap-up page, ahah!
This is where I changed things up because starting this year, as soon as I finish a book, I write down in my bullet journal what book it is, add a picture of the cover and put my ASPECTS rating and favourite quote on the page. I didn’t have a very good way of doing this in my previous bullet journal, but I thought that Fiona’s bullet journal set up was marvellous and I took inspiration from her pages I’ve been in her photos – so thank you, Fiona!!
In these three pictures, you can see what books I read in January, what ratings I gave them and my favourite quote from each (apart from one because I was having so much fun reading it that I didn’t remember to note down quotes)!
On the last page of this picture, I mashed up a little wrap-up part and I did mess up the bottom a little bit and I’m not sure I like it, but it will do for now, until I figure out a better way to set this up!
Well, that was a short post but one that I enjoyed writing. I love my bullet journal and it is such a relaxing activity. I have a lot of pain in my day-to-day life because of my various conditions, as well as being very busy and getting frustrated over my health and amount of work I have, but my bullet journal is my little slice of happiness, so it’s a very happy activity for me.
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and although I am nowhere near as good as some amazing bullet journalers, I hope that my spreads will help you or give you inspiration if you are just starting out!
See you soon, stay safe,