I have started a bullet journal ๐Ÿ““

Hello there! Today I thought I would talk about and show my new bullet journal. I have always wanted to have one, but never knew how to get started or what to do with it. After watching some bookish bullet journal videos on YouTube, I kind of figured out some sort of idea on how to structure mine. Of course, things may change month to month but hey that’s fine by me. So without further ado, let’s get started!

I decided on using the Leuchtturm 1917 dotted journal in Berry. I haven’t put my name in it yet, but I did write the month and year in it so I know when I started it.

I really like the table of contents pages plus I like the fact the pages are numbered. I also like the dual ribbons. I keep one on my table of contents and the other is on my current page.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a cover page, so I just went with my blog name in my favorite color and some reading stickers.

I am a proud Slytherin so I had to showcase that lol I also am tracking TV shows, movies, and book series.

This is a year long reading challenge that I am participating in. I didn’t write in the prompts. Once I read a book that fits the prompt, I fill in it. It’s 52 in all and I currently stand at 21/52.

The next page is blog related, but I kind of wanted to keep it to myself so that’s why I’m not showing it. This page, however, is all the books I need to read and review. They are either from Netgalley, BookSirens, or the author themselves. I’m not a big blogger yet so I can’t request popular titles. So I go for ones that interest me and hopefully in turn I can bring that author new readers with my review.

My September title page. I’m still thinking of adding stickers or something but maybe not. The Potions classroom stickers come from the Potions Master planner kit from AMelancholyMoose on Etsy. (The reading stickers and Snape sticker shown earlier also came from this kit.) Plus it’s back to school time for Hogwarts students so I went with a green theme for Mr. Potter’s eyes…and also because I’m a Slytherin lol

The next page was just my calendar for September. This here however is my TBR page for the month. I have the Tiny Decisions app, so what I did was make wheels for each category you see here, and then spin them to see which book I have to read for this month. My reread and TBR Jar picks aren’t apart of that. Of course I chose Splintered as my reread because I want to annotate the series this go around.

My Book Haul page (which will have its first two books added today when they arrive) and my Bookopoly Rolls page for the book club I just recently joined (We Be Book’n) I will hopefully update more on Bookopoly towards the end of the month as part of my wrap up.

Readathon #1 that I’m taking part in is Hogwarts House Battles. I failed at the Newts (and all other readathons last month), so I’m doing things different this time around. I’m just going to read and then decide after the fact what prompt the book fits for. So much less stress on myself. Same goes for the next readathon I’m about to show.

This is all I have so far in my bullet journal. I was going to do a New Releases page, but I haven’t read many of the series that have sequels or later books in the series coming out so I figured I would save that page until next year.

Do any of you have a reading journal or bullet journal? Any tips you can spare for a newbie? Especially when it comes to supplies. Hope you all have a great day!! ๐Ÿ’š

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8 thoughts on “I have started a bullet journal ๐Ÿ““

  1. Hey I have that exact same journal! XD But I use it specifically for book-related stuff. Stickers and washi tape are fun, but I like to go on Pinterest for ideas and just copy designs/themes from there so I can practice my drawing skills. XD I have markers and glitter pens which add a lot of color so that’s fun. If you have a craft store nearby you can find inspiration in there for things to use. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. That looks like so much fun! My brain doesn’t work in a way that makes bullet journals practical for me to use, but I love seeing how other people use theirs to organize! And there IS something satisfying about having a space to physically cross things off. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I had to have a place where I could write out things I needed. Iโ€™m a visual person so I need to see what I want to accomplish so I feel like Iโ€™m making progress. Otherwise I would be stressed ๐Ÿ˜ฉ no one needs that lol

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  3. Ahh, so exciting !! Also, we own the same Bullet – ahah ! Kind of wierd to see it without my square sticker on the front ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Wow! I love how full yours is ! So many things to track .. I only have 2 “yearly” pages, and then 3 different pages each month with my weeklies.. I’ve been kind of looking for adding more pages but im not sure what else i’d need (and well.. IF I’d even use them.. ahaha)

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    1. I kind of knew I wouldnโ€™t really use the weekly spreads and things like that because I donโ€™t have anything to plan really (trying to get into planning though so I can have that skill down once I do have things to schedule and whatnot). Thatโ€™s why I made a bookish one because Iโ€™m always in some group or readathon or things like that.

      Also Iโ€™ve been wondering what I could put on the front lol I love the color but it needs some sort of sticker or something. I will figure it out ๐Ÿ’š

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      1. I personally put some big zelda sticker on mine!
        See, the way I use my weekly instead of the planning (as I don’t have much of that either..) is more like a journal .. I put when I planned and scheduled my posts, did anything “major” on the blog, or what I bought … and a resume of what I did at work and etc. so that way it gives me a purpose to write in it. And I can also go back after it’s done and remember when i’d done X or Y thing.

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