I’ve heard people talking about keeping reading journals. I get the general idea that the reader writes down every book s/he reads, and probably the author too, but exactly what other information do you put down in these journals? I probably won’t bother with things like the publisher and reprint number, unless the particular volume in question is something like “in the original Middle English” (which won’t happen, I can’t understand Middle English), or “Annotated by X” or “Translated by X”. Does each re-reading of the same book count as a separate entry, or do you go back to the original entry and note that you re-read the book? Do you have separate journals for fiction and nonfiction?
Please, tell me everything that you find useful in keeping a reading journal, and what you don’t.