commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Everything everyone reads on the subway always seems interesting to me; I always want to be reading it over their shoulders.
Mary Gordon, “Journal: Manhattan/New Paltz Winter 2000,” The American Scholar, Spring 2000, p. 135.