When I was kid (about 10 or 11) I used to write down all the good words I found in books in a notebook. It was writen mostly in sparkly purple gel pen and I used it to help me get interesting words into my high school essays (very sucessfully I might add). I found it when I redecorated my room a few weeks a go and I decided to make a new one. I used this make your own notebook tutorial. The binding bit actually worked really well.