Thursday, December 6, 2012
Booking Through Thursday - Records
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This week's question...
Do you keep a list of the books you’ve read? How? In a journal? Through one of the online services? If so, WHY? To keep good records for future reference? To make sure you don’t accidentally reread? If not, why not? Too eager to move on to the next book? Too lazy? Never thought to bother?
Yes, I've done it for years way before I was ever online. I keep track for two reasons - one is to make sure if I've already read something (you know how sometimes you'll start reading something and suddenly realize you already read it? This way, I'd know for sure.) and the other is to see how many books I've read in a year. I always liked to have an idea. Also, I give them my own personal ratings so I can keep track of authors, genres, specific books that I've liked or hated in the past. It helps me know what to stay away from or maybe even to look for.
How do I keep track? I have a notebook that I hand write everything I read in. I've kept this for years. I just write the titles, authors, date read and give it my own rating. I used to keep a database in Excel which was almost like a bible for me, but that got corrupted before I could save it and it was too much work to restore. I figured I would be better off spending that time on reading and not fixing a database. I do keep track on my blog, Shelfari and Goodreads too. I think Goodreads is probably my most accurate online service. I don't always update my Shelfari.
So, how about you?