Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about recording your reading…
Do you keep track of what and/or how many books you read? How long have you been doing this? What's your favorite tracking method, and why?If you don't keep track, why not? (question courtesy of MizB)
Short answer: Yes! Now, for the long answer:
I started keeping track of my books in 2002 on Bibliophil. At that time, I noted the date read and rated the books on a 1-5 scale (3 = good, 4 = great, 5 = excellent). In 2006, I started this blog and over the years have added many sites that I track my books. The following links go directly to my book lists:
- All Consuming
- List of Bests:
- Book Group Online
- Note: my catalog on LibraryThing is a mix of books I've read, books to be read, and books I want.
- Books Well Read
- Ning Bookshelf
- Google Books
- Visual Bookshelf
- Books I've Read
- Livejournal: Perusing Books
- Readerville - you may have to be a member to view these pages.
You'll notice that I simply copy/paste my comments from the blog onto these sites, so I tend to do my blog comments first and then over time update the other sites. I keep track on a spreadsheet.
Finally, I keep a running list in a hardcover book journal.