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Treasured Social Butterfly
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Re: Keeping track of books read

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wilful wrote:

Does anyone else keep track of the books they have read.  I do.

 

At age 5, in the first grade, I read poorly, so my one year older sister took me under her wing during summer vacation and taught me how to read.  After I learned - I loved this new tool/pleasure.  From then, thru eight grade - I spent much of my non-working time reading.  Our school covered grades 1 thru 8 and I devoured a goodly amount of the books in the school library.  After becoming a teen - the volume of my reading dropped precipitously and didn't resume until decades later when I retired.  

 

I have 16 Excel spreadsheets - each for a different author.  Mostly fiction/mystery stories.  All in chronological order.  When I come across a new(for me) author - I make up a spreadsheet with all of her works and start with her first one and mark it "read"(after reading it) before going to the next one.

 

I do all the reading on the Kindle.  I really appreciate the adjustable font and small (slip into my pocket) size.  I donated many hundreds of my old paper books to libraries, vets, etc.  

 

My favorite author is Stephen White.  Sadly, I think his illness is preventing him from writing any more books.

 

Am always open to suggestions of authors or books.  Not sure, but I think it was here that the wonderful book "The Book Thief" was suggested.   Smiley Happy


@wilful  Yes but in a hand written journal.  

 The Book Thief was wonderful!

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Super Social Butterfly
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Wow, that's great!  

 

I keep a list, but nowhere near as comprehensive as yours.  On goodreads.   I added a bunch of my favorite books, and then I plug in everyone that I read now.  

 

What kind of books do you like?  Mostly fiction?   

 

Have you read Interpreter of Maladies?  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5439.Interpreter_of_Maladies

 

The Passage?   If you like out-there fiction....it's a trilogy, which is great if you like the first one.  Smiley Happy

 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6690798-the-passage

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6690798-the-passage

 

The Space Between Us

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/218357.The_Space_Between_Us

 

See You In the Cosmos   (Young Adult Fiction, but it's great).

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33282947-see-you-in-the-cosmos

 

Boys in the Boat is non-fiction.   It's amazing. 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16158542-the-boys-in-the-boat?from_search=true

Regular Social Butterfly
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Registered: ‎02-22-2011

Keeping track of books read

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Does anyone else keep track of the books they have read.  I do.

 

At age 5, in the first grade, I read poorly, so my one year older sister took me under her wing during summer vacation and taught me how to read.  After I learned - I loved this new tool/pleasure.  From then, thru eight grade - I spent much of my non-working time reading.  Our school covered grades 1 thru 8 and I devoured a goodly amount of the books in the school library.  After becoming a teen - the volume of my reading dropped precipitously and didn't resume until decades later when I retired.  

 

I have 16 Excel spreadsheets - each for a different author.  Mostly fiction/mystery stories.  All in chronological order.  When I come across a new(for me) author - I make up a spreadsheet with all of her works and start with her first one and mark it "read"(after reading it) before going to the next one.

 

I do all the reading on the Kindle.  I really appreciate the adjustable font and small (slip into my pocket) size.  I donated many hundreds of my old paper books to libraries, vets, etc.  

 

My favorite author is Stephen White.  Sadly, I think his illness is preventing him from writing any more books.

 

Am always open to suggestions of authors or books.  Not sure, but I think it was here that the wonderful book "The Book Thief" was suggested.   Smiley Happy