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Re: Keeping track of books read

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I sure do--it helps me to NOT buy books I've already read at my favorite used book store.  I call it my Book Book.  When I buy an author I've never read (used paperback) I pull out the "Other Books By) and tape it (in alphabetical order) in my Book Book.  Then I can just check books off as I read them.  I keep it in my car, handy so it I happen by a book store or library I won't be without it.

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I'm right there with you rockaria.  That's happened to me too several times.

Who do you read?  I like Nevada Barr, Sue Grafton, JA Jance, Nora Roberts ... and many more.

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I love to read!  I've been keeping a reading log since 2010.  I include the title, author and date I finished reading.  It's really come in handy, as I read so many books, I can't always remember what I have or haven't read.  A friend recently mentioned a title to me that I might be interested in.  It sounded vaguely familiar, so I checked my log & saw that I'd read it a couple of years ago.

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Great topic!  I never liked to read when I was young.  Then one day I was talking to this guy in a chatroom and he asked me if I had ever read "Nevada Barr".   I said no ... went out and bought the first book in her series ... and the rest is history.  I have a nice journal that a friend gave me years ago.  I've been writing down every book I read since 2005 and the total is 735.  The only thing I regret is sometimes when I get a book from the library there's a little "L" written on the corner of the inside cover page.  My mom used to do that so my dad wouldn't keep getting her the same book when he went to the library.  There were so many times she said to me ... "you'd love this book".   But I wasn't interested.  Now I regret that.   Hope we can keep this topic going.  Lots to talk about.

 

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Yes I keep track on my iphone/mac using Notes and my Public Library keeps track of what I have checked out/read. 

 

I enjoyed:   In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvaarez a non fiction book 

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I am lost without a book with me! I have a different one in living room,bathroom and my car. My cleaning lady doesn't understand how I can keep the stories straight. Lol it is easy when you are an avid reader. 

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I also use Overdrive to search for new books and of course my local Library. As a retired Media Specialist for grades 6-12, I wanted to keep track of books I borrowed to read and the books (print and ebook) that I own. I have used two computer/iPad/iPhone programs to catalog my reading. The first program was Book Crawler and I am no longer using. The program I use now is Book Connect. There are different versions of the program and it is not free. I can sort, mark as read, mark as owned, see the cover and rate the book. I can always see my information on my iPhone, iPad, MacBook or Windows PC wherever I happen to be. I use a Kindle (I have 2) or my phone to do most of my ebook reading.
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There is an application called Overdrive where you can download books from your local library and the app will keep track of the books you have already downloaded.  Instead of a book, I carry an IPad mini in my purse and always have it handy to read.  Love the new technology.

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kvincent1973 wrote:

I do as well.  Because I am a voracious reader, I hate it when I open a book and realize within the first three or four pages that I have read it before!  I keep saying that I am going to scan all of my reading journals into a computer document, but, alas, I have yet to do so!


Glad to see I am not the only one.. yes I should definitely put my list on the computer so I can organize it..  but so far no problems..  

My grandmother was a reader and she introduced me and I am never found without a book in my carry bag.  It means that I get a lot less aggrevated waiting in various places and commuting, because I have my book with me. LOL

 

What are you currently reading?

 

That feeling when you get a few pages in and it starts sounding familiar is a killer LOL

 

 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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I do as well.  Because I am a voracious reader, I hate it when I open a book and realize within the first three or four pages that I have read it before!  I keep saying that I am going to scan all of my reading journals into a computer document, but, alas, I have yet to do so!

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