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Re: Keeping track of books read

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@wilful, Yes, I keep track of books I have read but not as well as you do. Mainly because Excel and I never could get together, no matter how I tried it always baffled me and I have to say that I gave up on it several years ago.

I make a list under the author's name and list the books I have chosen to read and as I read them I go to the list and highlite the one I have finished reading.

I really like a variety of genres and jump around between, romance, thrillers/murder, drama and parapsychology/paranormal.

I have about 600 books on my newest Kindle Tablet and they are also on my previous Kindle which still works fine. I read every day, sometimes for just an hour and sometimes for most of the day.

I started borrowing books on my mother's library card before I was old enough to have my own. I read every Nancy Drew mystery and would check out several books at a time. My love for reading has never dwindled.

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Re: Keeping track of books read

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I'm 60 and have read books all my life. Gone With the Wind, eight times when I was still a child/teenager. Its like having an itch that I have to scratch. Now with a Kindle that I've had for years I sometimes have 2 or 3 books I'm reading. I have a Goodreads account but seldom update it. I just read. It's a great escape and learning experience. I enjoy historical fiction most. Just finished a memoir about the daughter of hoarders. If it captures my attention I read it. I have bought books only to find out I've already read it.  No big deal.

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Re: Keeping track of books read

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Since I've had a Kindle (5+ years), it keeps track of everything I read :-) Also, I joined Book Riots Book Challenge 2018, so I will be keeping a list of sorts for that. I read every day, my greatest past time since I've retired.  Goodreads.com also keeps track of what I want to read, what I am reading, and what I have read.  I usually write a review of everything I read, too.

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Re: Keeping track of books read

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It doesn't matter whether one keeps track of their reading on a spreadsheet, Word, scrap of paper, notebook, etc.  Nor - if they do none of these.  Nor, whether they read new, used, paper or Kindle or Nook.  What matters is that they do what works best for them, and they ARE READING.

 

You see - we are all different and are openly displaying our uniqueness here on these pages - while being drawn together by our great single commonality - A Love of Reading!

 

Keep on reading, my friends.

 

Smiley Happy

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Re: Keeping track of books read

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LOL, wow....I don't feel I have the time to record all the books I've read in 60+ years. I am an avid reader and I guess it's not that important to me, there are so many more things to do in a day.  

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My husband and I both record and review all the books we read.  We use Goodreads.com - very easy to set up an account and then you have bookshelves to place your Read, Want to read, Currently reading, etc.  Love it!  To date I have more than 1450 books on mine and my husband has over 800.  We have been doing this for several years. 

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Re: Keeping track of books read

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I have a blog to keep track of the books I have read, and use Amazon Affiliates

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I have used LibraryThing.com for many years.  You can just scan the barcode and all the info pops up. You can change the way the list is arranged, author, title, even cover. Read other reviews, suggestions.  They have author pages and give aways. On going clubs. But, too frequently I am in need of a new book and fail to check the site, then purchase another kindle copy of a book I already have.

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It was my seventh grade English teacher who had the whole class record all the books they read during the year.  I've kept it up ever since, just steno notebooks of the titles, but I'm almost up to 3000 books.  Now and then the list is useful to check if I've read a book or not.

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Yes I do keep track.  I began a word document with one line per book to help track lead character changes/relationships, etc. in series of titles.  My book list is now 85 pages and growing.  The titles are grouped alphabectically by author and include date published, 1 to 5 star rating (by me), lead characters and synopsis. I include unread titles by same author to help in future searches for a new book.  Each title still gets a single line. I also include rereleased titles with a reference back to their original release date/title. I use font changes (bold/Italic) to help track the non plot details (the lead character/relationship details I originally began tracking).

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