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How many books did you read in 2008?

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Post by diamondlil » Tue January 27th, 2009, 3:07 am

I have my blog and I also use a couple of spreadsheets.
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Post by Ash » Tue January 27th, 2009, 1:44 pm

I have kept track of books in journals since HS (and how I wish I still had those old ones, tossed when I was moving to college). Its just a list of titles, authors and rating 1-5 (1 = couldn't finish, 5=classic level). I used to write summaries and thoughts, but I have gotten way too lazy....

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue January 27th, 2009, 6:23 pm

I wish I had put the names of the books I was reading when I kept diaries as a teenager. I was more interested in naming the movies I had seen :P I just use notepad to list the names of the books, authors or editors and when I finished the book.

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Post by gyrehead » Tue January 27th, 2009, 9:43 pm

I have a calendar / diary I created a few years back just using Word. I make an entry when I start the book and when I finish it.

I also have a catologing program to file all my books. I can and do categorize by title, series, author, format, status (read or unread), page count, publication year, location (I have shelves scattered through the house and it can be hard to find books otherwise that I haven't read in years; as well I can track any rare loans I give out). Problem is the program is a beta one and while I can put in these categorizations I can't change back and forth the listing by categorization. For instance I can pull up my library by title or author. But I can't then pull it up by publication year. Or format. Or series. Something I hope to work on because publication date is something I tend to pay close attention to and I would like to utilize that within my library to add a forthcoming catgory that calendars itself by release date and then can re-filed in the same entry once it is acquired.

So yeah. I keep track.

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Post by Alaric » Thu January 29th, 2009, 7:41 am

I use my blog and this forum from when I started counting, in 2008, and then just went by a rough memory guess for before that.

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Post by tsjmom » Wed February 25th, 2009, 2:51 am

Last year was the most I've read in a long time due to kids getting older and depression.

My total was 44.

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Post by Nefret » Wed February 25th, 2009, 3:35 am

I usually keep a book list. Last year I was bad at it. But I think I read around 50 or so books.

Will try to keep better track this year.

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Post by diamondlil » Wed February 25th, 2009, 5:26 am

Nefret, you might like to check out the Member Reading list section of the forum as a way of keeping track.
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