logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Orchid, bonding99, davidearly, SusieGG, OSTSEE
58341 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,289
Posts846,574
Members58,341
Most Online410
Feb 3rd, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Sponsor
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#292596 - 02/14/07 03:48 PM Do you keep a reading list?  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
LML Offline
BellaOnline Editor
LML  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
PA, USA
I've decided to keep lists of both books I've read and books I own but still need to read. Once too often I've checked a book out of the library only to realize I've already read it or have it sitting on my bookshelf!

Does anyone keep a list like this?

#292615 - 02/14/07 05:42 PM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: LML]  
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 589
MB2345 Offline
Gecko
MB2345  Offline
Gecko

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 589
Most definitely! In the past, I entered it by hand onto my PC into Excell which is sort of primitive. I organized it alphabetically by author into an Allbooks list with columns I could sort by, including subject category. Then I had separate category lists that I would have to cross-reference to the Allbooks list and keep updated by hand since I didn't know how to link them!

As I've said, it was primitive. I really should have used a database. My list numbered 3,000 at its zenith, about 60% of which I had actually read! Then I gave away most of it, trimming way way back to the 200 very best. (Book collecting can get completely out of control if you let it!)

There are wands available now that you can use to scan in the barcodes of books, and then display them by every possible variable in a database. That's probably the best way to do it now! Have you ever tried this? I'd be curious to hear about it.

#292983 - 02/16/07 03:50 PM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: MB2345]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
LML Offline
BellaOnline Editor
LML  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
PA, USA
I'll probably use Excell too, since I have no clue how to make a database. I'll bet I could find something online to use.

#294463 - 02/23/07 02:18 PM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: LML]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
LML Offline
BellaOnline Editor
LML  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
PA, USA
I found a free program at Spacejock. It's called BookDB and it looks to be pretty comprehensive. In fact, my hubby was going to show it to our very small local library since they have yet to go digital with their catalog (Yes, they still have a card catalog!). He takes care of their computers and he said the program they were looking to buy cost a few thousand dollars, so this would be great for them.

I also downloaded a program called Sonar there that's to help writers track submissions. And I realized one of my fiction writer friends uses their YWriter for her work.

#366810 - 01/16/08 02:23 AM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: LML]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 138
decided Offline
Jellyfish
decided  Offline
Jellyfish

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 138
Christchurch, New Zealand
I started to keep a list of the books I am reading, have read and want to read at www.goodreads.com. It's quite quick and easy to use. I update it through my Facebook profile normally.

You can share the list with your friends, and it gives you suggestions based on what they liked. :o)


My maternal clock must be digital - because there's certainly no ticking!
#367208 - 01/17/08 03:39 PM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: decided]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
LML Offline
BellaOnline Editor
LML  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 559
PA, USA
Looks like a neat site! I'll have to do a little exploring there.

#916154 - 12/08/16 03:25 PM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: LML]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 15,048
Nancy Roussy Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Nancy Roussy  Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 15,048
Grand-M├ętis, Quebec, Canada
I have a list of books I want to read.

#916161 - 12/09/16 06:20 AM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: LML]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,794
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Susan Helene Kramer  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,794
The Netherlands
I keep a list of books I've read and want to read going back 2 years ...

#916165 - 12/09/16 08:31 AM Re: Do you keep a reading list? [Re: LML]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 902
Peter - Wine Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Peter - Wine  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 902
My 'to read list' are the free samples and downloaded books on my Kindle.

Once read they're moved in a 'Read in 20XX' folder.

For online databases to manage your books the original is surely LibraryThing.com


Peter F May, Wine Editor
Wine Website
WineForum
My Book

Moderated by  SF/FBooks Evelyn 

Brand New Posts
What Is a Galaxy?
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/23/18 12:02 PM
The Last Short Story You Read?
by Michelle - Short Stories. Short Stories
02/23/18 11:20 AM
Flash Fiction
by Michelle - Short Stories. Short Stories
02/23/18 11:19 AM
What Are Your Favorite Genres of Short Stories?
by Michelle - Short Stories. Short Stories
02/23/18 11:16 AM
Once Upon An Alphabet Book Review
by Michelle - Short Stories. Short Stories
02/23/18 11:12 AM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/23/18 06:51 AM
Turning Your Hobby Into Profits
by Farjana_Environment_Ed. Small Office/Home Office
02/23/18 06:31 AM
Who wants to work from home?
by Farjana_Environment_Ed. Small Office/Home Office
02/23/18 06:10 AM
Lent 2018
by Angie. Catholicism
02/23/18 01:57 AM
Copernicus says the Sun is at the center
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/22/18 11:24 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Mona - Astronomy, Michelle - Short Stories), 73 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 1.098s Queries: 14 (0.009s) Memory: 2.0457 MB (Peak: 2.1619 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-02-23 14:06:25 UTC