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Sunday 28 July 2013

Friday Hop ~ Feature & Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop

How do you organise your books to be read?

This is a fantastic topic and I can't wait to read everyone's replies. I'm looking for an organising app of some sort to help me catalogue all my books, as I've bought several duplicates, so I'd love a system that will let me know what books I already own.

So far my only organisation tool is Goodreads and I organise books to be read by looking at my calendar, seeing what books I've got up for review, reading those first, along with other special events like Read-along and Bookclub reads and then after all that then my personal TBR pile.

Looking forward to everyone's response!

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Q. What do you do with your books after you're done reading them?

Firstly I'm glad I'm not the only one that refers to books as "them". I thought I was the only one LOL

Can you all believe I've got more unread books in my shelf than I do "read" books? I don't really know where my read books have gone because I do buy quite a lot, and I do have some on my shelf but I'm sure I've read a lot more books than what is on my shelf. So for the purpose of this exercise, my answer is...I keep the books if:-

  • It's part of a series 
  • It's a book that I plan to re-read
  • It's a beautiful classic, leather-bound kind of books that I MUST keep!
However, if it's not any of the above I will most likely donate to my local library or charity.

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guiltlessreader said...

Love GR but I use it just to keep track of what I've read, not for what needs to be read. I just have an ever growing of books in the TBR it's getting a little scary.

kipha said...

LoL "them" I call them that too from time to time, well, a lot. It has been difficult to organize which books to read first for a while now. And like you said, I think I might have more to-read books too than read books. Which makes it even more difficult to choose which book to read first! LOL

Elizabeth said...

GREAT idea for organizing...whatever works for each person. I like the calendar idea...that may be easier.

I now use an Excel spreadsheet to keep my books in the order I need to read them.

Stop by for my full, organized answer if you like. :)

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Maria Behar said...

Hi, Angelica!

Gee, it sounds like you're much more organized than I am! Lol. I do have TBR shelves on Goodreads and Shelfari, but that's no guarantee I'll read the books on those lists in any type of order. Besides, I don't even own most of those books (yet!)

You have an interesting answer about what to do with books once you've read them. I donate them, too -- but only if I don't like them at all. In other words, if I HATE them, and never want to see them again. That doesn't happen too often, but it DOES happen.

I can't donate or give away a book if I LOVE it. It's mine forever!! It's my treasure, and I will never be able to part with it!

Thanks for sharing!! : )

Vonnie said...

Good luck in trying to figure a more organized way in keeping your books. And yes, I do believe you have more unread books on your shelves then read. I'm in the same boat.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Kate said...

I've just really started using GoodReads to help organize my books, but I have a hard time sticking to it. I like to just have them lined up on a shelf. :-)

Unknown said...

Goodreads is definitely a fantastic tool. And an app to keep track of your books is great too. I use a spreadsheet for all of my unread books, but an app to keep track of the books I own and have read would really be useful. Especially since I lend my books to people all the time.

Thanks for stopping by my BBH! I hope you find the inspiration you're looking for to organize your books.

Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

кєяo said...

Thanks for stopping by blog. Goodreads has been a really big help to me too. I have also made lots of blogger friends because of Goodreads.

NV said...

I never thought of getting a book organizing app! That could be a really cool tool. (IF I would keep up with it).
I tend to think tangibly. What if you used a rolodex in a different way - adding a card for every book, then you would see the doubles right there and you could have everything alphabetical.

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