Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Goodreads?

Stephanie

Goodreads

I think I finally found a good way to keep track of the books I’ve read, and find more of what I’d like to read. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon the Goodreads site, but I’m glad I did. The other day, I spent several hours importing various lists I’d kept of the books I’ve read over the last 6 years or so. I like that you can set up different “shelves” for the different topics in your collection, add reviews, and discuss in book groups. One of my favorite discoveries was of the various user created topical lists. I had a blast finding finding that there was a plethora of “Time Travel Fiction” books I didn’t even know about. I’m still pretty new to the site, but if you would like to add me as a friend, I can be found at http://www.goodreads.com/biffybeans.

Do you use any kind of book management software or applications to keep track of what you have read? Or do you prefer to keep track of your collection via pen & paper? I find I’m better at keeping historical lists (“Things I did in 2010”) than ongoing lists such as “currently reading” or “to read” etc. I’m a chronic re-copier and I’d spend more time copying & re-copying my book lists that I wouldn’t get any reading done. LOL!


8 thoughts on “Goodreads?

  1. I do use a similar website. In shopping around for such “bookshelf” type sites, I found I vastly prefer LibraryThing because it allows other users to see my shelf, and anything I want to let them see, without having to sign in.

  2. I do use a similar website. In shopping around for such “bookshelf” type sites, I found I vastly prefer LibraryThing because it allows other users to see my shelf, and anything I want to let them see, without having to sign in.

  3. I’ve played with a few different things – both high-tech and low-tech. I’ve had intermittent luck with each thing I’ve tried, but I like some of the features on goodreads – such as keeping track of reading stats.

    That being said, I’ve also started experimented with taking handwritten notes with some of my reading using (you guessed it) sheets from Rhodia pads. The idea is to have one sheet per page (approximately) that I jot notes on and tuck into the book. This has more to do with research notes than tracking overall reading.

    I also do some reflecting on what I read in a large Rhodia Webbie.

  4. I’ve played with a few different things – both high-tech and low-tech. I’ve had intermittent luck with each thing I’ve tried, but I like some of the features on goodreads – such as keeping track of reading stats.

    That being said, I’ve also started experimented with taking handwritten notes with some of my reading using (you guessed it) sheets from Rhodia pads. The idea is to have one sheet per page (approximately) that I jot notes on and tuck into the book. This has more to do with research notes than tracking overall reading.

    I also do some reflecting on what I read in a large Rhodia Webbie.

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