Sunday, January 1, 2012

First Blog Post in 2012 and a Contest

Hey everyone! I am sitting here at my table at 12:45 AM on 1/1/12 thinking about all the things I want to do in the coming year. Get in shape, spend more time with my kids, clean out the house and get rid of stuff I don't need, etc. The list goes on and on including me wanting to keep better track of the books I read.

For a good year I recorded every single book I read with a spreadsheet. It was nice cause I always knew if I had read a book or not and what the next book in the series was and when it was going to be released. Well, I stopped doing it and then got so far behind that there is absolutely no way that I could get caught up now. Do you keep track of the books you read? How do you do it? By when read? Author? Month? Give me some ideas on how to keep track better. 

One commenter will win a $5 Amazon gift card. Be sure to comment on the blog post and fill out the below entry form for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen on Sunday 1/7/12 and posted on Monday 1/8/11.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the contest
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I already started on the de-cluttering, got rid of a box of old Christmas decorations.
    I used to have a spreadsheet of my books alpha by author but I've let it go, maybe I'll start on it again.

  3. I keep track on GoodReads. If that site was to ever go down I wouldn't know what to do. What I plan on doing different this year is to also save my reviews on word documents and start a folder for them in my external hard drive. Just in case all that work is safe.

    Thanks for the contest!


  4. I haven't even taken down my christmas decorations yet. lol

  5. My resolution this year is to log all my books read in Goodreads. My goal is 100.

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com

  6. I use an excel spreadsheet by author's name for all the books that I've ordered or won. Then I rate the books as I go.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  7. I use goodreads to store all of my reviews, ratings, etc. Plus I can keep track of what the next book is on a wishlist and list it as a to-buy or already have, etc. You can also see what others thought about a particular book in case you're on the fence about buying it. It's a really handy site and since it's online, you take it everywhere with you. I love it!

  8. i never record which one i finished, which one i left unfinished. because usually i read more than one book at one time, that's why i never make any notes :D

  9. I try.. It just doesnt always work. I always find a dinffernt book i would like to read, then i get my self lost. Now last year i did a few rereads to series so i could read the new books to them. Happy New Year!!!!

  10. I use check in services like Get Glue, or even Good reads to track and review my books. I can go back and review what I have read at anytime.

  11. I have a document numbered with author, title, something I cooked up for monthly reads for JohannaLindsey set since we do monthly reads. Sometimes I forget to update them.

  12. I have a spread sheet I finally started last year.. It was more to keep track of what I wanted to order and when they were due out but then it grew.. I love it.. it's fun and while I didn't bother to past date it, all my newer stuff is on there. Spreadsheets are so fun

  13. I dont keep track. I probably should. It would help! lol Thank you!

  14. I use a spreadsheet, & sort by author name. I log the book title, author format (ebook, printed - so I know where to look for the book), purchase date, read date. Otherwise I'd worry that I might end up buying multiple copies of a book, in various formats no less!

    I can sort, filter n search using the s/sheet so it works well for me.

  15. I don't track my books or authors, and I've been known to start reading a book and find out I've read it before. I usually just rely on my memory, though.

  16. And we have a winner!!!

    Congrat to Jess for winning the $5 Amazon gift card.

    Thanks everyone for the ideas. I am noticing a goodreads trend. I think I will just have to get caught up with that.


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