How do you manage your books? I’m talking keeping track of your wish list, your TBR piles, books you’ve read etc.
Do you rely on GoodReads?
Or are you a little more .. dare I say … ‘specific’ and keep a spreadsheet?
I have been putting together a spreadsheet over the past couple of days to try to get back in control of my books. My physical TBR pule is approx. 125 or so books and that is OK, but the number of eBooks I have is out of control!
In the past I have snatched books up because they were free without paying much attention to whether they were the first in a series or not, whether I actually wanted to read them or even if I had already got them! I think if I was going to continue to keep reading as a bit of a hobby that I did now and again, it wouldn’t be such an issue, but as I want to read more and make a good blog out of it, I think I need to be a little more structured!
I have gone through and deleted all the books I have that are part of a series where I don’t have or haven’t read the first in the series; I have also gotten rid of anything that contains erotica and/or vampires (two things I have gone off massively of late) and then concentrated on trying to get rid of duplicated that I had between Kindle, Nook, iBooks and elsewhere!
I think I managed to get of about 500 books .. which is great, but I’m ashamed that I needed to get rid of that many!
If you would like to have a look at my sheets, please do!