Monday, 30 March 2009

Musing Monday


Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about recording your reading…Do you keep track of what and/or how many books you read? How long have you been doing this? What's your favorite tracking method, and why?If you don't keep track, why not? (question courtesy of MizB)
Timely question. I actually found the notebook I used to record everything I read in when I was at school whilst I was going through some old stuff last week! I'd forgotten I used to do this. I was actually quite fastidious about it, writing down title, publisher, edition number and even ISBN number, as well as whether I liked it or not. It was even in alphabetical order! Think that must have come from growing up with a librarian as a mother and going to work with her during the school holidays.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep this up. I wish I had, but the diary stops when I went to uni. I do very similar now, although not as detailed, or organised! Its just a list of everything I've read with a few thoughts on each book. I started again when I was 30, so I'm missing 12 years of records. And this blog will serve as an archive of everything I've read, but it's not been going that long so it's not that comprehensive yet.

6 comments:

BooksPlease said...

I used to list books when I was at school too, but I've lost the list. I wish I had it.

Mary said...

The blog is the perfect place to keep track.

My MM is up.

Jenners said...

I wish I could go back in time to when I started reading and record every book I've read! And the 12 year gap sounds like a lot of books were "lost in the sands of time."

writemeg said...

My blog is my archive, too! I'm pretty detailed and obsessed with keeping all of my reading adventures up to date. :)

caite said...

you think a 12 year gap is bad?...I have decades and decades unrecorded.

Nise' said...

I've got my written lists somewhere and one of these days I will transfer it onto my spreadsheet!