Monday, 30 March 2009

Musing Mondays.


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)


My answer ---
This is very topical for me right now as I bought a notebook and began recording just last week. This is a very simple book, but I jot down the title, author, date finished and my opinion.
I started this a couple of years ago,recording on the computer but unfortunately I didn't continue. However since I started blogging I've realised that to list my reading is a good habit. I began by keeping a list on the blog , but you can't keep a blog in your pocket. A mobile list is more convenient as I also record books and authors I may like to borrow /buy. Blogging has introduced me to so many new books ,my trips to the library/bookshop are frequent.
More ideas can be found here.

6 comments:

Jenny Girl said...

I have some papers that I carry with that contain my TBR, you know, just in case I come across a random book store or library ;)

Mary said...

My pocket journal is no larger than my hand so it fits in almost any handbag. I always take it to a bookstore or library - can't always rely on my memory.

Vintage Reading said...

Hi, yes I've kept a reading journal since 2005. Just a Paperchase notebook full of what I read and when I read it with a tbr list at the back. For more extended thoughts and quotes I keep a monthly diary. I love to go back and see what I was reading, say, this time three years ago - invariably it's Jane Austen or a book about Jane Austen!

caite said...

My handwriting is so bad, I could never keep a notebook. Library Thing it is for me...it brought order to my book and made me very happy.

Charli and me said...

I have never kept a list of the books I've read but it does sound like a good ides. I agree that blogging has introduced me to a lot of different authors and books. I hope your week is going well.

Jenners said...

I agree ... carrying a list in a form you can check at the library or book store is essential!