Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Thingers: Keeping track of TBRs

Wendi at Wendi's Book Corner asks today: How do you get your books for reviewing? Do you track them somehow (excel, database, etc), or just put them in a tbr (To Be Read) pile?

I review each and every book I read. And even the ones I start and can't finish. So the easy answer is I get books from all over - the library, recommendations from other bloggers, friends, Amazon, etc. I am not a big book buyer and am a big library fan. Thus most of my books 'come' from there (and hopefully are returned in a timely manner - but not always).

As a blogger I've also received quite a few books from publishers and authors. That's definitely fun. Especially when it turns out to be a very good author and I go back to read their older novels.

All the books I physically have to read next, both from the library and sent to me, are in a basket. The basket is currently homeless at the moment but will find a home in one of the rooms on the main floor soon. So when I'm ready to start a new book, the basket is where I head. I usually end up putting the one's I've read in there too until time to get rid of them. Easy to keep track of it all.

I also have starting keeping track of my tbr books that are recommended by other bloggers and such via my LibraryThing account. I add them to my library and tag them as tbr so I can search through them when needed.

Where do you keep track of the books you have to read?

Check out other answers at Wendi's Book Corner.


Lenore said...

I have a basket that is full of all the magazines I have to read. My amazon wishlist is full of books I've seen on other's blogs.

Anonymous said...

I get books from all over too. I use a spreadsheet to keep track of my books.

Meghan said...

I like the basket idea! I just have a pile, but that would make it a bit of decoration as well.

- Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

Scrap girl said...

I have a box by my bed which is full of books to read. Anyone new ones I hear about I keep in a notebook. At the moment my notebook has a list of 81 books to read!

Melissa said...

I review everything I read so my books come from all over too.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

OMG, I WISH my TBR fit into a cute basket like that!

Shana said...

I hope your basket finds a home soon, Michele!

I did use an Excel spreadsheet but I haven't updated it for a while!


Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

What a beautiful basket Michele! And it looks like you've got quite a nice collection of books in it.

You know, since becoming a blogger, I've also been contacted and accepted some books I wouldn't normally read, and it really is fun to go back and read the author's earlier books - I've been exposed to some great books I wouldn't otherwise have picked up.

Thanks for participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week - What's your favorite genre? ~ Wendi