I have seen several book related bloggers reference their “To Be Read” lists. I’m curious if this represents an actual list, whether soft or hard copy, a mental list, or a stack of books. When I refer to my list I mean an actual list in digital form. In fact, I have become rather obsessive about it.
My list, or more accurately my lists, can now be found in three different locations. I use the plural form because I have books broken down in several ways. My books are sorted into groups for fiction, non-fiction, various genres and award nominations. My obsessive behavior is best demonstrated by the fact that my lists exist in 3 forms. Their genesis was on the County Library website.
The Salt Lake County Library site allows users to keep and manage several lists of books in the County system. I soon found this to be too inflexible. So I decided to transfer these lists to a document in Google Docs. I would still be able to access my lists from the internet but I would have the flexibility of a simple word processor. This still didn’t allow me the sorting I wanted so today I set out to transfer my lists from docs to one big multi-workbook spreadsheet, still in Google Docs. This will keep me satisfied for at least a week or two and then if my obsessive streak continues I’ll look for an even better solution. Call me crazy but I find it to be enjoyable.
Don’t even get me started on my LibraryThing…