Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Keeping track of what you own/read

Have you ever bought a new book and started reading it only to find out not only is it a reprint, you've already read it. Or worse, bought it, read it, gave it away!

How do you keep track of your books? Owned or borrowed?

I remember not being able to sleep one night (3 a.m.) and standing in front of a set of bookshelves wanting a specific book. It had been that long since I had read it and I was sure it was there but no luck. I ended up reading something else when I remembered the book I wanted was a library book. (One reason I don't usually borrow books, I re-read.)

so about six months or so later, I find the book I want at the library's bookstore and take it home. Guess where I put it? On the shelf, right next to the one I couldn't find! Not only had I borrowed it, I bought it and then bought it again!

1 comment:

Becca said...

This is probably more common than you think!

I am a habitual list maker. I have lists for everything, especially my books. I have a list of the books I own, the books I have read last year, the books I have ever read in my life, the reading challenges I am on, lists of books I want to read, and so on and so on. I keep them all on Word documents. I have A.D.D. so if I don't have lists of all of this, I would never remember a thing about my books! (Or anything else for that matter!)


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