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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Purrsday and O is for . . .

is for Organization! I love the concept of a place for everything and everything in its place but am having trouble executing it. One small way for me to have some control is with my ebooks.


not my home but dang!

I will always find this to be more impressive and will never give up my print books completely. . . . . but you've got to admit that an ereader takes up a whole lot less space, lets you carry more books with you, and "hides" the covers of your guilty pleasures.
Kobo format









I currently do my ereading on an iPhone, iTouch and my laptop. I own several different formats and while I'd love a cute purple ereader, it isn't a kindle and I have too many of that format to change now!

The problem is finding what I want to read and figuring out if I own it already!

The nice thing about bookshelves is being able to see what you have. Unless you're like me and don't have enough bookshelves (or space for them). Entering, stage left. . . The Empty Folder!

Yes, spreadsheets are nice and I've tried them several times over but I've discovered that an empty folder does wonders.

1. Name a folder "ebooks A". Also the rest of the alphabet. Inside each folder are the books that start with that letter. This is the folder that has the book file inside it or another folder that says kindle or nook so I know where to find it. There will also be a folder for where I bought it (All Romance eBooks for example) and the name of the series, if it is part of one. There may be a image file of the cover inside.

2. All Romance eBooks will also have a folder along with the other places I buy ebooks. This would be named "bookshelf - All Romance eBooks" and will have empty folders named all the books I've purchased there.

3. Each series will have a folder as well, "series - Cat Who..., The", which is a huge help if I have some books in the the series that are print too. I can also have a folder for upcoming books in the series.


Yes, this is a lot of work. Yes, it takes up space on my hard drive. But remember, most of these folders are empty and doing this is way better than buying the book again! The kindle app also lets me add books to categories but only the books that are in the app or on the cloud so that leaves out a huge amount of my books.

Notice I never gave you a number of ebooks I have? Well, unless you read my N post. It was all about Numbers.


This is just one way and so far, the best way for me. Creative Home Keeper has a link-up if you'd like to see how she and others organize their ebooks. She even gives you permission to *gasp* delete. Of course, if the book was free and you're never going to read it (again) why keep it?


now. . . On to the cats!












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4 comments:

Red Iza said...

Greatj pics and such a cute starter kit :)
I can totally relate about the organization - I'm on it right now ! Instead of taking place on your hard drive (I have folders too...), have you considered a USB key ? I have a 8GO key that I carry with me all day, hanging around my neck, if your computer crashes, the files are safe lol !

Finley Jayne said...

I have a Kindle but only have three books on it right now :) I get the majority of my books from the library and the few that I do buy for my Kindle, I delete after I read them. I'm weird, I know lol.

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

LOL the barkalounger. Cute.

Michelle Miller said...

Now that there is a threat that Amazon could remove any book from our devices, I'm sure glad for my huge home library of print books...and that most of my Kindle books were free or very low cost. I do like that you can now load your Kindle books directly onto Goodreads. I have a shelf on there for eBooks and I can now just go to that shelf to see what I have (since I have over 1500 eBooks on my Kindle now...lol). Your method sounds like a good one too. Especially for people not on Goodreads.

Totally cute furry (and scaly) pics this week. Love the barkalounger. ;)

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