Monday, January 25, 2010
Tracking What You Read?
How do you track what you read? Do you keep a book journal? Scribble titles or authors on bits of scrap paper? I've had patrons approach the reader's advisory desk at the library where I work with book titles written on a myriad of different things, here are a few examples of what they write on:
A body part (usually a hand)
Personally I've jotted down book titles and author names on most of those but for the past couple of years I've preferred the website Goodreads. Goodreads is a free social/sharing book focused website that allows a user to rate, review, share and discuss books. I use it to track what I'm reading and I've reviewed most of the books I've read over the past 2 years. For me, it's a terrific tool.
If you are looking for other sites try Goodreads or these similar sites:
Blippr: microblogging for books and media
Bookjetty: track your books, search Amazon and your local library catalog
LibraryThing: beloved my bibliophiles, catalog your personal library
Shelfari: a social networking site for book lovers, you can even create a virtual bookshelf
Posted by Shannon Distel Scanlan at 6:00 PM