Been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently – this is of course because I’ve been messing around on the internet and generally procrastinating hard at work on my dissertation! In moments away from my dissertation work, I’ve also (re)discovered LibraryThing. I set up an account months ago, and didn’t really do much with it, as is my usual pattern with web 2.0-type stuff. I came back to it because I’ve been trying to organise my books at home (moved into a new flat with my partner about 6 months ago, books have been in haphazard piles ever since…) and thought it would be useful to have some kind of list of what I actually have, what books are mine/his, etc. I’m also making a reading list for myself (exciting, no?) of all the stuff I’m going to read just for fun when I’ve finished my dissertation.
I did briefly toy with the idea of making an Excel spreadsheet, and then I remembered LibraryThing. I’ve been adding books to it now and then for the last couple of weeks, and just shattered through my 200 book limit so have had to upgrade to a paid account. I am totally fine with this though – it’s a lovely site, and I’m quite willing to pay for things online that I find useful.
I’m actually finding it really useful for keeping track of books I’ve read, books I want to read but don’t have, books I have but haven’t read yet, books for my dissertation, books I stole from my Mum and should probably return soon… Anyway, my stuff is here if anyone fancies taking a look!