Monday, April 06, 2009

Musing Mondays

As a follow up to last week's question, Joseph asked how you keep track of your tbr list. Do you have a paper list or on your computer? Do you take it with you when you go shopping? How do you decide what gets added to it?

Wow! That's my question. That is so cool!!!

Sorry, I guess I geeked out there for a moment. Anyway, since I suggested it, I had better answer the question!

Like many of you, I am somewhat obsessed with books. I am constantly finding new books that go on my TBR list. Reviews by fellow book bloggers; author appearances on Book TV, the Daily Show, the Colbert Report, etc; reviews in print; the bibliographies of other books I have enjoyed. Needless to say, my TBR list is quite large. But it really isn't a single list per se. It is actually a disorganized set of lists. I have notebooks with lists of books to read. I have a folder in my desk with reviews that I have clipped from newspapers and magazines. I have a page on Backpack with books to read. I have an Amazon wish list. And if I were to clean my desk, I would find many scraps of paper each with a book or two that I found interesting in some way. And that is only the books that I don't own already. My bookshelves are bursting with books, many of which remain unread.

Caite asked:

So, who is this Joseph...and why is he so interested in my books? ;-)

I am interested because my list(s) is/are so disorganized, I wondered if someone else might have a better way to keep track of all the books that I want to read (even though I will never be able to read that many books). So, I can't wait to see what everyone else says. Oh, and I hope somebody shares some magical way of reading all those books on my list too ...


caite said... That

I find it easier to just have no list. I have enough unread books to last me for years at this point I i either buy it right away, or most likely it will not be bought

Nise' said...

It was a great question Joseph! Hopefully it will get in gear to get a somewhat organized list!

And yes, my requests always come in at the same time and I have to read myself silly by their due dates!

Rebecca said...

Hey Joseph,
Thanks for the question, we got some really good responses - hope some of them helped you out.

I've got to say though, the best part of reading all the responses was watching you geek out :) Glad you had fun!

Vasilly said...

Good luck on tomorrow's read-a-thon!