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September 30th, 2014 (07:46 am)

The past few days, I've been getting back into Librarything, which is, quite frankly, a wonderful tool for cataloging all of ones books.

I have...discovered is the wrong word. I have confirmed what I already knew. Which is this: I have far, far too many books in my "pile of books waiting to be read". Actually, it's not a pile. It's three piles. Well, three large stacks. And because they're rather in danger of toppling over because they're so darned large, they're probably going to be four large stacks instead. There's a lot of them. 58, in total. I may, at some point, provide photographic evidence. But in the meantime, thanks to Librarything's tagging system, I can demonstrate what they look like, virtually, right here.

I hereby make a solemn commitment:

I'm not going to buy any more books until I've made some kind of significant progress with the "to be read" stacks/piles/whatever.

I'm also not going to buy any more Big Finish Doctor Who CDs until I've made some progress listening to the ones I've got (because I've got a complete run up to, I think, number 106 in the main range, but my listening is at somewhere around number 29). Neither, for the time being, am I going to buy any more DVDs until...well, let's see if I can get through all ten seasons of Stargate SG-1, at least. Same with Blu-Rays. Bottom line is, I have enough in the area of personal entertainment to keep me entertained for some considerable time without buying any more...


Posted by: Lil Miss Morgan Dork (badfalcon)
Posted at: September 30th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
Dean Smile

How does librarything compare to goodreads?

Good luck with that not buying anymore. That was my new years resolution and I think I broke it within a week...

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 30th, 2014 12:55 pm (UTC)

Librarything is (IMO) better for cataloguing books - I find it rather wonderful to have a virtual representation of my entire book collection easily to hand. OTOH, Goodreads might be good for that too, but as I'd already put most of my nearly 2000-strong collection on Librarything when I found Goodreads, I didn't really see much point in duplicating it all on Goodreads. I tend to use Goodreads just for keeping tabs on what I'm reading, as well as announcing what I'm reading on Facebook (!).

Yeah, I think Sarah'll happily kill me if I add any more books to the collection... ^_^

Posted by: Heidi (welshgirl15)
Posted at: September 30th, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)

I have the same problem!

What are you reading at the moment?

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 30th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)

At the moment, I'm reading through the Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt novels, having built up a backlog of four unread novels over the past few years. I'm about 3/4 through the third of them. After that, the plan is to meticulously go through the contents of the piles in alphabetical order (by author's surname), starting with Ben Aaoronovitch. Hoping I might get a good dozen read before the end of the year, although more would be nice...

Posted by: Heidi (welshgirl15)
Posted at: September 30th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)

I've gone for writing all the titles on paper and picking them out of a tub to help me decide!

I have Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch to read. Let me know if he's any good :)

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