Ok so, a while back I talked about Bookish OCD, now I want to talk about keeping yourself organized when it comes to writing down the books you’ve read, need to read, review, etc…
I’ve found myself trying to be organized more and more. Last year I started keeping a spreadsheet of the books I read through 2010 and even though I stopped adding to it about halfway through the year, I did catch up in the end.
This year I started a 2011 spreadsheet and I’m actually adding the books I need to read for review and the order I plan to read them. I’m hoping to be more organized this year than I was in 2010 and stick with it. Goodreads and LibraryThing have both been amazing in helping me keep track of my books as well as FictFact, that helps me keep track of the series I read.
I can’t seem to be able to take notes while reading a book though. I feel like I need to get lost in the story instead of worrying about the review. I might add a stick note to a page if I feel there is an awesome quote there I can use, but that’s about it.
One thing I adopted, love and can’t live without is Google Calendars. I have a calendar for all events I have scheduled for the blog (Author Appearances) and another calendar with the review I have already written and when I plan to post them. Google Calendar is a life saver for me. I constantly forget which review I was planing to have up when, so i just pop in there and check it out hehe.
Another life saver for me is Google Forms. I have taken upon myself to use it in everyone of my giveaways and it makes my life SO much simpler!
My favorite thing about all these tools from Google is that they are accessible from any computer, just by logging into my Google account and that makes the whole difference for me.
What about you guys?
How do you keep track of the books you read?
If you are a book blogger, how do you keep track of the reviews and things like that?
Do you take notes while reading?
Any organizational tips?
I’d love to know!