Let’s Talk with Nancy J Cohen

Cataloguing Your Books
by Nancy J. Cohen

Do you mark the books you read? I never used to do so, and I easily lost track of which books I’d read. I have tons of books filling my shelves, and I may or may not have already read most of them. Somewhere along the way, I started penciling in my initials or a check mark on the title page to indicate it’s a book I’ve read.

Then Goodreads came along. Here was a place where you could keep a permanent record of what you have finished reading. And so I started reviewing books in a Word document and adding the reviews to my Goodreads account. I try to write a few lines on what the story is about and then a sentence or two with my personal opinion. Now it’s easy to search through my Word file using the “find” feature to see if it’s a book I’ve read. Or I can look on “My Books” at Goodreads.

How about cataloguing all the books in your collection? I haven’t gotten that far. But I do loosely arrange them according to genre. I know where my research texts are, my cookbooks, the Florida books, and the ones on plants and trees. So I guess you could say I use an informal method of organization.

How about you? Do you alphabetize your books? Arrange them by categories? Mark the ones you’ve read?

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