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Do you keep a book list?


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I would highly recommend LibraryThing as a database of all your books. Its probably THE place to do such a thing. Plus its fun to view all of your books by cover :D


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Thinking of starting with the LibraryThing just mentioned here and which I have looked at, unless TBF is contemplating such a service in the near future. /hint, hint/


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I use Excel.
In my Excel file that I use to keep track of my books I have 4 worksheets.
One for books(Just a worksheet that lists all the books I have),for books being read,for books that are unread,and for books that have been read.
So what do you guys think?


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I keep a book list of all I've read since I was about six. It's not that horribly long. I'm only fourteen, but it keeps me sure of what I've read, and not so I don't pick up a book and start over on it just to quit in the middle because I know what's going to happen. Right now, that list is about six hundred books and counting. I am trying to copy all of it into my computer now, but it takes a lot longer than I thought it would

I don't keep a TBR list because I normally read them before I write them down. But if there are many, I write them all on a little slip and hope I don't lose it. ^^


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A combination of a list that I do every two months, in which I keep track of what books I really want to read and have read during that time period, LibraryThing, etc.

I don't really keep a TBR list, although I have one, but mostly I write it down on various pieces of paper or it's my request list with my local library. :)


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1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
2. Around the World In 80 Days – Jules Verne
3. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
4. The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien
5. The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien
6. The Rainmaker – John Grisham
7. The Last Juror – John Grisham
8. The Summons – John Grisham
9. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
10. The Shining – Stephen King
11. Beyond Good And Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche
12. Rule By Secrey – Jim Marrs
13. America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull And Bones – Antony C. Sutton
14. Mariel of Redwall – Brian Jacques
15. Martin the Warrior – Brian Jacques
16. Redwall – Brian Jacques
17. Pearls of Lutra – Brian Jacques
18. The Bellmaker – Brian Jacques
19. Marlfox – Brian Jacques
20. Triss – Brian Jacques
21. Mattimeo – Brian Jacques
22. Harry Potter And the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
23. Lord Brocktree – Brian Jacques
24. The Long Patrol – Brian Jacques
25. Mossflower – Brian Jacques
26. Salmandastron – Brian jacques
27. Outcast of Redwall – Brian Jacques
28. The Legend of Luke – Brian Jacques
29. The Taggerung – Brian Jacques
30. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

I read all of those Redwall books when I was in elementary school, so that explains it being there.:p


Dredged this old thread to ask.... Those of you putting your books on excel spreadsheets... Is there a way to enter formatting to automatically alphabetize by a certain column?

I know the basics with Excel, but I'm not familiar with all the formatting options.



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good golly that is a long list! Well on my facebook I have a "visual bookshelf" and it shows the book(s) that I am currently reading, the books I have read, and the books I want to read. So that's how I keep track!


I, too, keep a looooooooooooooong book list but it's on several pieces of paper. When I'm done with a book on my list, I manually cross them off with a pen. I'm also constantly adding more books based on recommendations from this damn site!!


I just started reading books some 1 and half months ago and just 1 month ago I found book and reader while Googling for unbiased reviews of the books I wanted to read :) . I have the following list that I want to buy and read, in no particular order:


Robert A. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land, Time Enough for Love, Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Verner Vinge: True Names, Across Realtime
The Dispossessed -- Ursula K. Le Guin #
Hyperion -- Dan Simmons #
USE OF WEAPONS -- Iain M. Banks #
The Forever War -- Joe Haldeman #
Armor -- John Steakley #
DUNE -- Frank Herbert #
Lord of Light -- Roger Zelazny #
A Canticle for Leibowitz -- Walter M. Miller
Ringworld -- Larry Niven #
The Forge of God -- Greg Bear #
Cold Mountain: A Novel -- Charles Frazier #
The First Circle -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn #
Children of the Arbat -- Anatoli Rybakov #
Hackers -- Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois #
Lost Boys -- Orson Scott Card #
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1) -- Piers Anthony # ( FANTASY)
The Real Story: The Gap into Conflict (Gap) -- Stephen R. Donaldson
Michaelmas -- Algis J. Budrys
Cloud Street -- Tim Winton
We -- Yevgeny Zamyatin
The World Inside -- Robert Silverberg (NOVELLA)
Galpagos -- Kurt Vonneghut
The Parafaith War -- L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One - Friedrich Nietzsche #
Rendezvous With Rama -- Arthur C. Clarke #
V -- Thomas Pynchon
Foundation Trilogy -- Isaac Asimov


Underground: Tales of hacking, madness
and obsession on the electronic frontier -- Suelette Dreyfus #

The Fugitive Game:
Online with Kevin Mitnick (Paperback) -- Jonathan Littman #

The Art of Intrusion -- Kevin D. Mitnick
The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing -- David Kahn
Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace -- Michelle Slatalla, Joshua Quittner
Cuckoo's Egg -- Clifford Stoll
The Hacker Crackdown -- Bruce Sterling #
Life on the screen -- Sherry Turkle #
Education of Henry Adams -- Henry Adams #
Silent Spring -- Margrat Atwood #
The Communist Manifesto -- Karl Marx #
Capitalism and Freedom -- Milton Friedman #
The Social Contract -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Politics -- Aristotle
The Wealth of Nations -- Adam Smith
The Road to Serfdom -- F. A. Hayek #
The Constitution of Liberty -- F. A. Hayek
Planned Chaos -- Ludwig Von Mises
Globalization and Its Discontents -- Joseph E. Stiglitz (ECONOMY)
Development as Freedom -- Amartya Sen (ECONOMICS)
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time -- Jeffrey Sachs
Machinery of Freedom -- David D. Friedman
Anarchy, State, And Utopia -- Robert Nozick
The Open Society and Its Enemies -- Karl Popper (vol 1 & 2)
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State -- Friedrich Engels #
Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation -- William F. Engdahl #
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance -- Noam Chomsky #
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs -- James Gray (Author)
The True Story of the Bilderberg Group -- Daniel Estulin #
The Revolution: A Manifesto -- Ron Paul #
A Foreign Policy of Freedom:
Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship -- Ron Paul #

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It -- Paul Collier

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy -- Joseph A. Schumpeter
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power -- Joel Bakan

The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men,
Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption -- John Perkins

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies
About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating -- Jeffrey M. Smith #

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills -- Russell L. Blaylock
A Century Of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order -- F. William Engdahl #


Not to be a complete jerk, but did nobody notice this thread hasn't been touched since 2006 until I bumped it to specifically ask a question? If you guys don't know, you could at least say so.

It's frustrating to ask a question about Excel and then have a few people come back and talk about how they're using excel and then completely ignore my question.

I could have started a new thread, but most places frown on that if there's an existing one.



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Making a list of all the books I have read

Hi all

I am currently making a list of all the books I have read. I have thought about doing it many times, but finally sat down to make the list. I suppose the ones I remember will be the most significant, and the ones I forget don't matter anyway.

Anyone else ever undertaken this task?



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I did this about 4 years ago...I have a bunch of books about books for kids, and I used them to help reconstruct what I read as a child, and I used amazon to help me find lists of books by my favorite authors..also did google searches for those writers, as often the lists were easier to see. I went to Wally World and found a packet of alphabetical subject dividers and separated things by author's last name. I realized I'd sorely neglected writers whose names began with "I" and "U".. I got tired of the project after the initial reconstruction and the notebook is somewhere in the depths of my basement..useless to anyone but myself....if some child hasn't taken over the notebook for loftier purposes, that is:lol:


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Staff member
I'd say that anyone with a LibraryThing or GoodReads account, which is quite a few of the people here, has done it.