I have a confession to make…
I literally have NO IDEA how many books I have. I am not sure I could find a physical book if you asked for a specific one.
Some people have these beautifully organized bookshelves. Me? I have stacks of books in no particular order all around my house. Grouped by author? Ha! Alphabetical? Haha! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone next to Priest by Sierra Simone? Yep. I wish I were different. Part of the problem is I don’t really have bookshelves. I have random furniture that I have turned into bookshelves. But the bigger problem…me.
Lets talk about ebooks first. You’d think that would be easy, right? Wrong. Thank GOD amazon tells me I already own a book before I buy it. But here is my problem: I buy books and they sit on my kindle and I forget about them. I really should document what I bought somewhere-put it on my TBR list on goodreads or something. But, my kindle is where books go to die in the void.
Now, my physical books are a different story. I have a very good record of WHAT books I have thanks to LibraryThing. I use their scan tool to log every book I get. Great-I know WHAT I have. I can’t find it to save my life!!
I have goodreads (of course) but that is really more a place to store my reviews. And obviously I use library thing to track my physical books. But here is where I need HELP!
- What other apps do you use that keep you organized (bookishly speaking)
- How do you organize your books when you have no shelves?
- Do you organize your kindle books into collections? (that seems like a LOT of work)
Help your fellow book lover out! Also, I’m actually afraid someone is going to get hurt by falling piles of books when I am trying to locate specific ones.