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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by staceychev View Post
I have to say, even as an English teacher, I find it fascinating that so many people keep track of books they've read. I don't know any adults who do this! Anyway, I use my Amazon wish list to keep track.
Well, I only started in 2001, when I realized I would pick up a book thinking I hadn't read it and get 1/4 of the way into it and realize I had. I wish someone had suggested the idea to me as a child, there are so many books I read that I can't remember the titles. I keep a list for each of my kids, too. If books I've read aloud to them. And I just started keeping track of books my older two read to themselves. I don't put series books, though, like magic treehouse, just stand alone books.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by vbactivist View Post
Well, I only started in 2001, when I realized I would pick up a book thinking I hadn't read it and get 1/4 of the way into it and realize I had. I wish someone had suggested the idea to me as a child, there are so many books I read that I can't remember the titles. I keep a list for each of my kids, too. If books I've read aloud to them. And I just started keeping track of books my older two read to themselves. I don't put series books, though, like magic treehouse, just stand alone books.
Very good point.

I do have to say it's something that I was taught to teach my students to do. I always thought it was more of a tally to make non-avid readers feel like they were accomplishing something with independent reading over the school year, as well as to keep track of authors and genres they liked to make picking new books easier. I'm kind of impressed with the functionality that you all get out of it!
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by staceychev View Post
Very good point.

I do have to say it's something that I was taught to teach my students to do. I always thought it was more of a tally to make non-avid readers feel like they were accomplishing something with independent reading over the school year, as well as to keep track of authors and genres they liked to make picking new books easier. I'm kind of impressed with the functionality that you all get out of it!
Noone ever suggested it to me. And I was a regular at the library, and my grandmother (who always gave me books for every Christmas and birthday) had a phd in english lit, and never said anything about it either. When I came up with the idea way back when, I thought I was some sort of renegade - LOL! I didn't realize people kept track. And honestly, most of my friends who are big readers, IRL, don't. I try not to read things twice, I'm not going to get to all the books I want to read before I die as it is. I know some people will reread things with no problem
post #24 of 25
I have also kept a reading journal since 2004. I write the title, author, date read and a few sentences about what I thought of it. I love going back and seeing what I have read over the years.

I keep track of what I want to read using my wish list on www.paperbackswap.com. I LOVE this site! I am also on Good Reads but I use PBS more.

~traci
post #25 of 25
On keeping track of what I've read: I never do, but think I probably should. It's a little annoying to get started on a book you're excited about and then realize you've already read it and it was "meh."

On keeping track of what I want to read, I have a fail proof system: Write down lists of books on tiny scraps of paper, reciepts, bills, etc and shove them into purse, backpack, planner, etc. Find said lists later in dryer, bottom of purse or jean pocket and get excited because now I have a list of books to read and it's a big surprise!

On second thought, maybe I need to work on my method.
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