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September 18: Do you organize your books electronically? How do you organize them?
Do I . . . Do I what now? Organize? A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No. I mean, most of my e-reader apps offer several different organizational options, but I don’t really use them because I’m constantly focused on my TBR list for EveryFreeChance.com. I used to have a zillion different little post-its and torn out notebook pages strewn about the house, but I’ve ever-so-conveniently married a computer engineer, so he helped me find a system . . .
. . . Instead of a few dozen scraps of paper, I now use Tomboy Notes (which I can sync between my iPad, computer, and phone, thank goodness). I’ve got a note running down the entire left hand side of my computer screen, and I know it’s time to hold off on adding more to the TBR list when it refuses to fit in one column). I have the titles all written down in the chronological order I’ve agreed to read them in, and I’ve got a little parenthetical note just next to the title telling my forgetful self where I’ve saved the file, or, if it’s an IRL book, that it’s made of paper). I’ve reserved a few columns at the top for Blog Tours, so when I need to have a book read and reviewed by a certain date it goes at the top of the list.
Here’s what the first few lines of my list look like right now:
EFC READING LIST10/28 – Who Knows Tomorrow (paper) 10/? – Blood Entwines (waiting for date, need file) NO Dates Taliesin (paper) Salted (kindle) Clay (DropBox) A Soul’s Kiss (kindle)
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