(question courtesy of MizB)
Yes, I've been keeping track of what I read since 2002. The main place I do so is in an Excel spreadsheet where I have a tab for my wishlist (books I would like to read someday), TBR (books I own but haven't read yet), full list of all books read, a tab for each year from 2002 to 2009, and Reading Challenges. Inside the yearly tabs, I have columns for Title, Author, Gender, Nationality, Translated (from which language), Translator, Date acquired, Date finished, Rating, Copyright, Prize, Format, Publisher, ISBN-10, ISBN-13, Pages, Own, Keep, Review copy, Genre, Series, Challenge, Comments.
LOL. Are you sorry you asked? I didn't have quite all of these columns when I started in 2002 but have added to them over the years.
I also have a Reading Log, a Word document, for each year since 2006, which has some of the same information as the spreadsheet but is where I elaborate to include the blurb, my review, quotes, interesting vocabulary, and any other misc. information that I want to remember about the book. This is the record that I use when putting together my reviews for my blog. It's a bit of work to maintain the spreadsheet and Reading Log, but I actually enjoy it. It helps me organize my thoughts before posting to my blog, and I always enjoy working out my stats at the end of the year. Then every time I post a review on my blog, I add the link to my Author Index and the 'Read in (whatever year)' list, and for some of them I cross-post or add links to challenge blogs.
I haven't joined any of the online sites like Library Thing, Goodreads, or similar, because just thinking about cataloguing all my books for a site like that makes me tired. So essentially I keep a pretty detailed listing of what I read but it's all just in my computer (and on a back-up hard drive, of course!). For me it's the easiest and I love being able to just click on my spreadsheet whenever I want to refer to the information.
How do you keep track of what you read?
It's Monday, where are you?
I'm still in ancient Israel, waiting to hear the result of the battle with the Canaanites, and still feeling rather hurt that my husband divorced me after so many happy years together.
[The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy]
Today's teaser also comes from The Triumph of Deborah:
As soon as she had vanished, he knew that he had made a grievous error in letting her go. He felt an almost uncontrollable urge to chase after her and plead with her to turn back. (p. 230)
I know, I know. I haven't been very good at joining the Weekly Geeks this year, but this week's theme is a rerun of Dewey's idea in which she encouraged us to link to each other's book reviews. I've had this policy in place since Dewey initiated it, and I do try to link to other reviews in each of my own book reviews. Occasionally I'll remember where I heard of a certain book, or have read a review of it, but usually I'll just do a search in my Google Reader. That never seems to catch them all though but it's something at least. And I'm always very happy if someone lets me know in a comment that they've also reviewed the same book. So please don't hesitate to do so and to leave a link to your review.
Beyond that if I read a review of a book I've read on someone else's blog, I try to leave a link to my review, but I admit I don't always remember. And I haven't been great about looking through the archives of other bloggers. But just because I've been