As a follow up to last week's question, Joseph asked how you keep track of your tbr list. Do you have a paper list or on your computer? Do you take it with you when you go shopping? How do you decide what gets added to it?
Like I mentioned in last week's answer about how I keep track of my books, I have a separate sheet in my Excel spreadsheet for TBR books, which for me means the books that I already own but haven't read yet. I also have a sheet for my wish list, which is the books I've heard about that I'd like to read someday. My wish list is very very long though because I keep adding more titles to it. Mainly I hear about books from other book bloggers but any book I hear about that sounds interesting gets added. I seriously doubt I'd ever be able to read all the books on my wish list, and some of the ones I added several years ago I'm probably not as interested in anymore, but it's fun to browse the list once in a while to be reminded about a title, which sometimes prompts me to add it to a book order.
I don't take any kind of list with me when I go book shopping, but then I do most of my actual purchasing online so if I'm in any doubt, it's easy enough to check. I usually have a pretty good idea whether I already have a book or not though, or if I've heard of it before (I may not always remember exactly where from but the author or title will be familiar) so even when I do buy some books from an actual bricks and mortar shop, I don't think I've ever bought one that I already had at home.
How do you keep track of your TBR list or your wish list?
It's Tuesday, where are you?
This week I'm in Vancouver, I believe, as the author of the collection of short stories I'm currently reading is Canadian and the latest story mentions Stanley Park. I'd love to take my camera and have a stroll in Stanley Park right about now. I'm missing the ocean again...
[Mother Superior by Saleema Nawaz]
This week's teaser also comes from Mother Superior.
While Patti divides the kids' clothing into boxes according to seasons, Jan begins packing the books. Between them, David and Patti have seven tall bookcases, all full, the shelves double-stacked and teeming. (p. 71)
I can certainly relate to teeming, double-stacked bookshelves!
What do your shelves look like?