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Old 14th Jul 2006, 23:40   #1
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Old 15th Jul 2006, 13:37   #2
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Dang, I'll say.

I had a look at Listal a while back, which is a similar idea but also covers music, movies and games. At first glance I'd say this looks better.
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Old 15th Jul 2006, 19:40   #3
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I used to use bibliophil.org until I got bored, dodgily organised but with the massive advantage of being completely free. Might actually go back to it, better than the huge spreadsheet I now have.
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Old 15th Jul 2006, 21:16   #4
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Spreadsheet?

I just know where everything is

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A good point well made...

No, for keeping track of what I've read, not what I own. Out of a desire to see how well-read, or not, I am.
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Fair dos

Keeping track of what you have read can be very useful - I am not so bothered about being (or being seen to be) well read, thanks to an unfortunate encounted with a snobbish English teacher. She just made me all the more determind just to read what I am in the mood for reading

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Old 16th Jul 2006, 12:40   #7
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Spreadsheets? Forgive me Jennifer, but mention of such things when used in the context of pleasure (which reading surely is, no?) makes me both shudder and giggle. Spreadsheets, I can only associate with the grey and highly organised world of business and accountancy and those who find beauty in numbers and percentages and go all wet and wanton at the sight of a bottom line. Oh yes - and for people who lovingly keep their shoes in see-through boxes, or worse: in opaque boxes with a polaroid of the enclosed shoes meticulously stuck to the outside. Highly efficient, true, but not entirely healthy, I'm sure.

As for being well-read - well, if proving that you are, or are not, matters that much to you, then I suppose spreadsheets are the way to go ... but shouldn't the joy of just reading really satisfying books be sufficient?
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Oh yes - and for people who lovingly keep their shoes in see-through boxes, or worse: in opaque boxes with a polaroid of the enclosed shoes meticulously stuck to the outside.
What a terrific idea! Actually this is probably something my storage-box-loving girlfriend has already done...
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Ah Honey, I agree with you, however, I am being forced to moderate my opinions by the newish SO who loves spreadsheets and lists and sniffs huffily when I giggle at his list-making and planning for our trips/weekends/Saturdays. I am forcibly remaining a free spirit plunging into things on the spur of the moment (although I have to admit his list making makes things run very smoothl!)

As to spreadsheets of books I've read - nah, not for me thanks although I do have a note book where I jot down recently finished books and thoughts on them that could definitely be called a list. Shamefully few of these notes have made it into Palimpreview .
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What a terrific idea! Actually this is probably something my storage-box-loving girlfriend has already done...
Fer goodness sake, John, don't you dare encourage her. She obviously needs help, or you'll be forever getting nagged to put things away. And what can seem like an endearing passion for neatness in the earlier years of a relationship, soon becomes a bore and a drag and a bone of contention, later on. Nah - encourage her to do as I do and hurl 'em all into the back of the wardrobe ... or throw 'em under the desk, or stairs, or leave 'em where she kicks 'em off in the lobby or the loo or even better - given the scorching weather we're enjoying at the moment - in the fridge. A little anarchy is so liberating (if a little messy)
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