So for the last week or so I’ve been trying to get all my ebooks entered into my LibraryThing account, mainly so I could finally have an accurate eTBR list. Y’see, my ebooks are all spread out between different accounts– I’ve got my Kindle books, my Nook books, my Kobo books, my Google ebooks, my iBooks,2 my books that don’t belong to a particular ereader and so just live in my Calibre program3…it’s kind of a lot of work to track them all down. Also, it’s annoying. I suppose I could just stick them all in my Calibre collection, DRM be damned, but that’s a lot of annoying work and I don’t feel like doing it. It’s almost easier to have them all listed in my LT account, and so that’s what I’m doing.4
Right now I’m working on adding in my Kindle books. Luckily I’ve kept a very detailed list of which books I’ve downloaded for the past two years or so, so it’s just a matter of copy-pasting in the titles and finding the right version and adding it into my ebooks LT collection. It’s still slow and annoying, but at least it works okay.
Current eTBR total: 475. So basically if I don’t download any more ebooks (ha!) and read one ebook a day (double ha!), I’ve got enough for over a year’s worth of reading. This makes me feel really good about my paper TBR books, which is somewhere around 160 and thus much more manageable. I plan on adding my audiobooks in next, and that’s a bit worrying because those things take forever to read.5
I’ve also been trying to keep my “books read” list in my LT account and that’s super annoying because there’s one book missing for 2012 and I can’t figure out which one it is. Makes me glad I’ve been using my Goodreads account more this year, because at least I know that one’s accurate. Still, I like my LT library because (theoretically) everything’s in there and it’s all tagged and sorted and, while the social aspects aren’t as fancy as GR, I do like the talk forums. I think if LT had a currently reading widget (and/or a reading challenge widget) I wouldn’t even use GR, to be honest.
- This picture has nothing to do with this post. I just like it. ↩
- all of which I read on my iPod Touch, btw. I’ve been using it more than my Kindle, even! ↩
- which is a really nifty program, btw. ↩
- So there. ↩
- even with the speed turned up to 1.5! Not chipmunk voice speed, but sort of breathless omglookwhat’shappening. ↩
- Do you have a LibraryThing account? Let me know so I can add you to my friends list! ↩
- This is what I meant by a non-review, non-meme post, btw. If that wasn’t obvious already, I mean. ↩