Today, I decided to compile my books – mainly Kindle collection. Ever since, I bought my kindle I have been mainly buying Kindle books so that I don’t have to part with my books, when I move away. I have always led a pretty nomadic life moving countries, cities, jobs, apartments so have always had to give up my book collection.
Since I have a habit of buying a lot of books, I generally tend to collect a lot of books. Hence, it is not surprising that I have over 300 books on my Kindle. I have yet to count how many I have actually read. Some are reference books so I use them as reference. Currently, I have created an excel spreadsheet to organise the books by name, author, subject and date. That way, I can easily search the books on a particular topic. I am also putting a status as read or not read so that I know which ones I have yet to read. I am sure there will be many that I have not.
This is my mission of organising my Kindle books
- First, to see the kind of books I have bought over the years
- Second, how many have I read or not read. So instead of buying new ones, I will try reading the ones I already have
- Third, make it easy to search my book collection by names of books, authors or subject. There are many times I need to reference books but because I can’t remember all my books it becomes difficult to search on kindle. This was I will know which one to look at
- Fourth, is to write some reviews on this blog. I had written reviews of some of the books on my old blog, which is now lost. So I am going to write more reviews here
It will take me a couple of days to get this done. I am hoping after organising my books, I will be better able to enjoy reading them
How do you manage your digital library?