This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“Do you keep a list of the books you’ve read? How? In a journal? Through one of the online services? If so, WHY? To keep good records for future reference? To make sure you don’t accidentally reread? If not, why not? Too eager to move on to the next book? Too lazy? Never thought to bother?“
Oh yes I very much do. Ever since I was 10-11 years old I have been keeping track of which books I’ve read, what books I’ve bought, what books I want to buy/read; etc. Before the advent of the internet and social networking sites I used to keep a journal. Now I do it mostly using online services.
I basically used to do it just for the simple joy of writing down the name of books. Whether I found a particular title or a story to be interesting, I wanted to read a book, I had bought a book and, the greatest joy of all, I had read a book, just writing it all down gave me an immense sense of pleasure. Nowadays it has become more of a ‘keeping track of my reading’ thing.