Hi everyone! I hope y’all had a fantastic New Year! With the new year comes a new list of books read, right? That’s what I’m going to talk about today! How do you keep up with the books you have read? Here are the things that work for me and feel free to try them out.
My number 1 way to keep up with books is my little Books Read in 2012 scrolly gadget at the bottom of my blog. I update it every time I finish a book. I have a nice routine, I upload the new book to my Currently Reading gadget, I add the book title to my Books Read List, and then I make a draft of what will become my review. That way I always remember to do it. If you would like to get your own cute scrolly gadget here is a tutorial for it.
I also have a really old post that I update once a year with my entire list of books I read. It goes all the way back to 2008! It’s really only for my reference, but it comes in handy.
I’m sure lots of you use Goodreads to keep track, right? It is very useful. The only reason that I don’t rely on it more is that sometimes I come across a book I read 6 years ago and add it to my Read shelf. Then it counts it in my read that year list…and it shouldn’t count. But I do like the Yearly Reading Challenge thing. (I also like that you can drop your goal down at any time lol)
Let me know if there are tips and tricks you want me to discuss!
Past Tips and Tricks:
New Features in Blogger–new interface & mobile templates
More info on mobile templates & reply to comments in Blogger
A overview on the new Blogger interface
Pros & Cons of word verification
How to make a customized link bar
Things that slow your blog down
New Blogger app
How to add live links to comments
How to remove hidden HTML from your posts (this is a life saver!)
Info on getting your own domain name
How to get the external link to your Followers gadget
Automatically tweet links to your posts with Feedburner