Tuesday, July 5, 2011

So many books!

I would like to start off by saying I am notorious for reading something and thinking to myself "what a great idea, I should try that" and then never do anything about it.  Well, I actually followed through this time.  I was reading a great article ( http://simplehomeschool.net/cataloging-the-homeschool-library/ ) on how to keep track of all your books and like I mentioned before, we have a lot of books and I know it's just the beginning!

I chose to use http://www.librarything.com/ mainly because it was free, or so I thought.  I came to find out that you can enter 200 books for free, but once I got started, I wasn't stopping!  I ended up entering over 600 books!  It only cost $25 for a lifetime membership, so I thought I would go for it.  So far, I am very happy with the site.  It is super easy to enter the books either by title or ISBN, the book/books pop up and you click on it and it is added to your collection.  My friends and family can access the site or if I am out and can't remember if we own a book or not, I can log on and see if we have it.  It also has a wish list.  If there are books out there I know we need, I can just type them in so I will remember next time I am at the bookstore.  There are other great features, I just haven't had time to explore all of them yet. 

I am thankful for this idea, and happy with myself for actually entering all of our books.  This was a great start to getting my books organized!


  1. I am so proud of you and I can't wait to follow your blog! :) I will definitely need to organize my classroom books like this, too. I have thousands and thousands. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Your blog has already brought tears to my eyes! And how wonderful - a book wish list! I hope I can sneak a peek ... especially in December, January, and May!