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!