29 August 2016

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: Is It Fall Yet?

Thoughts on Reading from Beth Fish ReadsYou know what makes me happy? Just a few more days left in August and the promise (I hope) of cooler weather. I'm so ready for the crisp mornings and comfortable evenings of fall.

Book Organizing Progress Report: I have finally gotten all my print books organized. I have stacks of books to give to my neighbors or to the senior center, and I've entered my entire print reading list into Libib.

I am glad I made the switch and have found only one flaw so far. The Libib database trails new books by about a month, so I won't be able to scan my October books for another week or so. I can, however, enter the data by hand, if I want.

I've decided to just accept this annoyance and add new books around the 15th of the month before they're published. Truth is, I rarely read ahead, so I think this will work. We'll see.

Next up are adding and culling my eBooks and audiobooks, which I'll tackle a little at time.

Yet Another App: Yeah, yeah, no one needs more social media sites for getting more book information. Or, well, do we? I've signed up for the Reco app, which is another way to record books and share the books I'm reading, have read, and want to read. This app doesn't allow you to upload your own creative photos (like Litsy), but there is a very cool list feature, which I'm going to play around with. Fits right into my "Reading on Topic" posts, which I really love to put together.

Hey, guess what? I'm @BethFishReads on the Reco app (surprised, aren't you?), so follow me there if you're so inclined. I'm still getting the hang of it, but I do know how to follow you back.

What I'm Reading and Listening To

Thoughts on Reading from Beth Fish Reads

My reading was pretty slow this past week because my focus was on other things. I've been listening to Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins and read by Jorjeana Marie and MacLeod Andrews, which is a kind of an adult dystopian story based on an all-too-believable premise: the droughting of America (like that verb I made up?). My review will be up this week.

I'm finishing up The Emerald Lie by Ken Bruen in print, which I started a few weeks ago and put down for absolutely no reason. This is my first Bruen, but will not be my last. The series is Irish crime, with dark humor and a great main character. I need to start from the beginning.

I've also been reading Wonder Women by Sam Maggs. I like the short takes on interesting, innovative, smart women from all walks of life, many of whom have been lost to history: spies, scientists, explorers, and more. The book won't come out until October, but I couldn't wait to read it.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 8/29/16, 6:33 AM  

I'm always afraid that the truth is I like organizing my books more than even...well, reading them. Crazy, eh? I will not download another cool book app. Repeat. I will not download....


Kailana 8/29/16, 7:37 AM  

I am almost done my physical books on Libib. Have to decide if I am going to do the comic books, too. Wonder Women looks good!

Bibliophile 8/29/16, 7:39 AM  

I'll have to look into Libib. It sounds interesting. I might use it to make book wish-lists. However, I would hesitate to start using a new system to catalogue my entire book collection, because I have had some really terrible experiences in the past with similar software/apps for recording recipes.
Happy reading!

bermudaonion 8/29/16, 9:08 AM  

I just downloaded Libib and don't know if I want to look at Reco or not. I can hardly keep up with what I'm doing now. I really want to read Wonder Women.

sherry fundin 8/29/16, 9:29 AM  

Just don't have time for another social site, but these do sound like a great way to track your books. Thanks for sharing.
sherry @ fundinmental

rhapsodyinbooks 8/29/16, 10:29 AM  

I found Gold Fame Citrus quite depressing. The good thing, to me, about YA dystopias is they are so much less realistic and therefore hopeful...

Laurel-Rain Snow 8/29/16, 11:53 AM  

I don't usually like dystopian novels, because they cut too close to the possibilities we face. But Gold Fame Citrus grabbed my attention. I'll be watching for your review.

Enjoy your week. I love fall, too, and I'm eagerly waiting for it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Greg 8/29/16, 12:26 PM  

I too am looking forward to fall, even with the shorter days I love the cooler weather and leaves falling. Wonder Women looks interesting, there are so many people that have done so many things and get forgotten, I bet there's some neat stuff in that book.

Have a wonderful week.

Unknown 8/29/16, 2:07 PM  

It's so difficult to keep up with social media. I haven't investigated too many new book outlets yet. I think I did create an account on Listy, but haven't been active. Have a great week. I am looking forward to cooler weather too.

Kathryn T 8/29/16, 3:48 PM  

Sounds like you are getting really organised book wise which is great. I need to cull a few more to give for our local fundraising book fair before they close down the intakes and say they have enough!

Mae Travels 8/29/16, 5:37 PM  

Organizing -- such a mirage! My books are everywhere.

I read Gold Fame Citrus -- interesting book. blogged it here


best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) 8/29/16, 5:46 PM  

I have Wonder Women at home and maybe should pick it up! I think I won it in an Armchair BEA giveaway!

Unknown 8/29/16, 6:12 PM  

Wonder Women looks like an interesting book. Good picks this week. Happy Reading!

Yvonne 8/29/16, 8:58 PM  

I'm one of those that always enjoyed organizing my books, even though it took away from my reading time. I always found it fun.

Your books look great and I hope you enjoy them.

rhonda 8/29/16, 10:09 PM  

I managed to clear out the books from our walk in closet.My husband is thrilled he can safely walk in.I have given books to friends&donating to our library.We have been on vacation & had company so reading has been slow.I just started Year of No Clutter I only hoard books but enjoy reading about getting clutter free &hoarders.also started Substitute by Nicholas Baker I was a special Ed teacher so books about teaching interest me&this books are always interesting.Glad your husband is recovering so well.Enjoy your books.

Tina 8/30/16, 11:37 AM  

The Emerald Lie is going in my little notebook for acquiring. That sounds great to me, I love the Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French so, yes, I will get this book and try to read before a month is out.

So I am guessing you will, definitely, be abandoning Goodreads and LibraryThing. I'm not sure i need another book app but I am a weak weak individual with bookish things and apps. I did finally get on Litsy but I'm not consistent with it.

Mia P. Manansala 8/31/16, 3:30 PM  

I've read Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs and have been meaning to check out Wonder Women. Is it worth a buy?

Lisa 9/1/16, 6:12 PM  

I need to go check out Libib because nothing I've tried before has really worked for me. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to make it work right.

Florinda 9/5/16, 12:28 AM  

I'm giving Libib a whirl based on your say-so. I'm mildly annoyed by not being able to log ARCs in right away and I still need to figure out exactly how I want tags to work for me, but I think I'll get to like it. As much as I love LibraryThing, I will admit Libib is probably more user-friendly. I'll await your verdict on Reco.

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