Guest Post With Katie Grace - Keeping Track of the Books You Read12:10 PM
Hey, so I'm totally springing a random post on you, but...as part of #FanMonth (which I have been participating in, despite having a busier week than I thought) I swapped guest-posts with the wonderful Katie @ A Writer's Faith!
I posted over at her blog today, and her post is below, so be sure to visit both and give her some love!
And here she is:
Before I start this post, I want to thank Aimee for allowing me to guest post on her blog! Her blog is amazing, so make sure to check out her other posts. :D
Or maybe you just want to take a step back into the past and reread some childhood favorites.
Most people get married someday and have children. What if your child turns out to be an avid bookworm and devours books by the dozens?
And guess what? (if you haven’t already from the title of this post) There’s an easy solution to all these imaginary, but very possible problems.
Visit the website here: https://www.goodreads.com/
2. A Journal.
When my mom was younger, she wrote down all the books she read in a journal. This isn’t a particularly fancy way of doing it, but it works. And you get to use lists this way. Lists are pretty cool, peoples.
Also, apparently there are journals specifically for tracking the books you read. HOW AWESOME IS THAT? My mom received one from a friend for a birthday present, and I’m just a little bit very jealous.
((It might be hard to see the picture, so make sure to click on it to view it in greater detail))
3. A Word Document. This is what I’m using right now for tracking my books. (along with Goodreads, but it’s good to have multiple options) Putting the books in a document is really quick, but also allows for numerous methods of personalization. Here are some ways I like to spice up the document:
- Make genres different colors.
- Highlight your favorite reads.
- Write one-sentence reviews that will literally take less than a minute, but are super helpful for reminding yourself what you did and didn't like about the book.
Another Example: Writing was excellent, but the main character was unlikable due to her complaining.
Yet Another Example: (Note to self: This book is not worth reading again.)
And One More Example Because Examples are Good: I liked it, but felt like it would be better for younger readers.
- Or if writing mini-reviews is too much, use a rating system. And since this is your document, you could rate it anywhere from 1 to 100. I think it sounds a lot better if you rate your favorite book 100/100 stars instead of 5/5, personally. xP
- Katie Grace
Well, you heard her! Let's all give her a big round of applause for that wonderful bookish post. And chocolate. And hugs. And allll the blog visits. Have a great rest of the week - I'll be back on Saturday with a Fan Month recap!