Just discovered a broken link in the Carnival—my apologies, T!
To read T.’s interesting comparison of Readerware and LibraryThing, click here. These are both tools for cataloguing and organizing your books. I’ve been slo-o-o-wly entering my book collection into LibraryThing over the past few months. (Here’s what I’ve done so far.) Jane helps me by reading off the book titles or ISBNs. I had this thought that we’d enter one shelf’s worth of books a day, but that was about 14 days and 1.5 shelves ago. Whoops.
T. is using an electronic scanner gizmo called a CueCat (available for $15 from LibraryThing) to enter her books into the online databases and is then exporting the files into her own Excel file. This CueCat thingie looks pretty nifty. I just might have to fork over the fifteen bucks to give it a try. I’m also wondering if a certain father-type person in, say, a suburb of Denver has one yet. Because, you know, a certain daughter-type person on the West Coast notes that a certain father-oriented holiday is coming up…
Reading notes: Monday and Tuesday
Books about the Middle Ages
Our Week in Books: August 30-September 5
december 1 show-and-tell