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March 05, 2008

52 Books in 52 Weeks - February 2008

Progress so far in my quest to read 52 books in 2008

6. The Woods by Harlan Coben
7. The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C Clarke
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
9. No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
10. Diggers by Terry Pratchett
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
12. First Blood by David Morrell

Good progress, 7 books, easily beating January even though it was a longer month. This was helped of course by me reading mostly quite short ones.

Oddly enough, three of these were books I've read before. This is partly due to me sifting through my collection and cataloging them online (more about that in another post sometime) and fancying revisiting them. I was not disappointed; 'Diggers', 'Animal Farm' and 'First Blood' were all still really excellent.

Posted by se71 at March 5, 2008 11:43 AM


What are you using to catalogue your books? I strongly recommend Readerware, which runs on OS X, Windows, Linux and Solaris (at least, probably everywhere else too cos it's Java) and which makes it really easy to export your data if you find something better so you're not locked in. And of course you have all your data locally where you can back it up, instead of on someone elses web server.

Exporting to a website like Librarything is easy - just export a CSV or HTML page from Readerware, put it on your web site, and point Librarything's "import" function at it.

Posted by: DrHyde [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2008 11:30 AM

I bought a lifetime account (very cheap) and a CueCat scanner, and imported everything into Librarything. So all my data, is, as you say, on someone elses server. It's trivial to export a .CVS file though for backing up, which I've done.

I will definitely have a look at Readerware, but I do really like web apps which allow me to update my data from anywhere.

Posted by: se71 [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2008 12:17 PM

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