Here's this week's question for the Tuesday Thingers group (sorry, I still cringe when I hear that name):
. . . how many books do you have cataloged in your LibraryThing account? How do you decide what to include – everything you have, everything you've read – and are there things you leave off?
I'm still in the process of cataloguing all my books – I tend to do it in fits and starts, and at odd hours. So far, I've got a little over 600 books listed. It's slow going, but as soon as my CueCat shows up, I expect the work to speed up quite a bit.
Well, I should say all our books because, as I said on my LT profile, some of the books were actually acquired by my husband, some by myself, and some by the two of us together. I only list books we own – not library books, or books I intend to buy or would like to buy. I have a "wish list" of books that I keep separately, in one of my journals, but I wouldn't include those books in my LT listing.
I'm cataloguing all the books we own – not just the ones I've read. I figure we've got at least a couple thousand books here at home with us, and something over a thousand more in storage.
I think if I got rid of one of the books that I'd catalogued, I'd delete the title from my listing. Which means, I suppose, that I'll have to hold on to all the books I post reviews of – not that many, so far. But it hasn't become a problem yet and I don't think it will, since getting rid of books isn't something I do very often!
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