Sunday, 19 May 2013
How do you organise your TBR Pile?
I used to have a shelf dedicated to my review books but when I started running out of space, that was the first shelf to go and then review books got piled up on top of the shelves as that was the only space left for them. For people that DO use this method, I do wish that ALL British publishers would put the publication date on the spine of the ARC's (like the American publishers do) which would make it easier to organise the books in order of release date but that's no longer an issue for me now.
At present, I really have no system apart from choosing what I want to read when I want to read it. Obviously this doesn't help with review copies and if I don't get to the Netgalley books for a while, then no reviews go up and I won't be accepted for books that I really want to read on there. So, with that in mind I've been thinking of alternative ways of being organised. I can say off the bat, that I don't think a paper diary or an electronic diary would work in this instance but what about a database or spreadsheet? It's a little geeky but whatever works, right?! When a review copy comes through the door, it could be entered into an excel spreadsheet that's in order of publication month and then you could see at a glance exactly which books are being published that month. This also works for netgalley books, eARC's and physical ARC's. I can't see any other way of being organised but that's where you come in. I'm interested to know what methods YOU use to stay organised? How do you juggle your bought books, your review copies, your eBooks, your Netgalley books? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave a comment and let's see if we can't come up with a way to do this, a way that will help all book bloggers! I'll post a list of the best suggestions.