Today I’m rambling still trying to get organized, but at least moving in the right direction (or was that the left direction, oh well).
The artwork (I borrowed from Romance Author, Terry Spear's blog) depicts how I feel at times trying to get organized, so I’ve decided that being scatterbrained and befuddled isn’t all that bad. It seems to be a permanent state of being for me anyway. And, it does tend to make life interesting.
I have a couple of items I want to take care of and then I have a question/favor to ask of you. First I want to thank Maryann at It's Not All Gravy for presenting me with the You Are
My Sunshine Supportive Commenter Award. Maryann has a beautiful blog and if you haven’t visited, please be sure to do so. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks so much Maryann.
I’d like to pass this along to all who visit and comment here. Without you I’d just be writing to myself. Thanks for taking time to stop by.
Next I have some winners to announce. Drum roll, please. Congratulations goes to: Yvonne B. of Alabama, Armenia F. of Texas, Ann of Cozy in Texas, Christine H. of Missouri and Sigrun S. of Canada for winning a copy of Cara Elliott’s latest release, TO SURRENDER TO A ROGUE (ISBN:9780446541312).
Now for my question/favor. Has anyone heard of or is anyone using Calibre to keep track of your books? I find a post about Calibre on the Dear Author blog and it talked about how you can not only keep up with your e-books (which it is designed for), but also your print books.
I don’t have a Kindle or Nook, but I have several e-books in PDF form on my computer that I’m reading for reviews. I don’t have so many that it is hard to keep up with. However, when it comes to print books - now that is a completely different story.
I downloaded the Calibre program from the Dear Author link, but I haven’t installed it yet. I was hoping to find someone that has used it to see if it really works. Years ago I found a program to help keep track of print books, but it only accepted so many entries and once you got to that you had to purchase a full version. When I reached that point I tried to purchase the full version but the link and e-mail noted in the program no longer worked.
I realize to input all the information about each book into a program will take time. But, in the long run I think it will help (if the program works right) to know exactly what books I have so that I don’t purchase a duplicate copy (like I have done several times).
With this blog I am reading more books each month than I use to. I don’t have a listing of the books that I’ve read or what date I finished them. I wish I had. I’ll have to go back and do some checking to see if I can get close to the date I finished the books.
I really started thinking about it this week having received several packages of books to review in the coming weeks. It would also help me keep the books in order of what needs to be read when. I have a number of great books from authors that I’m also working in between the reviews I’ve promised.
There are just so many great books to read and so little time. I feel like a kid at Christmas when the books come in and I open the packages. I want to read that book right then and I feel that way about everyone I receive.
Thinking about all the books I had a difficult decision to make this week.
I was thrilled and delighted to find out that I had won an Amazon gift card giveaway from Dorte at DJS KRIMIBLOG. I started browsing Amazon to pick a book and realized I couldn’t. There are way too many wonderful books from great authors I’ve meet in blogdom to select from. So I decided on my second choice - classic movies.
I found a DVD of an old classic that I always enjoy watching every chance I get. It’s not played that often anymore and compared to the new sci-fi thrilled it probably pales in comparison but in its day…. I’m eagerly waiting the arrival of THEM. Anyone know this movie?
Thanks Dorte. I’ll enjoy watching this classic and know it came from a new friend far, far away in Denmark. If you haven’t visited Dorte’s blog, be sure to do so. She’s expanding into cozy mysteries from American authors.
Well, I’ve rambled on for enough today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting for awhile. Tomorrow author Jackie Lee Miles will drop by to talk about her latest release ROSEFLOWER CREEK. Remember if you smile, you’ll make people wonder what you’re up to. :) :)