Last month I talked about how I organize my Goodreads shelves. This week I thought I’d talk about how I organize my ereader. In summary: it’s a mess.
Similar to my conundrum about not knowing what Goodreads shelves to use, I have no good idea about how to organize my ereader. I have a Sony ereader (yay, I got it working again and didn’t replace it), which means I add my books to collections in order to group them. I have never figured out a system to use.
I have very few collections. Basically, I have:
- For review
- Must read (books I am committed to reviewing that month)
- Series (books 2 and later)
- Wishlist (books that appeared first on my wishlist, but that I know own)
And that’s it. Almost everything is just grouped into one main unread collection.
As a mood reader, this system is horrible. I need to figure out a system to organize my books, probably by genre, so that I can find the right type of book for my mood.
The only good thing I do is that after I read a book, I delete it from my ereader. I have a backup on my computer for books I own, so my ereader contains only unread books. There are currently 305 books on my ereader. The very idea of taking the time to organize that many books almost hurts.
So I want to know, how do you organize the books on your ereader? Any ideas or tips you could give me? I’d love to hear them.