chibeth: can you tell me whether Excel allows you to cross-reference? In other words, rearrange the chart to sort the list in different ways?
So is a private blog really private?
You sure can. I use Excel. (I started with Lotus 123 but switched to Excel when I got my Mac.) My spreadsheet is split into the following categories: Title, Author, Illustrator, Format (picture book, novel, etc.), Genre, Subject, Imprint, Publisher, Adult/Children, Print/Audio. I do a lot of rearranging if someone asks for books on certain topics, or particular genre. Excel works well for me, but I'm not sure if it would be the best choice if you want to enter larger chunks of text (summaries/reviews). It may work just fine, but I've never tried it. The combo of title, genre, and subject are usually enough to remind me of the plot.
My daughter set up an Excel spreadsheet (thanks Sarah Miller for the idea months ago) to keep track of our home library.I use goodreads (www.goodreads.com) and there is an area for reviews as well as an area for private notes. I believe that this could be kept private if you didn't add any friends. There is an easy way to print up your book lists. I use it to see what my friends are reading and get great ideas for books I might not have found other ways. It might meet your needs if a spreadsheet doesn't do all you want.
My reader's notes are technical--about structure, the handling of character, subject matter, strengths and weaknesses, type of humor, similarities to other writers--as well as personal response to the book. I need space and privacy, and I'm going to see if I can follow chibeth's suggestion of linking Excel with files in Word.
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Page created in 0.199 seconds with 30 queries.