Has this ever happened to you – you bring home a book from the library and when you start reading it, you realize you have read it before? The thought of dragging around a list of “books read” never appealed to me. Although I did meet a gentleman at the library who had a printed list (of many pages) of books he had read! It would have to be constantly re-printed, in order to keep it in alphabetical order, or sorted by author.
I do bring an envelope of clippings of articles on books to watch for when I go to the library. What a mess that is to look through!
So, I thought – how about putting the list on a page on my website and then I could look at the list at the library on my iPod Touch. Wow! What a great idea this is!
I had a head start on a list of books I had read, as I had created one on a spreadsheet, years ago, but I never kept up on it. I was able to get names of some “books read” from the notes in the envelope. My list is not complete, but it I had to start somewhere and now was a good time.
I also have a list of books I want to read. And also a list of my favorite authors. I can hardly wait to try this out the next time I go to the library!
Then, I thought, why not put up a list of movies we’ve watched so that I can access them on my iPod Touch? So when someone asks me, “seen any good movies lately?”, I can just whip out my iPod Touch & flick through the list of movies to jog my memory.
It was easy to get up a list of movies, cuz I’ve been keeping track of the movies we’ve watched since we got Netflix in Dec. 2009.
We recently enjoyed “Fracture” with Anthony Hopkins. A good courtroom drama with suspense.
Another thing I have put on my website – for my own use – is a webpage that has a list of all my favorite links. So, it’s real easy to find all my “private pages” – all I have to do is remember the address of that one page.
I can do that …