Melody

Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your wishlist…

Do you keep a book wishlist, either on paper, Amazon/etc, or via a book database site (Shelfari, GoodReads, LibraryThing)? If yes, do you share this list with others (especially coming up to Christmas)?

With all the great recommendations I get from fellow bookbloggers (or anyone who recommends me a book title for that matter), it is surely hard not to keep a wishlist, hehe. In this case, I keep track of the books I want on a journal (or on a piece of paper if I don't have the journal in hand). I do have an account with Shelfari, GoodReads and LibraryThing, but I use them for different purposes.

For Shelfari, it is a record of the books I own though I have not updated it in a long while! GoodReads is where I share my book reviews besides here on my blog, while LibraryThing is the place where I list my latest acquisitions. I also keep a wishlist on BookMooch so I could mooch the book once it is available.



I will be taking a short break from blogging for the next few days (I am not going anywhere as I will be spending some time with my daughters at home), and I am not sure if I would have the time (or a chance) to be online given that my 1-yr-old is always vying for my attention. I am not even sure if I have the time to read too but I can always try! However, I have some scheduled posts updated for some memes (i.e. Teaser Tuesday, Cover Attraction and Wordless Wednesday) for the next two days so it would not look as if my blog is going on a hiatus. I have just finished reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and I loved it! I have to gather my thoughts before writing a review on it so I am hoping it would be up on Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile, happy reading to you all and I will catch up with everyone once I am back next week!

14 Responses
  1. My wish list is in two places and I really need to consolidate. Now that LibraryThing has a wish list feature, I've been thinking of using that.

    Enjoy your time with your family, Melody!


  2. Melody Says:

    Wendy - I didn't realise LT has a wishlist feature. Thanks for telling me! :)


  3. I keep a wislist in my journal, which I carry always.

    Mondays: Musings/Readings/Mailbox


  4. I'm bad at writing things down. I use Goodreads since I can also track where I found out about a book. My answer is up here


  5. Julia Says:

    It always good to keep a wishlist of recommendation books from friends :)

    You will be miss awhile you are on your short break. I hope you and your daughters are well and that you get back here as quickly :)


  6. caite Says:

    Library Thing is my first choice for all my bookish needs, so I have started using it for my wishlist too...one advantage is that anyone I know who might want to buy me a gift, say a book, can access it.


  7. Violet Says:

    I used to keep track in a journal but I kept loosing it and jotting down book titles on pieces of paper. At one point I found at least 20 pages in my handbag.

    So now, I add them to my wishlist in Goodreads, works well enough for me.


  8. Violet Says:

    Oh and I'll miss you but I hope you enjoy your time with your daughters :)


  9. Alice Teh Says:

    Have a good break, Melody! You know, it's funny that I'm thinking the exact same thing but you've posted it here. I'm thinking of taking a break too but still contemplating about it.

    I use LibraryThing and FB's Visual Books to catalogue all the books I owned and Amazon to keep my wishlist.


  10. Andreea Says:

    Oh, my wishlist is soooooo long! I use Library Thing and Good Reads, but also my notebook.

    I hope you have a good break, Melody. Take care!


  11. Nymeth Says:

    I have a bunch of different wishlists...to be honest I don't want to know what the total number of books I'm coveting is!

    Enjoy your break, Melody, and see you soon!


  12. Iliana Says:

    Enjoy your time with your girls, Melody!

    I do keep a wish list on a program I can use with my iPod but I also keep one on BookMooch so I can mooch books :)


  13. Ceri Says:

    Have a great week, hun.

    I keep my wishlist on Amazon. And it's growing and growing and growing. Eek!

    I can't wait to see your review for The Haunting of Hill House. :-D


  14. Melody Says:

    Thanks, everyone! It's good to have a break, even if it's short... and I sure missed you all! :)