Just discover I had a Goodreads account, started and abandoned in 2010. I’ve be finding that I am not recalling the titles of books I read on kindle and thinking about making some tracking notes. I’ll give this another go.

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  1. I use highlights on Kindle and then Clipping.io to manage those. Laura Gibbs put me on to that and it works well when I need to go back to books. Now the Kindle highlights are ‘updated’ they also do not work so well so having a backup is helping me.

    But…

    I am even considering ditching the kindle and going back to (dare I say it) paper!! There is research that shows that recall is not as good when reading digitally. Personal Experience says: I only remember to discuss detail books that I read on paper, Kindle books? I remember my highlights! Because I engaged with them.

    Just some random thoughts about reading. Never tried Good Reads but I am not keen on sharing my reading with others – it is an alone activity I cherish 🙂

    • Hi Mariana, I hear you about paper. I much prefer it. But I mostly read my wife’s books (we share an amazon account). She returns her library books to quickly for my 20 minutes a day reading.

  2. About once a week I stumble into an account I forgot I had. I have a pretty dormant Goodreads one myself. It seemed like a good idea to both organize your own notes on reading and share with others. Another good idea not followed through on. Bryan Alexander uses his well.

    I maybe recall digitally recalling 😉 Barely.

    • Hi Alan,
      I think I want digital recording because I’d lose a note book and can’t read my own writing. My notes would not help other much and will probably be mostly titles.

  3. Replied Just discover I had a Goodreads account, started and abandon… by john (John’s World Wide Wall Display)

    Just discover I had a Goodreads account, started and abandoned in 2010. I’ve be finding that I am not recalling the titles of books I read on kindle and thinking about making some tracking notes. I’ll give this another go.
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    John, I originally tried to use GoodReads, interested in what opportunities it might offer my students, but I found myself simply publishing my reviews to my own blog. I have never done that thing where I share with the world where I am up to with my reading either.
    In regards to highlights and notes, I haven’t used clipping.io to capture my thoughts. Never heard of it, sadly. Instead I used to copy the highlights associated with each book to a Doc. Now with the update that Mariana mentioned you can add them to your Diigo collection. Only done this with one book so far. I like the idea of it, just frustrated that it is not a service that is more open. I guess Clipping.io was that service and they have closed it. What I like about highlights and digital texts in general is the ability to go back and search. I agree that paper maybe better for memory, but I find the ability to easily trawl texts priceless.
    Like Alan, I feel like I regularly stumble upon forgotten services, worse is when you are still paying for them.

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    • Hi Arron, your comment is mark as from last October, but just arrived now!
      I’ve come to the conclusion that my blog is the place for recording my reading and I want to do it micro style, short & sweet.

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