Book ‘Em

Inspired, in part, by the new bookshelves which we lovingly filled with books last night, grouping them by author, theme or generally vague link, I thought I’d sit down today and arrange my Kindle books into categories, or collections, to make them easier to manage.

I have already made a start on this on one of my old Kindles, but I thought I’d get it all tidied up so that if I wanted to sit down with my Kindle Fire and read, say, a 007 novel I could find them without too much faff.

It turns out I have a lot of Kindle books.

There’s 1129 of the suckers. And they’re the ones that aren’t in collections. There’s another few hundred already neatly tucked away behind a character, author or genre heading.

Amazon lists 200 books per page on my account. That’s still six long pages to go through in order to group the books.

To say it’s a daunting task would be an understatement.

But it kind of needs to be done. There are series that I have read exclusively on Kindle that I don’t know where I’m up to anymore. And making a collection is so much easier than doing a search through the library, which can – and does – throw up things you struggle to understand has a link to the search topic.

I have, as of close of play today, sorted out a grand total of 1 of the 1129 books.

Just one. It was the one at the top of the list. It seemed like a good place to start. But once I’d done that, it was like the other 1128 books stretched in front of me like a never-ending tunnel of terror.

I will get round to it. I will organise my books like no-one has ever organised books before. It might just take a while.

Probably longer than it would take to read all the actual books.

Especially as I seem to keep buying new ones..