>> Friday, December 10, 2010
I’ve said many times that I have a ton of series that I’ve either started or wanted to start. I do keep track of them on my “To Be Read Spreadsheet”. Yes, it’s a multipage spreadsheet and not a list – I’m THAT geek. I’ve hesitated to admit just how many series there are on that spreadsheet, but now I have a reason to tell you.
Thanks to Swapna at SKrishna’s Books I have found the most wonderful website for series reading addicts. It’s called FictFact. Registration is free and you can find and follow series easily.
Can't remember what book is next? Want to see how many more are in a series? Want to know when the next one is coming out? This is the site for you.
I bit the bullet and dove in. I have set my list to public so that I can share it. There are (gulp) 62 series that I have either started or wanted to start.
In case you missed that number - here it is - loud and proud
That's right - even if I read a book a week from a current series, I won't hit every series in one year. No wonder I feel like I've neglected some of them. Maybe that's a good subject for next month's 'Confessions'.
You can see my list at this link:
FictFact has some wonderful features. I can get notification of upcoming books for those series where I’m waiting for the next one to be published. I can go to one page and see the list of the ‘next book’ in all my series. There isn’t an iphone app, but I can easily bring this page up when I’m at the bookstore. They're also very responsive. I emailed them yesterday afternoon with a couple of questions and suggestions. I heard back by last night and it turns out that one feature I'd asked about is already in the works and that my other suggestion is under consideration.
Another great future is that I’ve been able to connect with a few of my fellow blogging serial readers and can see what series they are reading or have read. This is great because after all, more series to read is just what I need, right?
What about you? Have you added up your current series? Are you willing to admit to a number?