Managing Books Read

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 31 2020 6:20 PM

i am interested in how other Logos users keep track of the books in their Logos library that they have read, are in the process of reading, or plan to read.  What do you do to keep track of these?  Thanks. 

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2020 7:01 PM

I tag by my initials and year. So does my wife. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2020 9:09 PM

I tag them FINISHED, READING, and TOREAD, respectively.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 1 2020 11:34 AM

Michael Kinch:
i am interested in how other Logos users keep track of the books in their Logos library that they have read, are in the process of reading,

I sort by reading status in the library pane.

Michael Kinch:
or plan to read.

I add the #ReadLater tag and/or add to my Favourites.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 1 2020 1:19 PM

I tag them Read, Reading, and ToRead.

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 1 2020 1:30 PM

I keep track by listing them in the "layouts" section. This has worked very well for me.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 1 2020 4:33 PM

Matt Hamrick:

I tag them Read, Reading, and ToRead.

This doesn't work, because Read is a substring of Reading and ToRead, so if you filter your library by mytag:Read, you'll get all of the Reading and ToRead ones as well. That's why I use FINISHED, READING, and TOREAD. All unique strings, none of which is a substring of another.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 5:05 AM
Michael Kinch:
i am interested in how other Logos users keep track of the books in their Logos library that they have read, are in the process of reading, or plan to read.
There is a new feature of the mobile apps called "read later." There is a tag which gets added to the book (I it is #ReadLater ... they changed it a time or two in beta testing). You can add books to this list from the mobile app OR by adding the appropriate tag in the desktop app.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 5:14 AM

Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions.  How do I access the option in mobile apps?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 5:56 AM

Michael Kinch:
How do I access the option in mobile apps?

  • You must have the latest L9 mobile app.
  • I believe you need to have purchased L9 or have a FC subscription
  • To add a book, click on the book's "kebob" (three circles) menu from within the library and select "Add to Read Later"
  • To view the "read later" list, select the "reading" tab in the library and choose the "read later" group
  • You can add books to the list from within the desktop app by applying the appropriate tag 

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 6:49 AM

JT (alabama24):

Michael Kinch:
How do I access the option in mobile apps?

  • You must have the latest L9 mobile app.
  • I believe you need to have purchased L9 or have a FC subscription
  • To add a book, click on the book's "kebob" (three circles) menu from within the library and select "Add to Read Later"
  • To view the "read later" list, select the "reading" tab in the library and choose the "read later" group
  • You can add books to the list from within the desktop app by applying the appropriate tag 

Thanks JT

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Armin | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 9:07 AM

Rosie Perera:

This doesn't work, because Read is a substring of Reading and ToRead, so if you filter your library by mytag:Read, you'll get all of the Reading and ToRead ones as well. That's why I use FINISHED, READING, and TOREAD. All unique strings, none of which is a substring of another.

I think this might have changed. I use Read, CurrentlyReading, WantToRead, MustRead. When I filter my library using mytag:Read, only those books that have the tag "Read" are displayed.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 9:40 AM

JT (alabama24):

Michael Kinch:
How do I access the option in mobile apps?

  • You must have the latest L9 mobile app.
  • I believe you need to have purchased L9 or have a FC subscription
  • To add a book, click on the book's "kebob" (three circles) menu from within the library and select "Add to Read Later"
  • To view the "read later" list, select the "reading" tab in the library and choose the "read later" group
  • You can add books to the list from within the desktop app by applying the appropriate tag 

Plus, in the mobile library, you can multi-select, and then assign 'read later' to all the selected.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 10:01 AM

I use tagging something like: ReadSlow2024, Skim2021, ReadIntro, ReadInBus ...

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