Now, I'm not sure I have it in me to rainbow all my books (mostly because Lilac has hoarded quite a few of the books and I don't want to get in trouble if I mess with HER books in hopes of adding them to the organization.)
Oh, and also I'm kind of lazy….that's another reason I'm hesitant to jump into a giant book organizing-fest. BUT-- I think I could do the app thing. That would at least help me know what books I already own, so I would stop buying duplicate copies of things…it is kind of a problem.
So, here's the scoop. I've been checking out 2 apps. They both allow you to scan the ISBN/bar code of a book and then catalog, etc.
First, there's Book Crawler. I downloaded the free version and so far I like it. Books are easy to scan. I can rate them, mark if I own them, and there's a place to list what collection they are in-- which I guess I could use to list where in my house it's located.
Next I found Book Buddy so I also downloaded the free version of this. It's got the same scanning deal which is nice. There were a few books already entered in which I found odd-- since I don't own them or want them cataloged so I just deleted those ones. This app then allows you to file the books, say rate them, mark if you loaned it to a friend, etc.
So far this one seems a bit less user friendly, but I haven't really done much yet. You can export the books or something-- maybe some more tech savvy should be explaining this!! Anyway, the free version has a 50 book limit! GAH! That's nothing!! And then the full version costs $4.99…so…there's a chance this app and all it's data may be leaving my phone. We'll see. And if either proves to actually be helpful, I'll let you know.