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Old 01-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #226
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Originally Posted by koland View Post

Just stay on your side of the room and practice safe PC'ing until it's gone!

I cataloged nearly all my paper books using a combination of LibraryThing and their cuecat scanner. Makes it a lot easier to do (although still a bit tedious - and you really need a portable notebook computer, so you can do it at the shelves and not have to carry books around). It's one reason I keep the excel spreadsheet, as it also has info on the paper books (which I should enter into Calibre, but have been to lazy to do except for a few). I do try to remember to put audiobooks into Calibre (manually), so that I don't have to search for those, as they are too large to keep on my main computer.

One tip - if you keep your library on dropbox, make sure it isn't in a publicly accessible folder. I've seen reports of people who've had their DB accounts closed, presumably after receiving a takedown notice from someone after finding a file in a google search (most of them were, no doubt, serving files to many people, but it's safer to keep your book files private, just in case).
Goodreads has something like that on their android app. I keep my audiobooks separate on a external because they are so big! Audibles aren't backed up because of DRM but I'm not too worry.

I keep a backup on DB of my Calibre library but it's not the original one. I use a sync program to to keep it all up to date and sync about once a week. I also keep another backup on a external drive.

Good news It turns out it's not the flu but a nasty cold! I am so relieved. I know, I know I am still contagious for 3 days so I will stay right over here but after seeing hubby have the flu two weeks ago I rather have the cold! Now I have to buy a hair dryer. I never use one but going to bed with damp hair made me catch cold.

On even better news I won $50 today on a scratchie. This is the second time in a two week period bringing my book budget to $100. I never win anything so this is a nice change. Now I just need some sales! Hubby is home today. We had a ice storm so the factory is closed. I'm gonna lay back and start a new book on my PW.
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