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Old 09-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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I often alternate reading 2 or more books, but with all those books in the list can't remember which one I put down if it's been a couple weeks. I did add a "Read" column with the Y/N type to find and sort out those I finished.

Today I discovered the Y/N has 3 settings. A Checkmark (Y), a Red X (N) and a blank (neither). I simply use the Red X for my in-progress books and when finished change it ti the check so I don't leave stragglers.
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I often alternate reading 2 or more books, but with all those books in the list can't remember which one I put down if it's been a couple weeks. I did add a "Read" column with the Y/N type to find and sort out those I finished.

Today I discovered the Y/N has 3 settings. A Checkmark (Y), a Red X (N) and a blank (neither). I simply use the Red X for my in-progress books and when finished change it ti the check so I don't leave stragglers.
That is the one I tend to use.
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Today I discovered the Y/N has 3 settings. A Checkmark (Y), a Red X (N) and a blank (neither). I simply use the Red X for my in-progress books and when finished change it ti the check so I don't leave stragglers.
I' very happy with my "Read status" custom column with multiple values. Here's how I do it:

Add a custom column. Enter the values shown in the screenshot, enter a comma-separated list of whichever options you want.

On some readers you can also use such a column to create collections or shelves on your reader, I find this *very* handy for managing my reading queue. Mine's a PRS-650, it works very well to keep track of them all

I'm considering adding another option for books I'd like to buy.
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