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Old 08-29-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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Record short-stories on librarything or similar sites?

Since I acquired an ebook reader, I've been reading a small number of stand-alone short-stories (meaning, not in collections).

For those of you who track your readings on librarything or goodreads or similar sites, do you also keep track of the short-stories you read?
I am divided on this question: on the one hand I'd like to keep track of them to be able to remember the authors; on the other hand I write a reading review for each book I read, and I don't want to do that for every short-story as well. Also, I like to know how many books I've read in a given year, and I don't want short-stories to pollute that total.

I'm also open to recommandations on sites on which to get free short-stories. I've only begun to explore the possibilities.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:47 AM   #2
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I notice on Librarything you can create new collections; make one for short stories, maybe? Or just open a text file and add each one as you go, with the link to it if it's online?

Mostly I don't keep track of my reading anymore; I used to, but now if I come across a story I've read before either I recognise it or I don't; if I don't and it doesn't strike me as bad right off, it's probably worth reading again.

There are a number of e-zines out there, and if you like SF there's the likes of http://freesfbest.blogspot.com/, which will point you towards many of the sites out there with SFnal short fiction. Lots of good stuff on that one.
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Thanks for the link, looks exactly like the kind of thing I was looking for.

As for recording short-stories, I guess you're right and creating a collection on librarything is the best approach. However, the French site I'm using for registering the books I've read and writing reviews doesn't support collections...

As I use librarything for my wishlist already, I guess I'll use it also for short-stories.
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