I‘m an avid reader, but I’m not one of those people who likes to read a book more than once. I really don’t like bringing a book home, sitting down to read, and recognizing after a few pages that I’ve read it before. The more books I read, the harder it has become to remember the exact name and author when I think of one in conversation with a friend and want to recommend it.
About the time I first thought of writing the code for Have I Read That?, I was also in the position of not having much in the way of a portfolio; the majority of one-off programs and web sites I had built up until then were restricted to companies or individuals who weren’t in a position to let my potential clients check out their fancy web sites. So I set up Have I Read That? both to satisfy my own need to keep track of what I’ve read, and as a sample for potential clients. As a free web-based program, it is subject to the limitations of the other password-protected sites and programs I’ve built thus far.
A Free On-line List for Books You’ve Read or Plan to Read
What four-letter word do you use when you discover that the interesting book you picked up is one you already read?
What do you do when you can’t recall the name of that book you wanted to recommend to a friend?
How do you handle the interview question, “What was the last novel you read?” in an intelligent and impressive way when your mind suddenly goes completely blank?
TrackItWeb’s Have I Read That? Is the Answer
Have I Read That? is a free, secure, on-line database that you can use to keep track of the books you’ve read and the books you plan to read.
- Have I Read That? is free!
- Keep a list of books you’ve read and plan to read.
- Rate books you’ve read.
- Keep notes with each book.
- Search your lists by date, author, title, genre, rating, and notes.
- Recommend books to your friends using Have I Read That?’s social networking features.