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I catalog every book I have ever read, or that I can remember reading with a few exceptions. I do not catalog children's books that I read to my kids. I have left off some from many years ago because my memory is just not that good. I started making a list in 1998, so from there on, my list is very good. I use the "Date Read" field religiously.

I physically own many of the books in my library, but not all. I consider reading a book to be mental ownership, and would like them included in my recommendations.

I have only rated the books that I have read since 1998. I had my own website which cataloged the books very similarly to LT. When I entered a book I tried to get the book a rating based on other books that I read. Basically, my books are sorted from my favorite to my least favorite book that I actually finished. If I don't/won't/can't finish the book, it does not get a rating and I remove it from my catalog. So in my old system, the best book I had read since 1998, "A Prayer for Owen Meany", got assigned a 10, the worst book since 1998 ( I won't list the name here ), gets a 1. All my other books are evenly spaced between 1 and 10. When I joined LT, I converted that scale to the 5 star ratings. When I finish a book, I just have to find out where in my list it should fall, and give it that number of stars. I confess, it is not always easy, and more importantly, my feelings about a book change over time. At one time in my life, I was a big Tom Clancy fan, now, not so much. I try to leave the ratings alone and let them reflect how I felt about the book when I finished it and it was fresh in my mind.
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