From: "Sébastien Gendre" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Tips on using Org-mode to manage a reading list
Date: Mon, 16 May 2022 23:18:49 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
I want to use Org-mode to manage a reading list and I'm looking for
My goals are to:
* List books and articles I want to read
* Track books I have to buy and which I already own
* Track books and articles I have read
* Take notes on books I have read
The following is what I plan to do.
The idea is to use an Org-mode heading for each book and the
properties of the books become the ones of the Org-mode heading. The
synopsis of the book can be in the body of the heading.
* TO-READ Four Futures - Life After Capitalism
:Title: Four Futures - Life After Capitalism
:Author: Peter Frase
:Publisher: Verso Books
An exhilarating exploration into the utopias and dystopias that
could develop from present society
I can then structure my Org-mode file like I want. Here, the first
level headings are:
In the "Books" heading I have the headings "Non-fiction" and
To track the status of the books, I set the following for the Org-mode
* READ (DONE state)
For adding new books, I can use Org-capture with a custom template.
The captured book can be saved inside an "Inbox" Org-mode file, then
moved to its destination heading with Org-refile.
For searching a book inside the file, I can use "Sparse Trees" or
If I get the digital version of the book, I can attach it to its
corresponding heading with Org-attach.
And for taking notes, I can create headings inside the book heading.
Using Emacs narrow to focus on it. If I get the digital version of the
book, I can use Org-noter.
End of description.
Do you have any suggestions or idea ?
I don't know how to manage books with several volumes.
Do I create a heading for each volumes ?
Do I create one heading for the whole collection ?
The first is easy with 2 or 3 volumes, but not when I got 23 or more in a collection.
Do you have idea to manage borrowing and loaning books ?
Thank you in advance. :)
next reply other threads:[~2022-05-16 21:48 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-05-16 21:18 Sébastien Gendre [this message]
2022-05-16 21:22 Tips on using Org-mode to manage a reading list Sébastien Gendre
2022-05-16 23:28 ` William Denton
2022-05-17 0:08 ` Sébastien Gendre
2022-05-17 4:14 ` Greg Minshall
2022-05-17 4:50 ` Samuel Wales
2022-05-17 0:42 ` William Denton
2022-05-18 12:07 ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-05-29 14:47 ` Christian Heinrich
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