Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FictFact - Book series database

I first heard about FictFact when reading Lesa's Book Critiques last month.   I knew I immediately had to check it out.   I soon fell in love and had to share with several of my reading friends and immediately got them hooked too.    Now that I've been using it for awhile, it's time to talk to all of you in blog land and get you hooked.

The great thing about fictfact is that you can easily follow any series that you want. It isn't just for mysteries, like one of my other favorite sites Stop, You're Killing Me!.  It's not specific to a genre, it covers them all.  I've followed series that range from mysteries to romance to fiction to young adult.

Directly from the horses mouth, here's how fictfact describes themselves (taken from their about me page):

  • You read books in series.
  • You want to keep track of what to read next.
  • You want recommendations on what to read next.
  • You want to know when new books are coming out.

If you are like me, you get confused as to which book you need to read next in a series.  This site keeps it all organized for you.  You can follow a series, then mark books as read.  Then when you want to know what book is next in the series, you just look it up on their website and it tells you which one you need to read. Or, and I just found this out playing on the website, you can print off the list of books you have to read next in a series. freaking cool is that!  I need to hurry up and add all my series so I can print that list out and keep by my books!

I like that my home pages shows me a brief snapshot of which books I need to read next, and which series have books being released soon.  I also like that I can get recommendations on other series.

I'm already following 80 series.  I know I have a lot more to follow, so far I've been slowly adding the series as I read a book in a series or as I stalk my contacts/friends on factfict and see what series they are following. However now that I found I can print the list of books to read next, I need to hurry up and add all my series.

Sound interesting?  Don't just take my word for it, check out the website for yourself.   And once you sign up, feel free to add me as a contact:
(Don't worry..I know you are going to click on the link just to stalk my profile and see what series I'm currently following.  I know, because I would do the same to you. haha)


Coffeymuse said...

I love this site! I keep telling everyone about it also. I am Coffeymuse if you wish to stalk me and I have 178 series. I just keep adding-help!

Kris said...

Coffeymuse - I've added you as a contact, for future stalking pleasure. lol I have a feeling I would be close to 178 too if I actually added all the series I read or wish to read. At least you know you aren't alone. haha

MissSoleil said...

Thank you for posting about FictFact! I've never heard of it before, and as soon as I saw what the site was about, I signed up! Much nicer for tracking my series than an Excel spreadsheet! :)

Literary Feline said...

Thanks for the link, Kris! I love Stop, You're Killing Me! but it would be nice to have somewhere to go for all those non-mystery series. I hadn't heard of this site before. Bookmarking it now!

Kris said...

MissSoleil - it is much easier than Excel isn't it? Mostly because somebody else does inputs the info..all you have to do is follow the series and mark the books as read. lol

Kris said...

Literary Feline - Exactly! It's great to have all the non-mystery series books listed too.