There are a number of sources I get my books from: My Bookcrossing friends; Christmas and Birthday presents; Netgalley; Librarything; direct from Publishers and authors; occasionally, just occasionally, I will go and buy one in a shop!
I currently don’t keep an independent track of the books that I’ve picked up along the way. The sites where I usually request books from (netgalley, librarything etc) allow me to mark the books that I’ve won within their own site.
When I “win” something from the publishers on a site like twitter, it’s always a bonus “gift”, doesn’t happen that often, and I like to keep it as a surprise when it turns up! I had got so used to ebooks arriving via email at one point I was surprised when a paperbook actually arrived in the post one day as I’d forgotten I’d even requested it (I couldn’t remember whether I’d won it from a publisher comp on twitter or if I’d requested it on Librarything!).
I’ve played around with a number of tools to keep track of the books I have to read, and where I got them from, but as yet have yet to find one that suits the sheer volume of books I have from various sources! I’ve tried Excel, a database, Evernote etc, but have yet to find the tracking software that caters for a TBR like mine in a way I like!
ETA: following writing this post, I’ve decided on way of tracking things – by using the tag function on Goodreads and Librarything. Since I use the sites to track my bookshelf anyway, it makes sense that when I add a book in, I use an extra tab to track things – so far it’s working well!
How does everyone else track their stuff? Does everyone use Premium Evernonte? What do you do?