What to do when you’re taking one week’s overdue leave and you can’t really go anywhere that doesn’t seem forced. With one week – you just get there, begin to unwind, then it’s time to come back.

Just a week of no commitments (relatively speaking) is a vacation in itself. I decided to catalogue my library – doesn’t sound much like a holiday, does it? I have been wanting to do this for years, however, and LibraryThing (see www.librarything.com) makes it so easy.

Just go to the site, enter the ISBN (or author and title – even part title) and, if it’s on Amazon or in one of 45 online library catalogues, it does the rest for you – even showing a picture of the front cover – great for us visual types. If none of these have the title you’re trying to enter, you can add it manually. You have the option of inserting your own reference tags and linking and dialoguing with other users. Write and compare reviews. See the stats of your own library.

I’ve catalogued almost 1000 books with about half as many to go. Would have done more except that I kept on stopping to browse books I’d forgotten I had. I invite you to step into my library at www.librarything.com/catalog/djryle