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On 8/10/2014 9:50 AM, Oogie McGuire wrote
If I were doing your system I'd do the following:
Book table
      number of pages
      Foreign key links to an authors table and a series table
      boolean read or not or else a link to a table read status see below
      Name of series like Dragons of Pern or Harry Potter
Read status

Linking should be by query.

When you design that table for Series, remember:

The same work can be in two or more series. For example: James Legge's 2
volume series _The Sacred Texts of Daoism_ was also part of Max Muller's
50 volume series _The Sacred Texts of the East_.

A series can have two or more authors. For example, _Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine_ contains books written by half a dozen different authors.

Books set in the same world need not be part of a series, even though
marketing mistakenly claims that they are a series. For example: Anne
McCaffrey's _P.E.R.N._ novels.

Consider how you'll handle spin-of series. For example: _Star Trek: The
Next Generation_ alongside _Star Trek: Deep Space Nine_, alongside _Star
Trek: Corp of Engineers_, etc.

Consider how you'll handle trilogies such as Douglas Adams _The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_, (Officially, it is a trilogy in five
parts, or six parts, if _And Another Thing..._ is included in that trilogy.)

For the Read Status table, you might also want to have tags for
"reread", and "acquired".


FWIW, the typical "heavy reader" will take 210 years to read a million
*  "Heavy Reader" being defined as reading 17 books per year.
*  A book is defined as 280 pages (64,000 words) long.

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