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Subject: The "Useful Tags" Thread
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 1:50 PM ET
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OK, there has been a lot of discussion about the tags, so let's make a thread that lists tags that will be "universally helpful". Here are some of mine:

  • Main characters of books (particularly for series books)
  • Dates for historical novels (Such as 1700's, Civil War Era, etc.)
  • Subject matter (Naval history, phorensics, etc.)
  • Book type (Cozy mystery, Cookbook, Cookies, etc.)
  • Location of book (Paris, U.S., Rural Arkansas, whatever)
  • Version of book (Abridged, for example)

Let's add more here! :)



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Date Posted: 11/6/2007 2:03 PM ET
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No. in Series (Ex. 1st in Hannah Swenson Series)

character type (eg. strong woman, older couple...)

 



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Date Posted: 11/6/2007 2:15 PM ET
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Another copule of options:

  • Setting (book shop, art museum, etc.)
  • Career of main character (book store owner, SAHM, etc.)


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Date Posted: 11/6/2007 2:41 PM ET
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Holiday themes (Christmas, Passover, Valentine's Day)

Cultural background (Native American, Jewish American, African American, Asian American)

Sub-genres (cyberworld, space epics, techno thrillers)

Life events (new job, wedding, retirement, high school reunion, adoption )



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Date Posted: 11/6/2007 2:52 PM ET
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Who the translator is. (A number of foreign language books here have no translator listed or the translator is misidentified in the description)

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 6:32 PM ET
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For children's readers, the reading level or suggested age range.

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 10:37 AM ET
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I really enjoy tags for marking different homeschool curriculua publishers.  Also, since some publishers don't use ISBN's (Abeka - grr), and *many* people don't enter HS materials correctly (not designating if it's a student book, a teacher's guide, or an answer key, etc), tags are very helpful to make a note of what the item truly is.

I wish more people would tag the books on their shelves.  It'd be SO helpful when looking at them - especially those w/o photos or any additional info in the detail section.

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 5:49 PM ET
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How about awards won (or nominations)?

Edgar/Agatha/Anthony/Shamus

Hugo/Nebula/Locus

Golden Spur

Newbery/Caldecott

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 10:06 PM ET
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Oh, I like the awards & award nominations idea! We could also add tags for authors who have won the lifetime awards as well. (Such as the Golden Dagger or Nobel Prize for literature.)

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 10:08 PM ET
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Thought of another one: Common names for the series. (Such as Chronicles of Narnia or Dune or Alphabet mysteries)