Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Thingers!

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Today's question is about tags- do you tag? How do you tag? How do you feel about tagging- do you think it would be better to have standardized tags, like libraries have standardized subject headings, or do you like the individualized nature of tagging? What are your top 5 tags and what do they say about your collection or your reading habits?

I do tag! I don't believe I started doing it right when I joined Librarything but for awhile now I've done it like clockwork once I get a good number of new books into my library I tag them all.

I tag everything from the genre of book, to how much I paid for it (if it was really really cheap), to if it's an ARC to when I read it or if I haven't read it. I also write where I bought a book in the comments box if I remember.

I think I would like to have a set of standarized tags applied once a book was entered but also have the choice to edit them myself or add to them. I think that would be nice.

Top Five Tags: (man this first one is horrible!)
1. TBR (185) (I need to stop buying and read these darn things!)
2. Fiction (163) (Fiction that isn't Chick Lit or Young Adult Fiction)
3.Reference (97) (Something that isn't meant to be read straight through, a lot of art/design books)
4. Collection (93) (Anything from short stories to Artist Books to Comic Anthologies)
5.Comics (76) (these range from graphic novels to small little self published comics)


  1. I like your idea about having standardized tags and then being able to edit and add. it's a nice compromise. :-)

  2. Marie-

    Yeah I think it would be nice to have a starting point. Sometimes I have no idea how to tag a book!

  3. Anonymous10:58 PM

    Hmm I never thought about tagging how much I paid for it... I do however have a few tags about old books I got for cheap- and what they're selling for online :)

  4. Anonymous10:59 PM

    I may have to start tagging how much I've spent... it would show me how much money I could be spending on other stuff :) Lol.

  5. Anonymous6:23 AM

    I've noticed a lot of members post books they haven't read yet. That's something I don't do. I wait until I read them and then post it.

  6. kbookreviews- yeah I mainly tag when I've gotten a book for like a dollar or less, or to remember what I got in the dollar bag at a library sale, kinda a high five to myself for buying on the cheap!

    j. kaye- i guess i want an online database of what I physically have in my library, even if it means way too many books i haven't read. it's much easier to browse my collection online than dig through all my shelves, that's probably a bad sign isn't it!


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