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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: 10 June 08

Posted by Irish in Misc, Tuesday Thingers2 Comments

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?

My answer:
Do I tag? Yes. I love tags. I think that I might be a little addicted to the whole process. I think that tagging is a great way to organize my books. I love the personalized aspect of it. While I do think that it could be helpful if everyone tagged their books the same I think that would take some of the uniqueness away from LT. I think that a person’s unique way of tagging could lead to some interesting discussions with people that you may not have otherwise talked to….or used as a way to get to know one of your LT friends a little better. Like while browsing teelgee’s catalog I noticed that she was tagging some books as ‘y’. This isn’t a tag that can be easily explained or figured out and I enjoyed hearing her answer. If you want to know what the ‘y’ means then ask her. She’s a wonderful person and if you don’t already know her you’ll soon find out just what makes her so special. She’s one of the many many LTers that you won’t regret making the acquaintance of!

One thing that I would like to see in LT tagging is to have a ready list of tags that I’ve already used pop up as I type….similar to what blogger has. I think that would save me a lot of time having to go back and edit for spelling and/or capitalization errors.

My top five tags are: Fiction (501), fantasy (274), To Be Read (243), Mystery (219), romance (159)

Not sure what that says about me…although I am glad (and yet a little frightened) that my TBR tag isn’t number one….but the high number of it makes me think that I should go on my book ban for longer than September! I’m a self admitted book addict though and I think the withdrawal pangs would be too great if I went for longer than a few months without buying a new book. I also love all sorts of books. Fiction, Fantasy and Mystery. I enjoy a good story. As for Romance….well that doesn’t necessarily mean bodice ripper. I’m a romantic and any book with a good love story (ie Pride and Prejudice) will get this tag.

2 Responses to “Tuesday Thingers: 10 June 08”

  1. J. Kaye Oldner

    I really agree about the tagging is a way to be organized…I just don’t think I have it in my genetic makeup. 🙁