Last fall, I wrote a blog post about using tags at AAR, which you can find under the Vox Populi tab on the main website. (Using Tags to Find Books You Love) Everything I said in that post remains true, such as the lack of any kind of systematic purpose to my tags and the caution against using them for academic/statistical/analytical purposes. […]
In several recent blog post comments, I’ve shared links to AAR tags. I’d like to talk a little bit more about the project to improve and standardize tags in our database, and to share some direct links for using them. […]
Yesterday, I shared our tag system. Today, I want to share more of the tags we use the most often.
Time settings: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Arthurian, The Anarchy Matilda of vs. Stephen, Norman Conquest, 1500s, Tudor, Elizabethan, 1600s, English Civil War, Georgian, Colonial US romance, American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War, Reconstruction Era, Victorian, Gilded Age, 1900s, 1910s, World War I, 1920s, 1930s, World War II, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Modern Historical (any novel set after World War II but not written at the same time) […]
For years I’ve kept a Word document to track the many print books I read. It includes such details as title, author, date read, and grade as well as links to my personal reviews. My dear document has grown to 64 pages with hundreds of links. It’s unwieldy and most certainly not a perfect system, but it is overwhelming to even think about changing course at this stage of the game. But despite the fact that it remains a fairly reliable list, it’s not a place for tracking my audiobooks. Not only would they get lost among my hundreds of print books but additional tracking for items such as narrator, length, and version is required.
However, building a reliable audiobook list has proven to be a personal trial for years with more failures than successes. I sometimes make an attempt to track audiobooks through my Audible library […]