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1reading_fox
març 8, 2007, 2:00pm

Any body read Alexander Mccall Smith's 44 Scotland St?

I'm completely at a loss for how to tag it. Currently its got my three letter author tag and that's it. It could get Scotland or Edinborugh but I don't tag by place, as most of my library is fantasy or SF and as such it isn't relevant.

2lilithcat
març 8, 2007, 2:04pm

Well, what do you tag by?

Is there a term for novels based on newspaper columns? "Episodic novel"? Tales of the City is another such work, and I see that some people have tagged that "short stories".

3reading_fox
març 8, 2007, 2:10pm

I tag by genre normally, but I'll be expanding that into themes sometime in the not-too-distant future. Plus sort tags.

Scotland street has got some tags as detective an mystery but that doesn't quite seem right to me. Maybe episodic novel. I'll think about it.

4rebeccanyc
març 8, 2007, 2:16pm

I tag fiction by time period (e.g., "20th century fiction" and, if not originally in English, by country or general area, e.g., "French literature," "South American literature." I also tag genre fiction, e.g., "mystery." But the beauty of LT is that you can tag however you want to.

5reading_fox
març 8, 2007, 2:25pm

"But the beauty of LT is that you can tag however you want to."

I know. But in this particular instance I'm struggling for inspiration. Somewhat how I felt when reading the book to be honest.

6lilithcat
març 8, 2007, 3:43pm

> 3

44 Scotland Street is definitely not a mystery, or a detective novel. I wonder if people just used that relying on tags from other series by Smith?

7reading_fox
març 8, 2007, 3:52pm

hmm its also got african which is definetly crossover from another series. The numbers show fiction - thanks thats really helpful - Scotland and in Tied third place -UNread.

So I can't even use inspiration from others' tags.

8aluvalibri
març 8, 2007, 3:57pm

I tagged it "fiction, contemporary, Scotland"