Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
ficbot
Wizard
ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,384
Karma: 4115574
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Glo, iPad/iPhone
Sub-categories for 'mystery'?

One of my March Break projects this year is getting everything I have in Calibre tagged, sorted and organized with summaries and cover art. I want to make it easy to find things myself, and if I am recommending books to others (my sister reads ebooks too). One of the things I am struggling with as my collection grows is having so many books in each category (I have over 800 ebooks when you count in the free ones). Mystery seems to be an especially full category. I am sorting out the 'paranormal' ones into their own little sub-category, but I need a better way to organize the mysteries so that if I am in the mood for something like Sherlock Holmes, I can browse a different sent of books than if I am in the mood for Janet Evanovich. Ideas for sub-categories I can add to my mystery collection to make browsing easier?
ficbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
Zipr
Zealot
Zipr began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 99
Karma: 30
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Grapevine, TX
Device: Sony PRS505
I have a lot of mysteries that are serial. So, I use the series feature in Calibre.
Travis McGee
Harry Bosch
Kate Brannigan
etc, etc.
Zipr is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 03-10-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
Terisa de morgan
Wizard
Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Terisa de morgan ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Terisa de morgan's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,050
Karma: 1790378
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Device: Kobo Mini, iPhone, iPad, Kobo Aura, Galaxy Tab3 8
Cozy Mystery: Amateur sleuth, generally series...
Terisa de morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
poohbear_nc
The X-Mods!
poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.poohbear_nc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
poohbear_nc's Avatar
 
Posts: 26,848
Karma: 45087967
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Device: Every Kindle Ever Made & To Be Made + Kobo Aura + Nexus7.2!
These are categories used by Felony & Mayhem publishers to categorize their titles. You could run author subcategories under each heading, or time periods.

*
*
The Felonious Book Categories
Traditional
Foreign
Espionage
British
Historical
Hard-Boiled
Vintage

*
poohbear_nc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #5
Patricia
Reader
Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Patricia's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,527
Karma: 1728458
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Wales, UK
Device: Sony PRS-500, PRS-505, Asus EEEpc 4G
Cosy/Cozy
hard-boiled
police procedural
Scandinavian
Patricia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 12:24 PM   #6
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 60,938
Karma: 38134837
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
"Crime" and "Mystery" are two overlapping, but distinct, categories. Not all mysteries involve crimes, and not all crimes involve mysteries. The categories that have been proposed above all seem to be categories of crime, rather than mystery.
HarryT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 12:35 PM   #7
TC Beacham
Great Beach Reads!
TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TC Beacham ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
TC Beacham's Avatar
 
Posts: 202
Karma: 300000
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: Kindle 2
Female sleuth is often a separate category.
TC Beacham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 01:07 PM   #8
ficbot
Wizard
ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ficbot ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,384
Karma: 4115574
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Glo, iPad/iPhone
Thanks
ficbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 06:11 PM   #9
GA Russell
Riders win the Grey Cup!
GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GA Russell's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,443
Karma: 12617319
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: jetBook Lite, Kindle 4
I read what I thought was an interesting comment about the police procedural genre: Movies and their styles are based upon books. But in the case of the police procedural, the movie (and television show) came first.

The first police procedural was the movie The Naked City, followed promptly by the TV show Dragnet. Then came the books.
GA Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #10
Patricia
Reader
Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Patricia ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Patricia's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,527
Karma: 1728458
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Wales, UK
Device: Sony PRS-500, PRS-505, Asus EEEpc 4G
Quote:
Originally Posted by GA Russell View Post
I read what I thought was an interesting comment about the police procedural genre: Movies and their styles are based upon books. But in the case of the police procedural, the movie (and television show) came first.

The first police procedural was the movie The Naked City, followed promptly by the TV show Dragnet. Then came the books.
Debatable, I think.
For example the Frank Froest books (died 1930) that I uploaded recently were written by a retired detective, are police procedurals, but predate television.
Patricia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 08:24 PM   #11
GA Russell
Riders win the Grey Cup!
GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GA Russell ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GA Russell's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,443
Karma: 12617319
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: jetBook Lite, Kindle 4
Patricia, you seem to have the evidence! Maybe the author of the article I read had (like me) never heard of Frank Froest.
GA Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 02:46 AM   #12
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 60,938
Karma: 38134837
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
Many of the "Dr. Thorndyke" books by R. Austin Freeman are also the very epitome of the "police procedural", too. Eg, the very first one, "The Red Thumb Mark", is a classic of the genre.
HarryT is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Classic Categories thewolfe Barnes & Noble NOOK 2 07-28-2010 03:28 PM
different database for different categories reup Calibre 3 06-20-2010 11:25 AM
Categories? river Calibre 3 06-21-2009 02:21 PM
How do you assign categories?? mrsp Fictionwise eBookwise 5 12-20-2007 12:20 PM
What are your COLLECTION categories? Sexton Blake Sony Reader 25 03-22-2007 03:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:18 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.