How Would You Categorise These Books?

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How Would You Categorise These Books?

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1FirstWord
Nov 25, 2016, 1:51am

Hi, I'm a perpetual reader of investment books and am unsure how to categorise certain types. For example: financial market history. Specifically, Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age. Should this book fall under History, Biography, both or something different? For now I've gone simply with Narrative after a bit of Google searching. The same might be said for Michael Lewis' book, Liar's Poker and Janet Gleeson's, The Moneymaker. They are each about a real person, yet but also about a point in time or significant event(s). Akin to this I'm reading books about past financial bubbles and am looking for a suitable genre to classify them within my main Investment Genre. I thought I'd ask for any suggestions. Thanks.

2bluepiano
Nov 25, 2016, 4:28am

"Greed"?

Do you mean how to shelve them or how to tag them? I have trouble sometimes determining a tag for a book & usually end up choosing by whether the book seems largely more history than biography or vice versa. And on one hand I tend to shelve books with the same subject together even if some are tagged "history", some "sociology", etc. & on the other I use tags to find a given book so I added another tag "shelved with similar books" in that case.

3FirstWord
Nov 25, 2016, 4:32am

Hi blue, tagging as a genre. On my literal shelf they will sit within investment arranged by author.

4bluepiano
Nov 25, 2016, 6:19am

Would you not give in & use multiple tags for a book? "Wall Street, autobiography", "investment, bubble, history" e.g.? Your library is at the moment small enough that you could do this without creating a tags page too cluttered to be handy.

5FirstWord
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6lilithcat
Nov 25, 2016, 9:14am

I agree with >4 bluepiano:; use multiple tags. It's a rare book in my catalog that has only one.

7lorax
Nov 28, 2016, 10:09am

Akin to this I'm reading books about past financial bubbles and am looking for a suitable genre to classify them within my main Investment Genre.

Why not just classify them as "Financial Bubbles"? That's one of my tags on Tulipomania and the most relevant for your purposes.

8FirstWord
Dez 23, 2016, 2:51am

Hi Guys,

Multiple Tags is correct, of course. But...

I did find the answer to my Genre challenge. The correct genre (according to Google) for my Investment Narratives of history would be 'Histiography'.

So the Genre flow chart would read as such: Non-Fiction > Narrative > Historigraphy.
Thematic: Investment.
Subject: John Law.

I've posted the Google links here for scrutiny:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_writing_genres
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrative

Cheers.