Category talk:Books

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I think we should differentiate between Books and Articles and create a seperate Category for the latter. Opinions? --Earendilyon 15:15, 14 June 2006 (EDT)

Heh, this is something I was debating with your latest entry :) I agree, a category for Books and another for Articles would be great. What about Essays? Would those be considered articles? I'm specifically thinking Ardamir's essays. --Hyarion 15:20, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
I mean by articles, the articles you'd find in magazines on Tolkien (or fantasy) or in books; you know those books with one or more editors with articles of several author on closely related subjects. I think Essay is a more specific term, while Article ís more broad. --Earendilyon 15:38, 14 June 2006 (EDT)

New categories[edit]

Since I'm working quite a lot with the books on Tolkien Gateway, I'm thinking about creating more categories. How about "Humoristic books" (for Sellamillion, Bored of the Rings, etc)? Other suggestions for categories would also be appreciated. --Morgan 20:43, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Maybe "books by author"? -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:20, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
At least for the prolific authors (like Tom Shippey, who already have a "Books by Tom Shippey"). Many authors of Tolkien-related books just publish one or two books (we would have a very large amount of sub-categories in the "Books by author", with just one or two books in each sub-category!). Personally, I prefer manually typing a bibliography on each author's page, which also provides the reader an overview of published articles and other media. --Morgan 08:13, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I've found that "Books about J.R.R. Tolkien" is difficult: (1) many books deal both with the life of Tolkien and his writings (of course) - do these belong here? (2) The category is too large. Instead, I would suggest "Scholarly books", a categoy for books relating to Tolkien which are either written by academic scholars or which can be said to qualify as such. Opinions? --Morgan 12:38, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Okey, I've done a major clean-up of the Category:Books. Hope I didn't mess up things too much ;-) --Morgan 23:15, 16 May 2010 (UTC)