Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Michelle

      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.
Michelle

Moving threads into the specific genre sections..

Recommended Posts

Setting up specific sections for certain genres is something we discussed a while ago, and decided against. When it was suggested again the other day, we've decided to give it a try.. with a larger membership now, it will hopefully work.

 

The biggest problem, however, is deciding what should go where! There are a multitude of genres, and many books cross over into two or more. We're therefore just trying to do our best, use a bit of common sense, and put books where they seem most appropriate.

 

If you feel that something has been moved into the wrong place, or it hasn't been moved, and it should be, by all means let us know. If it's an obvious mistake / omission, it's probably easier to just drop one of us a PM, and we'll deal with it. If it's something a little more complex, or you're not sure, bring it up in this thread, and it can be discussed. :lol:

 

I have one myself actually.. when you see the word 'horror', do you expect only the 'blood and gore' type, or a range? There are quite a few books, for example, about vampires, that aren't traditional horror.. and I'm not exactly sure where they should go!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say 'horror' covers everything spooky, so not just 'blood and gore', but stuff that makes the fine hair at the back of your neck stand up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I struggle with the same thing on my site. For example, what is crime fiction & what is a thriller? Does Anne Perry go into crime or historical fiction? What is modern literature & how do you decide it goes there instead of literary fiction or romance? Stephen King writes horror stories I think, but not exclusively... and so on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Decisions relating to genre are very hard to make, as so many cross over. It is the same with music. Each idea is born of another and everything intermingles. If you asked whether I had read any horror, I would say no, because the Raven Hart books wouldn't spring to mind as horror, but thinking more about them , they do have some very scary events in them, though they come across on the whole as more romantic than horrific. I guess when all is said and done I would expect to find them in the horror section. Where else would they go? I was going to say maybe we could try to define a set of rules for each section, but I know that that is impossible for many books.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Laura (and anyone else), if you're not sure where a thread should go, just put it in 'General Book Discussions' or 'Specific Authors or Books', and it can always be moved if we feel it needs to be. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Raven, I think, just about goes in horror. Kelley Armstrong, however, I don't know about.. it's not really horror, but also not exactly women's fiction.. so should we go for either genre, or leave in the general bit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know either author, but I would say if something doesn't really fit in a particular genre then it's probably better to leave it in general, unless you make the genre more general, such as horror/supernatural.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahh.. I was trying to think of the word.. I think 'supernatural' might help. As I don't want too many genres, wide-ranging is good. Thanks :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

'Specific Authors / Books' and 'Contemporary Fiction' have been merged, and renamed 'Fiction', and it's basically for books which don't fit in the genre sections. As before, if you spot any threads which could be moved into one of the specific genre sections, please let us know.

 

I've also tried adding a section for 'Plays, Poetry and Short Stories'.. if you've previously posted something which should go there (or you spot something) please let us know, and we'll move it. :friends0:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think a definition of 'horror' is if you wouldn't want to read it on a dark winter's night if you were all alone in the house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

×