A group for those who seek out and collect books published by the Easton Press. Also, occasional forays into other similar publishers, such as the Folio Society and the defunct Limited Editions Club,…
Discussion focuses on the unique group of writers who created horror and dark fantasy fiction for Weird Tales, Unknown, Astounding, and other pulp magazines. Included are such leading lights as…
This group is for those who want to discuss topics related to Fine Presses past (Golden Cockerel, Limited Editions Club, etc.) and present (Arion Press, Barbarian Press, etc.) as well as companies…
Fans of the work of the founder of The Limited Editions Club and The Heritage Press
For all those who like to read manga and watch anime. Welcome to all new members, I hope that you'll enjoy the group. Please, feel free to join in a conversation or start your own. I'd definitely…
Ahh, the joy of opening the little white box to see what the good editors sent. Does anyone else rip off the shrinkwrap and deeply inhale the fresh paper and ink, or is that just me? How about…
This group is currently defunct as I am no longer as active a reader as before. If anyone would be interested in taking over administration of this group, please send me a private message. This group…
A place for writers to talk about their own work without fear of flagging. LibraryThing Authors are welcome (and encouraged) but neophytes can play along, too. It is suggested that, if you ARE a…
This is a challenge where you pick 12 books that have been sitting on your shelves (or your mental list) for quite some time -- preferrably 6+ months, but that's not *required* -- and you read one…
From sea to shining sea, from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans, white with foam, America offers something for everyone. Want to learn more about each state? This is the place to do it.…
Keep up to date with deaths in the literary world. Whether someone is a playwright, poet, Pulitzer Prize winner or Pulp fiction writer their passing will be recorded here. For more information on…
Welcome in the Alphabet Challenges group! This group is for anyone that wants to participate in an alphabet challenge. You can create your alphabet from the first letters of the books titles or from…
Reading your way through all countries in Europe! Inspired by lindapanzo's Fifty States Challenge. This is a group for readers (from anywhere in the world) who want to read a work of non-fiction…
I want to see how old fiction bestsellers have stood the test of time in the past 60 years or so. I will enter the ten bestsellers from a selected year and then look up to see how many are owned…
For fans of Georgette Heyer's Regency romances. The patronesses at Almacks have relaxed their standards. Please join us!
Food is a magnet....It draws visitors to the kitchen, and readers to a book whether it is a cookbook with tremendous recipes, cozy mysteries with a talented cook, or a novel about a family eating in…
If you are intrigued by the idea of a broken down civilization, life after the bomb or you simply fathom a more realistic scenario of an apocalyptic event without any silly rapture or fat babies with…
A group in which readers with an interest in South American writers can share their thoughts. In addition it would be nice to start some focused discussions on Borges and other Argentine writers.
For any fan of the classic ghost story, as a subsection of the Horror genre. From M R James, Le Fanu, and the Golden Age classics to the present day.
From Eric Ambler to Alan Furst. The literature of espionage and the covert operative.
What with all the great Jewish writers through the centuries, lets start a discussion of Jewish Fiction. Which books are your favorites? Which writer is your favorite...Philip Roth, Saul Bellow,…
for all things Proustian
Recommendations for bookstores for out-of-towners. I have had occasion to do a bit of traveling lately. When I reach my hotel, I pull out the phone book and look under 'Books' (and related headings)…
A group for making and getting recommendations on literature in translation, or discussing relevant issues. If this is a duplicate (rather than the flip side of In the Original), I apologize.
This is a group for people who read and enjoy books - comics specifically about and/or taking place in the Star Wars Universe. Given that there are almost 200 fiction books that have been published…
A literary society for the Internets. Established in 2007 with over 32 members in 8 countries world-wide! Psst, new members, tell me where you're from in the Intro Thread so that I can put more dots…
Our goal is to read every Newbery Medal and Honor book. Care to join us? For those of you who've already done it, want to do it again? Use the tag "Newbery Challenge" to note which Medal and Honor…
For those who study the life and times of King Richard III, last of the medieval English kings (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485); he was King of England from 1483 until his death at the Battle of…
A place to talk about any of King's famous novels or movies. What's your favorite of his works, least favorite, what are you reading, now, next, or later? Anything goes as long as it's about the…
Are you going to visit a city and want to read a book set there? Something to give you a feel, a taste, a sense of the place? Or perhaps you loved a city you visited so much that you want to…
"Is your maid called Florence?" "Her name is Florinda." "What an extraordinary name to give a maid!" "I did not give it to her; she arrived in my service already christened." "What I mean is," said…
For fans of Anne Rice's books
Vintage is - of course - loosely defined here. And series, stand-alone books, classics, pulp, girls' books, boys' books, books for babies, it's all good. :D
How many book lists are there floating around out there? The "1001 list" tells us we're literary failures, the "banned book" list tells us we're rebels, and now there's the "EW 100 New Classics"…
If you're an eclectic reader, you'll have a high "obscurity" rating on the Fun Statistics page. That means you'll seldom, if ever, show up on someone's weighted Users With Your Books list. Do you…
Join us on a journey of sharing the joys of discovery that reading a good book can bring. Unlike traditional reading circles, in this group we don't all have to be reading the same book. The idea…
This is a group for people who love to search out, fortuitously stumble across and regularly frequent secondhand/used bookshops. If you want to talk about a bookshop you love, **PLEASE** post the…
Erasmus once said, "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." Well, to make sure no one has to waste too much money on the latter, I thought we could post…
A group of serious readers who are varied and thoughtful in their reading and would like to log/journal publicly their 2010 reading. And for those of us who like to follow what other LTers are…
This is a forum where people who love reading paranormal fiction can talk about what they are reading, make recommendations and have chats about their favorite books!
Based on the highly popular Book Nudgers Group, only for teens!
Renamed. Why? http://www.librarything.com/topic/81371
If you have written reviews and would like to give and receive hints for improvement, join this group. Only members can post comments. We focus on the review rather than the reviewed book, on the…
A Group to bring people together through their unique books(media). A fun group to brag, not gloat, about having a book no one else on Library Thing has cataloged. Rules to brag, not gloat, about…
Edwards lovers. From The twilight series
We hope to establish a river of Sci-Fi to be read on the way to the Sea of Understanding. Hopefully we will come to the Sea in the barks of excellence which is the current fleet of Sci-Fi masterworks…
For anyone out there who loves to read Christian Fiction. This group is for Christian Fiction Book Club Members, church Librarians, and those who just love to read good, clean, wonderful books!
The name says it all. This is a group dedicated only to discussion of the 7th book. This entire group is FULL OF SPOILERS so if you don't want to know what happends don't read it. Start posting as…
For readers of mysteries written by women, especially (but not only) those featuring a female main character.
A group to discuss books set in the Star Trek universe (TOS, Animated, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, New Fronteir, Strange New Worlds). A group to discuss books *about* the Star Trek universe, and fandom. A…
For those of us on PaperBackSwap
A Group to discuss Robert Jordans Fantasy series The Wheel of Time.
For all things Brontë - the original novels and poems, any modern novels, and so on.
9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09! This group is to help you track your progress on the Paranormal 999 challenge You…
A group for all Joyceans and other admirers of James Joyce... Related Tags: James Joyce, Joyce, Ulysses, Irish Literature, Literary Criticism Related Authors: Derek Attridge, John Bishop, Harry…
I finished the Well-Educated Mind after an eight year journey the list. It was a pleasure to finish it in November 2011, and I love encouraging other through this valuable journey.
A group for all fans of Harry Paget Flashman and of his chronicler George MacDonald Fraser, and for those interested in the history in which Flashman participated.
I'm going to be reading books about each of the states in the US. I'll read one fiction and one nonfiction per state, in alphabetical order no less! Please place your recommendations in an…
If you're a fan of Pierce's many series this is the group for you. Discuss whether you like Tortall of the Circle better. Which characters are your favs and much much more pertaining to Tamora Pierce…
Some time ago I decided I wanted to read the top 100 novels of all time. Naturally opinions on what the top novels are differs from reader to reader so I decided to get a little more scientific about…
Looking for fiction of a different ilk? Love nonfiction that's off the beaten path? Then welcome to the Algonquin Readers Round Table--a group designed to discuss titles specifically published by…
A forum for those who collect and enjoy Jewish cookbooks, cooking and food related ephemera and Jewish recipes. If you are looking for a special recipe - traditional or modern - or a particular book,…
A group for all who admire the work of the great illustrators of the so-called Golden Age, artists such as Arthur Rackham, Dulac, Kay Nielsen, N.C. Wyeth, Warwick Goble, the Robinsons (C. and W.H),…
Yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi. No plot, no point, no meaning. Do you have a surplus of BL manga on the bookshelf? Are you drowning under all those doujinshi? Well, the first step is admitting…
Throughout 2009, we plan to read some books that were published 80 years ago. We've come up with a pretty comprehensive list of titles that were, to the best of our knowledge, published in 1929.…
Lookin' to trade recommendations for graphic novels and/or comic books that read like good memoirs or novels. I've recently gotten interested in the genre, and I would love to see everyone's "Best…
A place for Koontz fans to discuss all of his great books.
For fans of the works of J. Neil Schulman, L. Neil Smith and F. Paul Wilson, as well as those of Heinlein, Anderson, Vinge and others. Long live Fireball and the North American Confederacy!
Are you looking for a good book on a particular subject? Leave your wishes here and if another reader can suggest a good title, they can tell you...
For those interested in the works of Fielding, Smollett, Radcliffe, Pope, Swift, Richardson, DeFoe, Blake, Boswell, Addison & Steele, Burney, and Samuel Johnson, of course--as well many other…
A forbidding Victorian mansion, crumbling old castle or an exotic local. A young woman thrown into a situation with intrigue, danger, murder, mystery and a dash of love; these are the novels often…
Ahoy! Welcome aboard the Jolly Roger, property o' the late Captain James Hook, and very generously donated for our use by the one and only Peter Pan. Here we be devoted to the discussin' o' books o'…
For fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon Series.
This group was inspired by a thread which asked LTers what they thought are the most disturbing books they've read. That inspired the creation of the MostDisturbingBooks profile and book catalog. If…
Are you ecstatic when you find trade paperbacks for fifty cents at a yard sale? Do you get depressed in bookstores (so much you want, and so little cash)? Does most of the staff at the local library…
A place for JCO fans of all kinds to gather and discuss her works. Whether you are a fan of some of her work or all of it, or whether you are a new fan or a veteran reader, welcome! We are not very…
This group is for those who enjoy reading books that are written by African American writers, such as E. Lynn Harris, Donald Goines & Mary Monroe. Readers/members are more than welcome to post their…
what description is needed? It's Penguin Books! And Pelican, Puffin, Peacock, Peregrine, Porpoise, Ptarmigan, etc!
"Well, I might as well finish it," you may find yourself saying, "after all, I've gotten this far." Precisely this thought brings us to your rescue: If you're sure you won't like it, put it down! Why…
For fans of Dorothy L. Sayers, particularly the Lord Peter Wimsey novels
Bookmarks have always fascinated me....the things we use for bookmarks, the items I have found in antique books that the previous owners were using as bookmarks, sentimental bookmarks, creative…
For fans for this fantastic author
Games and challenges for hard-core Thingamabrarians.
Bulletin: After finishing up her last class at the New School and moving to Vermont to live with her mother, Your BaristaGirl got married! He’s a sensitive and caring man (unlike you know who) from…
Just read a great book and then realised that few (if any) other people have it listed on LT? Want to share the truly great author that you have discovered but nobody else has heard of? Do it here!…
This group is for discussing the goal of reading the books that are considered "Great".
This group will discuss the books and read the book, but you can join if you have already read them. It is for people or kids of all ages!
I was just noticing how much more I am reading and with how much more focus and direction. While I was picking books at random in the used book store, now I am going with a list of books I want and…
For anyone who loves zines as much as they love to LibraryThing. Or more, even. Have you cataloged your zine collection using LibraryThing? Do you want to? What zines do you love? What are you…
Sometimes classy, sometimes the low-end of the scale - but even before any written language existed, humans have seen the need to illustrate and depict acts of physical interactions and pleasures. It…
For fans of books by Indian Authors(Salman Rushdie, Hari Kunzru, R. K. Narayan, Ruskin Bond, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, Anita Desai to name a few).
Collectors of Jewish-themed/Judaica books.
Have you read Gregory Maguire's "Son of a Witch"? Seen the hit broadway musical "Wicked"? Perhaps enjoyed the book by Gregory Maguire that inspired it? Or even the books that inspired Maguire…
Books about medieval mansucripts: new books, recommended older ones, ones to avoid, ones to re-read ...
A place to discuss your favorite Christian Historical Fiction books and their authors. If you enjoy Catherine Palmer, Ruth Axtell Morren, Liz Curtis Higgs, Lawana Blackwell, Diane Noble, Tracie…
For those individuals who really enjoy reading books that deal with the African American experience, whether they are fiction or non-fiction. Anyone who would like to discuss these books or get…
Books about Canada, Canadians about books and all about CanLit (Canadian Literature).
For fans of children and young adults books intended for a primarily girls readership. Think boarding school, ballet, horses, Meg Cabot, Paula Danziger, Chalet School . . . .
A group for those who wish to share topics for reading, research, and enjoyment. In a word Bibliophiles. Whether you enjoy bookbinding, typography, private presses, collecting, history of the book…
A place to discuss the category of fiction termed 'slipstream' by SF author Bruce Sterling, a kind of fiction that makes you feel very strange. See slipstream tag info. See Sterling's and Person's…
Are you a fan of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next? A member of the Nursery Crime Division, or of SpecOps? Is Jurisfiction your thing? Join us.
Romanticism, realism, naturalism, symbolism, existentialism....and everything the -isms can't capture.
This group is to discuss "the matter of Britain" -Arthurian literature and Celtic mythology in both fiction and non-fiction formats. From the well-known The Mists of Avalon to the lesser-known The…
For fans of the mystery and espionage imprint Felony & Mayhem, and its devoted republishing of excellent, quirky, and neglected works. (Or fans of those works, outside the new editions from Felony &…
Jacket design, fonts, typesetting, paper types, sizes. Anything to do with book design and layout here. Sometimes, a good design, font, or typesetting job can make or break an edition of a book. If…
A place for those with a broad scope of interests, who enjoy the mainstream as well as its tributaries, who enjoy all sorts of books but none in particular.
For classic adventuring literature. This includes books by Robert E Howard, HP Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, Edgar Rice Burroughs, HG Wells, Jules Vernes, and others of that era. Pulp…
Borges, Cortázar, Sabato, Estrada, Aira, Arlt, Lynch, Laínez
The Importance of Being 'WILDE': Anything and Everything about Oscar Wilde. True fans only!!!
For all "Poetry-thingers!" This group is for the general meeting of poetical minds to uncover the richness and power of poetics and poetry. Share your favorite authors, your favorite poems, or any…
Peering through the doors of perception, in both fiction and non. Hunter Thompson, Terrence McKenna, Samual Taylor Coleridge...
Nostalgia is always around to tell us things aren't as good as they used to be. Society is going down the drain, the youth today has no values at all, and would you just take a look at the kind of…
mostly books on nature, and it's importance and centrality to all of life! A.K.A - ecocentrism or ecocriticism.
If you love children's fantasy fiction and you remember a time before Potter, this group is for you. Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Wesley, Edward Eager, John Bellairs, E. Nesbit, Noel Langley, Tove…
For readers of anything related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show lives on in these great books!
Fans of LKH.
This group is for friends who are passionate about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It provides a meeting-place for discussion of any and all topics related to his Mythology for England--history,…
Fans of subversive fiction from the 80s to the present. Think Brett Easton Ellis, Mary Gaitskill, Douglas Coupland, Chuck Palahniuk, Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper, Jay McInerney, etc.
Fact or fiction or somewhere in between.
If you have or are working toward a degree in classics (classical studies, classical philology, Greek, Latin), this group is for you, especially if you're interested in the history of classical…
for all fans of the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris Who's your favourite character in the series? Who's your favourite vampire? Eric - is he just misunderstood?
For fans of the cyberpunk genre
If you grew up reading SF in the '50s or '60s, you remember (perhaps fondly, even...) the distinctive 'dos-a-dos' paperbacks from Ace.
For anyione who has a passing interest in Bill Watterson's comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, to anyone who has read every strip many times. For anyone who like, reads, collects or obsesses over Calvin…
Discuss your favourite short stories and poems by your favourite writers.
List the books you'd love to see back in Print! Publishing Houses take note! Share with us who, what, and why! Feel free to also post books you feel are becoming "Endangered Species", and books that…
Do you cry over the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock? Are you a fan of cats of all sorts? Are 'we' the Hollow Men?
For those of us who love reading about other, dead, people's lives.
A group to discuss all things Dickinson, her life, letters, poetry, spirituality and philosophy, including all books and articles in print or online focusing on Emily Dickinson.
Do you think Robert Sabuda is God? Does the word volvelle make you quiver? Do you wonder what all those pop-up books are doing in the children's book section (after all, you're not a child!)? Then…
For anyone out there who likes to read books by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti or very similar authors. To discuss the books and authors, while enjoying Christian fiction and each other's company.
Comics have been looked down on for ages for not being "proper" literature. Some focus so much on the art of comics, they forget there even is a story. And some think that comics are mere…
People who think George Orwell was indeed a very good writer.
For anyone who appreciates and loves the genius of Graham Greene. His thrillers, travel narratives, entertainments, screenplays, film adaptations, etc.......
This is a group for all those dark fiction and fantasy books that are not really horror, not really pure fantasy and just don't quite sit anywhere comfortably.
For those interested in the philosophy and theology of René Girard.
I am working on reading the HarperCollins 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century. Here we can discuss the list and what we get from reading these gems. There is no race or time limit to get though…
Let's talk about Hamlet, Shakespeare, the Bad, the Good, the Being, and the Nothingness.
A place for fans of Jason Street.
A book swap for missions
This is a topic for children's books age's 6 and up ! Are your children reading the right kind of books , are they understanding what they read , do you sit down with your child and read her or him a…