Search iftyzaidi's books

Members with iftyzaidi's books

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

iftyzaidi's reviews

Reviews of iftyzaidi's books, not including iftyzaidi's

Helper badges

Common KnowledgeCover UploadingHelperWork CombinationWork SeparationsFiverTenner

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.


Member: iftyzaidi

CollectionsYour library (9,467), My E-Books (1), To read (6,496), Wishlist (23), Currently reading (2), Read but unowned (1), Purged (68), All collections (9,555)

Reviews383 reviews

Tagsunread (7,862), fiction (4,727), graphic novel (2,410), nonfiction (2,170), science fiction (2,032), history (1,563), fantasy (1,442), hardback (1,225), first in the series (924), hardcover (636) — see all tags

MediaNot set (2), Book (9,545), Paper Book (9,379), Audiobook (1), Ebook (15), Other (1), Unknown (7)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

Recommendations5 recommendations

About meI'm Pakistani, a teacher by profession and historian by education. Much of my childhood was spent in different countries but I've been settled in Karachi for a while now.

I've always loved books and enjoy reading. My first bout of book collecting came when I was an undergraduate student, and mostly consisted of books on history. From 2004 onwards, I started collecting fiction - mostly science fiction and fantasy though not exclusively so. My library reflects these different interests.

About my libraryAll books entered in the 'My Library' collection belong to me. Books in the 'Purged' Collection were once part of my library but have now been ruthlessly purged!

I must admit I have become a compulsive book buyer and collector with shelves at home being double-stacked and still overflowing. My wife insists that I cut down and has proposed budgets and rationing as ways to limit the number of books coming in. All such proposals have had only limited success so far.

In the last couple of years there has been a major shift in my reading towards fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy, and these now make up the bulk of my collection. Mixed in with the fiction and history, you'll also find a spot of poetry and philosophy and even the occasional graphic novel.

Groups100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 100 Books in 2011, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Club Read 2011, Comics, Malazan, Pakistani LibraryThingers, Science Fiction Fans, Unread Support Groupshow all groups

Favorite authorsIain Banks, William Dalrymple, Philip K. Dick, Umberto Eco, Steven Erikson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Gore Vidal, Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

Also onBlogger

Real nameIftikhar Zaidi


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/iftyzaidi (profile)
/catalog/iftyzaidi (library)

Member sinceFeb 10, 2007

Currently readingCandy is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash (Methuen Humour Classics) by Ogden Nash
The Starman Omnibus Vol. 1 by James Robinson

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,481,125 books! | Top bar: Always visible