- All collections (15,778), Billie's discard later shelves (66), Your library (5,429), Discarded (725), Book Group (72), Linguistics (273), GLBT (241), Analytics (6,955), Magazine issue (106), E Book (22), Citation (404), Skipped (428), Files (228), Needs data (34), Lost (77), Do not own (2,058), Read but unowned (535)
- borrowed-APL (632), play script (432), analyzed (423), short fiction anthology (281), Matter of the World Wars (248), short fiction collection (236), queer speculative fiction (229), inv2011 (210), funny (181), Matter of the Federation (174), Matter of Britain (164), borrowed-NYSL (156), literary criticism (151), mystery (148), era (sixties) (147), poetry collection (137), 14-ss-sf (135), glbt fiction (123), Dylan (Bob) - related (121), autobiographical (119), inv2012 (112), alternate history (110), feminist speculative fiction (105), historical fiction (100), fiber arts - NF (99), space opera (95), embroidery - NF (94), fairy tales (94), Matter of Baker Street (93), aliens - characters in fiction (92), mystery (PI) (91), local author (89), inv2013 (87), strong female character (81), historical mystery (81), 14-total (81), essay collection (80), poetry anthology (80), narrative poetry (79), time travel - FT (79), omnibus collection (78), music (vocal) (77), essay anthology (75), jewelry making (73), talking animals (72), borrowed-SUNYA (71), Faerie (70), cartoons/comics (69), collection (67), mystery (police procedural) (67), popular music - about (66), borrowed-Greenburgh (66), Judeo-Christian mythology - allusion (66), New York NY - setting (65), art book (64), small press publisher (62), weird things - NF (61), new religious movements - NF (60), space exploration - NF (59), Judeo-Christian mythology (59), how it works (58), scholarly anthology (58), glbt mystery (57), speculative mystery short (57), theme (death) (57), interesting culture (55), political science fiction (55), era (wwii) (54), audio (53), Borderlands (shared universe) - setting (51), sentient machines - FT-char (51), 14-part (50), form - sonnet (50), genderqueers - characters in fiction (49), pov (epistolary narrative) (48), childhood pick (47), verse drama (47), spies - FT-char (47), borrowed (46), tour guide (book) (46), noir (46), bound-with (46), radical author (46), fable (46), historical speculative fiction (45), computers - NF (44), mystery (amateur detective) (44), speculative mystery (43), reference book (43), adventure fiction (pre-sf) (43), England - setting (42), genderqueers - NF (42), bar stories (42), little magazines (42), radicals - about (42), ghost stories (41), Sherlock Holmes - fanfic (41), speculative fiction - about (40), Arthurian legend - primary source (40), environmental science fiction (40), galactic empire (40), no-dylan (40), post-apocalyptic - FT (40), early music - scores (39), writing (craft) - about (38), partially analyzed (38), borrowed-Ardsley (38), TW (38), collage (crafts) - NF (38), spiritual abuse - NF (38), alien culture - ftiction (37), London England - setting (37), 99 percent - fiction (37), glbt history (37), Matter of Oz (36), wwii - primary source (36), recycled materials (crafts) (35), glbt drama (35), mystery short (35), philosophy (35), courtly love - motif (34), charismania (34), linguistics - NF (34), rock'n'roll - NF (34), paper crafts (34), dog stories (33), New York NY spec - setting (33), anarchism - NF (33), turning point (wwii) (32), manners fiction (32), in foreign language (32), archaeology - NF (32), liturgical folk (31), season (Dec 25 - Christmas) (31), masculinity - NF (31), embroidery chart (31), protest music - about (31), 14-ss-main (31), religious studies (31), family saga (30), Mars - setting (30), season (Winter solstice - Yule) (30), robots - FT (30), trickster tale (29), Star Trek - about (29), Matter of Middle Earth (29), architecture - NF (29), syntax (29), sinv (28), Weimar speculative fiction (28), media tie-in (28), anthropology (cultural) - NF (28), vampires - FT-char (28), religious corruption (28), political discourse (28), first contact - fiction (28), Matter of the Plantagenets (28), bad leaders - NF (28), sociolinguistics - NF (28), erotic speculative fiction short (28), beading (craft) - NF (27), Ancient Rome - setting (27), folk music - about (27), England - history (27), Japanese culture - NF (27), student protests - NF (27), aliens (on Earth) - fiction (27), wwii - history (27), glbt biography (27), religious music (Christian) - about (27), glbt literature (27), s/m - about (27), atrocities - fiction (26), mystery (religious professional) (26), allegory (26), over-population - FT (26), quest - FT (26), gender - NF (26), popular culture - NF (26), messianic expectations (26), academic culture - fiction (26), atlas (25), interesting religion (25), liturgical music (25), belles lettres anthology (25), feminism - NF (25), Darkover (shared world) - setting (25), sex wars (25), cyberpunk (25), Beat movement - NF (25), genetic science fiction (25), braiding/cording - NF (25), era (Kennedy spec) (25), AIDS - fiction (25), time (1919-1938) (24), swordsmen - FT-char (24), era (between the world wars) (24), s/m erotica (24), music (guitar) (24), African literature (24), English language (24), immortality - fiction (24), Greco-Roman mythology (24), disaster preparedness - NF (24), erotica anthology (24), religious failures - NF (24), lace making (craft) (23), Native Americans - FT-char (23), wizards - FT-char (23), orphans - FT-char (23), epidemics - fiction (23), sociology - NF (23), journeys - NF (22), glbt spirituality (22), coloring book (22), economics - NF (22), Dylan (Bob) - about (22), theme (anti-war) (22), boarding school stories (22), taoism (22), anthology (21), mystery short (Wimsey) (21), Nazis (21), tricksters - FT-char (21), m-m relationship (female author) (21), computer manual (21), nautical fiction (21), crochet (craft) - NF (21), fantasy (epic) (21), mystery (legal procedural) (21), computer programming - NF (21), cosmology - NF (21), space colonization - NF (21), erotic speculative fiction (20), music instruction (20), disasters - NF (20), transhumanism - FT (20), glbt poetry (20), sociology of religion (20), Japanese art (20), mystery short (Wolfe) (20), monks - FT-char (20), Celtic mythology (20), dragons - fiction (20), physics - NF (20), journeys - fiction (20), modern art (19), assemblage (craft) - NF (19), era (wwi) (19), era (AIDS crisis) (19), glbt politics - NF (19), media studies (19), drama (musical comedy) (19), music (piano-vocal score) (19), Oz - setting (19), 14-nf (19), glbt erotica (19), origami (19), small gods (19), disasters - fiction (19), aviation - NF (19), Moon - setting (19), miniatures - NF (19), thriller (19), theme (moral dilemma) (19), archaeology - fiction (19), adventure fiction (sf) (19), theme (gender) (19), nuns - FT-char (19), Kennedy family - fiction (19), postmodern fiction (18), drama collection (18), queer studies (18), era (Regency) (18), history of technology (18), 14-sf (18), metal work (18), glbt erotica short (18), Matter of Concord (18), Heinlein (Robert) - about (18), United States - history (18), coming of age story - male (17), New Orleans - setting (17), music - criticism (17), music - reference book (17), utopia (17), futurist (17), Auden Group (17), slashy (17), clergy - characters in fiction (17), fandom - NF (17), history of computing (17), China - setting (17), great male narcissist (17), dysfunctional family - fiction (17), communes - NF (16), writers on writing (16), wizards - FT (16), divination - how-to (16), history (big picture) (16)
- Tag Cloud, Author Cloud
- Albany NY Area Science Fiction Fans, All Writers Considered, Arthurian Legends, Aul Smith Libraries, Brights, Bug Collectors, Disaster Buffs, Discarded, Diverse Reading Challenge, Feminist Theory, genderqueer, Geoguessr Challenge Group, Journal Article Reader Listings, LGBT Readers, Maps and Atlases, Media Field Discussions, Melvil Dewey Classification (MDS), Non-Fiction Challenge / Journal, Non-Fiction Writers, Queer and Trans Lit, Reading the World, Recommendations function in LT, Science Fiction Fans, Seasonal Books, Snooping through Shelves of Fictional Characters, To List or Not to List (now that it's a feature), World Music, Zero Growth Challenge in 2012
- Jul 21, 2007
- About My Library
- Billie Aul & Tim Smith's books. Originally this was just our science fiction, but we've added everything, because, in the end, all our books are related to each other. We're still working on adding some of the oddball collections. Billie is also trying to track her lifelong reading by entering the contents of various older systems.
Your library: The physical books in our house
GLBT: Books of GLBT interest that are physically in the house
Linguistics: The books Tim considers part of his linguistic hobby collection. The books are physically in the house.
Analytics: short stories, essays, plays etc inside anthologies, collections and magazines so they can be reviewed, rated and tracked separately. Not necessarily in the house (though most of the sf magazines are neatly arranged in chronological order behind the fiction books -- and we wonder why the house has structural problems)
All the others: Various obsessive attempts by Billie to keep track of EVERYTHING.
Our rating system: (Most of the ratings are Billie's) The half stars are when we disagree.
* - no one should have to read this book
** - this book has minor redeeming features such as being an author's early work, having some useful information, or being funny
*** - we enjoyed it while we were reading it, but we're not planning to read it again (or we enjoyed it when we were twelve, but it didn't stand up to our adult expectations)
**** - it's good. Given world enough and time, we would probably read it again
***** - it changed our life or it changed our thinking or we loved it so much we'll definitely try to read it again
We often use "publication date" for the date the work was originally published, not for the date the volume we own was published.
- Upstate New York
- Favorite Lists
- 1960s, 2016 Hugo Eligible Novelettes, 2016 Hugo Eligible Novellas, 2016 Hugo Eligible Novels, 2016 Hugo Eligible Short Stories, Aeneas, All Things Oz, Alternative Alices, Amusing Book Titles, Attaining Belief, Best Arthurian Fiction, Best Books About Plagues and Epidemics, Best Books Set in Boarding Schools, Best Books With Aliens, Best Family Stories, Best Feminist Science Fiction, Best Fiction Set in China, Best Friendship Stories, Best History Books about Disasters, Best History Books about Epidemics, Best Nonfiction about Tudor England, BingoDOG - Animals in Adult Fiction, BingoDOG - Books With Natural Disasters: Fiction, BingoDOG - Prophecy, Signs, or Portents are part of the plot, BingoDOG - Scientists in Fiction, Boarding House and Hotel Fiction, Books featuring monks and/or nuns, Books I've Read More Than Once, Books Set on Extraterrestrial Planets, Books Set on Islands, Books that changed the world, Books whose title names an object usually found in the kitchen, Books With Nursery Rhyme Titles, Books You Couldn't Finish, Climate Change, Contemporary Fiction, Converting to Atheism (memoir/biography), Counterculture History, Elephants in Books, Faerie Mythology, Favorite Books Based on Sherlock Holmes Stories, Favourite Medieval Books, Favourite Short Stories, Fiction about missionaries, Fiction Featuring Cranky, Eccentric Old Folks, Fiction Set During a Revolution, Fiction Set Primarily in a Prison, Future Visions, Geology - Disaster/Epic Change, Geology - Poetry, Gimmicks, Great Books About Language, Human Evolution in Science Fiction, Indo-European Studies, Lesser known books of well known authors, Life on the Prison Planet, Makes Me Want to Eat (or Drink), Meditations on Death, Murder Mysteries, Nonhuman Protagonists, Novels featuring language professionals, Novels featuring Orphans, One Book, Many Authors, the play's the thing... (novels themed around the theatre + acting), Poetry Corner, Political Science Fiction, Put a Bird On It, Reading Globally, real people in fiction circumstances, Recommended Speculative Fiction by Women and People of Color, Religious Fiction, Self Published Books I Highly Recommend, Sense of place, Short Story Collections and Anthologies, Speculative Fiction: Slipstream Literature, Stories About Other Worlds, stories at work, Stories Featuring Passages, Gateways and Doors, Stories Featuring Reptiles, Stories Inspired by Other Fiction, Story Within a Story, Things we wish were not catalog(u)ed on LT, To Read List, Unexplained!, University literature, Urban Fiction, Utopian Anarchist Novels, Worst religious books, Writers as Characters in Fiction
- Interesting Library
- ABVR, ACRLWGSS, aethercowboy, AlanPoulter, alibrarian, amysisson, andyl, apleasuretoburn, astherest, AsYouKnow_Bob, bertilak, Bev_n_Dave, bluetyson, chrisjones, clarkpoetry, clong, curtwalt, dajashby, douggeo, flabuckeye, flyingcamel, fredheid, freilert, GardnerDozois, gaymystery, HartHouseLibrary, ibonewits, idiosyncratic, Iktomi, jpsorrow, jymkata, kathi, kevbell, larrybob, littleturtle82, lycanthropist, markmarz, massimoterrile, mattgalletta, mysticjoe, pennipenny, rachelkramerbussel, ringman, shikari