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CollectionsBillie'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), All collections (15,778)

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About my libraryBillie 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.

GroupsAlbany NY Area Science Fiction Fans, All Writers Considered, Arthurian Legends, Aul Smith Libraries, Brights, Bug Collectors, Disaster Buffs, Discarded, Diverse Reading Challenge, Feminist Theoryshow all groups


Favorite lists1960s, 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, Animals in Adult Fiction, Attaining Belief, Best Arthurian Fiction, Best Books Set in Boarding Schools, Best Fiction Set in China, Best Friends Forever, Best History Books about Disasters, Best History Books about Epidemics, Best Nonfiction about Tudor England, Best Political Science Fiction, Boarding House and Hotel Fiction, Books About Orphans, Books featuring monks and/or nuns, Books I've Read More Than Once, Books Set on Islands, Books that changed the world, Books whose title names an object usually found in the kitchen, Books With Natural Disasters: Fiction, Books With Nursery Rhyme Titles, Climate Change, Converting to Atheism (memoir/biography), Couldn't Finish It, Counterculture History, Elephants in Books, Faerie Mythology, Favorite Books Based on Sherlock Holmes Stories, Favorite Feminist Science Fiction, Favourite Medieval Books, Favourite Short Stories, Fiction - Aliens, Fiction - Other Worlds, Fiction - Twists, 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, Indo-European Studies, Lesser known books of well known authors, Life on Other Planets, Life on the Prison Planet, Makes Me Want to Eat (or Drink), Meditations on Death, Murder Mysteries, Nonhuman Protagonists, Novels featuring language professionals, One Book, Many Authors, Passages, Gateways and Doors, Plagues and Epidemics, the play's the thing... (novels themed around the theatre + acting), Poetry Corner, Possible Books to Read, Prophecy, Signs, or Portents are part of the plot, Put a Bird on It, Reading Globally, Reading List - Family Stories, Reading List - Religious Fiction, real people in fiction circumstances, Recommended Speculative Fiction by Women and People of Color, Reptiles!, Scientists in Fiction, Self Published Books I Highly Recommend, Sense of place, Short story collections, Slipstream Literature, stories at work, Stories Inspired by Other Fiction, Story Within a Story, Things we wish were not catalog(u)ed on LT, Transhumanism in Fiction, Unexplained!, University literature, Urban Fiction, Utopian Anarchist Novels, Worst religious books, Writers as Characters in Fiction

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