- 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), 14-total (81), historical mystery (81), strong female character (81), essay collection (80), poetry anthology (80), time travel - FT (79), narrative poetry (79), omnibus collection (78), music (vocal) (77), essay anthology (75), jewelry making (73), talking animals (72), borrowed-SUNYA (71), Faerie (70), cartoons/comics (69), mystery (police procedural) (67), collection (67), borrowed-Greenburgh (66), Judeo-Christian mythology - allusion (66), popular music - about (66), New York NY - setting (65), art book (64), small press publisher (62), weird things - NF (61), new religious movements - NF (60), Judeo-Christian mythology (59), space exploration - NF (59), how it works (58), scholarly anthology (58), glbt mystery (57), theme (death) (57), speculative mystery short (57), political science fiction (55), interesting culture (55), era (wwii) (54), audio (53), Borderlands (shared universe) - setting (51), sentient machines - FT-char (51), form - sonnet (50), 14-part (50), genderqueers - characters in fiction (49), pov (epistolary narrative) (48), childhood pick (47), spies - FT-char (47), verse drama (47), tour guide (book) (46), bound-with (46), borrowed (46), fable (46), noir (46), radical author (46), historical speculative fiction (45), mystery (amateur detective) (44), computers - NF (44), reference book (43), speculative mystery (43), adventure fiction (pre-sf) (43), genderqueers - NF (42), little magazines (42), radicals - about (42), England - setting (42), bar stories (42), ghost stories (41), Sherlock Holmes - fanfic (41), environmental science fiction (40), speculative fiction - about (40), Arthurian legend - primary source (40), no-dylan (40), galactic empire (40), post-apocalyptic - FT (40), early music - scores (39), borrowed-Ardsley (38), partially analyzed (38), TW (38), collage (crafts) - NF (38), spiritual abuse - NF (38), writing (craft) - about (38), London England - setting (37), glbt history (37), alien culture - ftiction (37), 99 percent - fiction (37), wwii - primary source (36), Matter of Oz (36), philosophy (35), recycled materials (crafts) (35), glbt drama (35), mystery short (35), rock'n'roll - NF (34), linguistics - NF (34), courtly love - motif (34), paper crafts (34), charismania (34), New York NY spec - setting (33), dog stories (33), anarchism - NF (33), turning point (wwii) (32), in foreign language (32), manners fiction (32), archaeology - NF (32), season (Dec 25 - Christmas) (31), 14-ss-main (31), masculinity - NF (31), embroidery chart (31), protest music - about (31), liturgical folk (31), religious studies (31), family saga (30), season (Winter solstice - Yule) (30), robots - FT (30), Mars - setting (30), Star Trek - about (29), architecture - NF (29), syntax (29), trickster tale (29), Matter of Middle Earth (29), anthropology (cultural) - NF (28), sinv (28), media tie-in (28), sociolinguistics - NF (28), bad leaders - NF (28), erotic speculative fiction short (28), first contact - fiction (28), religious corruption (28), Matter of the Plantagenets (28), Weimar speculative fiction (28), vampires - FT-char (28), political discourse (28), student protests - NF (27), Ancient Rome - setting (27), Japanese culture - NF (27), England - history (27), s/m - about (27), religious music (Christian) - about (27), glbt biography (27), glbt literature (27), aliens (on Earth) - fiction (27), folk music - about (27), wwii - history (27), beading (craft) - NF (27), quest - FT (26), academic culture - fiction (26), allegory (26), gender - NF (26), popular culture - NF (26), messianic expectations (26), over-population - FT (26), mystery (religious professional) (26), atrocities - fiction (26), feminism - NF (25), era (Kennedy spec) (25), Darkover (shared world) - setting (25), Beat movement - NF (25), braiding/cording - NF (25), belles lettres anthology (25), sex wars (25), cyberpunk (25), atlas (25), AIDS - fiction (25), liturgical music (25), interesting religion (25), genetic science fiction (25), disaster preparedness - NF (24), music (guitar) (24), swordsmen - FT-char (24), English language (24), immortality - fiction (24), era (between the world wars) (24), African literature (24), erotica anthology (24), religious failures - NF (24), s/m erotica (24), Greco-Roman mythology (24), time (1919-1938) (24), wizards - FT-char (23), epidemics - fiction (23), orphans - FT-char (23), sociology - NF (23), Native Americans - FT-char (23), lace making (craft) (23), coloring book (22), boarding school stories (22), taoism (22), glbt spirituality (22), journeys - NF (22), economics - NF (22), theme (anti-war) (22), Dylan (Bob) - about (22), mystery short (Wimsey) (21), m-m relationship (female author) (21), anthology (21), mystery (legal procedural) (21), fantasy (epic) (21), cosmology - NF (21), computer manual (21), space colonization - NF (21), computer programming - NF (21), nautical fiction (21), Nazis (21), tricksters - FT-char (21), crochet (craft) - NF (21), Celtic mythology (20), mystery short (Wolfe) (20), dragons - fiction (20), erotic speculative fiction (20), physics - NF (20), sociology of religion (20), monks - FT-char (20), glbt poetry (20), Japanese art (20), disasters - NF (20), journeys - fiction (20), transhumanism - FT (20), music instruction (20), glbt politics - NF (19), 14-nf (19), media studies (19), era (AIDS crisis) (19), origami (19), Oz - setting (19), thriller (19), music (piano-vocal score) (19), drama (musical comedy) (19), disasters - fiction (19), aviation - NF (19), theme (gender) (19), adventure fiction (sf) (19), miniatures - NF (19), theme (moral dilemma) (19), era (wwi) (19), Moon - setting (19), glbt erotica (19), modern art (19), Kennedy family - fiction (19), assemblage (craft) - NF (19), small gods (19), nuns - FT-char (19), archaeology - fiction (19), queer studies (18), postmodern fiction (18), drama collection (18), United States - history (18), era (Regency) (18), Heinlein (Robert) - about (18), glbt erotica short (18), history of technology (18), Matter of Concord (18), 14-sf (18), metal work (18), futurist (17), clergy - characters in fiction (17), China - setting (17), utopia (17), fandom - NF (17), music - reference book (17), New Orleans - setting (17), dysfunctional family - fiction (17), music - criticism (17), history of computing (17), great male narcissist (17), Auden Group (17), coming of age story - male (17), slashy (17), weird things - FT (16), conlangs (16), astronomy - NF (16), wizards - FT (16), Beat poetry (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 in India, 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, 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