Kythe42's Astral Library

I've been a book worm for pretty much my whole life. I've read many types of books over the course of my life, but currently the sorts of books I enjoy the most are fantasy and science-fiction. I particularly like it if these genre's are mixed with comedy like the style of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. I definitely can enjoy more serious fantasy and science-fiction though. I also enjoy vampire books, but not quite as much as I did when I was younger.


I'm not going to add any books to my shelves that I read before 2012 just because I've read so many books in my life and it's difficult to remember when I read them and how well I liked them, and I'm sure there are a great many books that I've read in my life that I've completely forgotten about.


The editions that I have displayed on my shelves do not necessarily correspond to editions that I actually own. I generally just use whatever edition has my favorite cover which may or may not match the covers of the books I actually own. If I own more than one copy of a book, in most cases I won't have multiple editions displayed on my shelves. An exception to this would be collective books/omnibuses in which the individual stories are all available separately. In this case I will probably use the individual books for tracking my reading, but will display the omnibus or anthology just as a book that I own.


Because BookLikes does not have any suitable way to track re-reading books, I have created a shelf called "all books read" in which I will permanently place every book that I have read. Books that I am re-reading will get transferred back and forth between the official "read" shelf and the "planning to read" and "currently reading" shelves.

All Read (83) Planning to read (501) Currently reading (2) For Display (4)
Favorite (21) Wishlist (48) Reviewed (64)
Adventure (19) Aliens (16) All Books Read (83) Allie Brosh (1) Andy Peloquin (1) Angels (2) Animals (1) Anne Rice (15) Anthology (2) Arthurian Fiction (3) Audio Drama (1) Avalon (10) Biography/Memoirs (1) Chronos (4) Comedy (43) Comic Book/Graphic Novel (3) Conservation (1) David A. Lindsay (2) David Mitchell (1) Diana L. Paxson (4) Dirk Gently (3) Discworld (16) Dolphins (1) Doug Naylor (3) Douglas Adams (14) Dragons (4) Dystopia (1) Elves (1) Endangered Species (1) Eoin Colfer (1) Eric Idle (1) Essays (2) Fairy Tales (1) Fantasy (54) Fiction (79) Historical Fiction (15) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (11) Humor (43) Interviews (1) Jennifer Roberson (2) Kairos (6) L. R. Currell (2) M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (1) Madeleine L'Engle (11) Magic (32) Marie Phillips (1) Marion Zimmer Bradley (8) Mark Carwardine (1) Meditation (1) Metaphysics (1) Michael Ende (1) Mystery (7) Mysticism (2) Mythology (6) Nature (1) New Tales of the Vampires (2) Non-Fiction (5) Own (542) Paranormal (17) Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan (1) Priests (16) Realistic Fiction (3) Red Dwarf (4) Rob Grant (3) Rob Reid (1) Robots (8) Romance (9) Satire (42) Science Fiction (32) Shapeshifters (1) Space Travel (22) Spirituality (17) Sufism (2) Telepathy (1) Terry Jones (1) Terry Pratchett (17) The Mayfair Witches (6) The Vampire Chronicles (12) Time Travel (3) Travel (3) Unicorns (1) Vampires (13) Werewolves (2) William Goldman (1) Witches (11) Wizards (12) Yahtzee Croshaw (1) Zombies (2) Unshelved (48)