My Blog Has Been Replaced By A Robot

Someone sent me a link this week to a site that tells you what you should read next, based on books you’ve enjoyed in the past. It’s called What Should I Read Next? I believe you can create a profile and input a whole bunch of books so that the site starts to get to you know your taste and can fine-tune its recommendations.

I haven’t had time to give it a good test-drive yet. So far, the results that have come up on the few that I have entered have been spotty, but not entirely off.

If you have some time to check it out, let me know what you think. I’d love to hear what kind of results people get.

Also, a reminder: the online book club for The Post-Birthday World is taking place on Monday. I will put up a starter post, and then anyone who would like to comment and keep the discussion going may do so. Also, please submit any questions you would like Lionel Shriver to answer.

3 Comments

  • March 7, 2008 - 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I tried it a few times and the results were a bit off. I would agree with your “spotty” comment.
    It’s very much like the Amazon feature “if you liked this, then you will like this”.
    Ti

  • March 8, 2008 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    It sounds like Amazon’s if-you-like-this thing, and LibraryThing does one, too. Sometimes I go by those, but I still much prefer to read blogs. That’s how I find new things I’ll like that are outside my previous reading experience!

  • April 2, 2008 - 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Check out Gnooks — similar but better, in my opinion!

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