Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.

1/23/2009

Another Book Picker

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Art,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:27 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Because I know you all can’t decide which book to read until I write one.

No, seriously, I know my faithful readers would be all over any book I actually slid past an editor to get published, because you’re great people. But, since I spend most of my time toiling away in a hellish server room, that’s not going to happen any time soon. So, until it does, here’s another website to help you pick what book to read.

This one is called Whichbook. And, unlike last week’s book picker, it doesn’t rely on you entering a book which you’ve already read. No, with this site, you can choose moods and content and all that sort of thing on a series of sliders. When you’re done, you’ll have a suggestion of which book to read. Hopefully, it’ll be something new.


Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"When I'm working on a problem I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But, when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
   --R. Buckminster Fuller

4 Comments

  1. I would like to find a manic-depressive book picker. I never read the same type of book twice in a row, so the previous one definitely wouldn’t work. Perfect example: I read ‘The Last Lecture’ followed by ‘A Random Walk Down Wall Street’ followed by (currently reading) ‘When You Are Engulfed In Flames.’ This one might do the trick though. I still like LibraryThing though, for tracking and a few recommendations.

    Comment by tinyhands — 1/23/2009 @ 9:31 am

  2. That is so awesome – the first book it suggested sounded really interesting!!!!

    Comment by Peter — 1/23/2009 @ 9:47 am

  3. What a cool site. Thanks for sharing your find!

    Comment by Alison — 1/25/2009 @ 5:32 pm

  4. Wow, I’m glad you all liked this so much! I mean, I guess I should have known that my readers would get into a book picking website, but, still, I had no idea it’d be this well received on a Friday!

    Comment by the Network Geek — 1/26/2009 @ 3:01 pm

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