Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Readers and Booklovers

I first started searching in http://bookseer.com and once I typed in the recent book I have read "The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini" I saw a big list of all the books that Amazon, BookArmy and LibraryThing recommended for me , and to my big surprise I immediately figured out that among these titles some I already read like “A thousand Splendid Suns” by the same author Khaled Hosseini and another I am now reading which is “The lovely Bones by Alice Sebold” also in the list “The Boy in the striped Pyjamas “which is on my request list to borrow from the library. I must Say I was very pleased with the result as it shows it is greatly matching my test! What a great little website that combines three resources with valued information and recommendations. The greatest of all is once you click on the book that you would like to find out more about, it will take you to Amazon website. It is a shame though that bookseer website wasn't impressive in the way it is been designed but functionality wise is very much satisfactory.

Booklamp on the other side was far more complicated but good for those who wants to know which book matches the book that they have recently read and it is measured in different ways using their statistics measurements. You are also required to sign up for this website to use it.

I then visited what should I read next website and this was far simpler and easy to follow. Similar idea to bookseer website, it asks you for the title and the author of a book you have recently read but the difference is the result as the website provides you with recommendations by other readers rather than filtering other books for a specific author or books with similar title name.

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