So, my parents got me a Kindle for Christmas - you may recall, as I posted a cover that I made for it here earlier. Also, I made a resolution (that I also posted here) to alternate between fiction and non-fiction books this year. BTW, this has been fun. I've been despairing a bit of fiction, though, since I can only read one before I go back to non-fiction and it seems like it's hard to know whether or not you're going to get a good book. Therefore, I googled "book recommendations". The first link was What Should I Read Next? and I am enamored of it.
It's simple - you type in the title of a book that you like and it gives you books that other people who like that book like. It is similar to Amazon's recommendations, except here people make their own lists of books they own, not just books that they also purchased.
I just spent a good hour and a half typing in all the books I could think of that I loved and then looking at the recommendations. I now have a pretty good idea of a few books I'd like to read next... It lived up to its name!
Monday, March 14, 2011
I did it! I bit the bullet and got out my credit card. Now I'm going to ride my bike back to work and start getting used to being "in the saddle". It's 80% sold out, so if you're going to join me, sign up now! For more info on the STP, go here.