Nifty little web app

SlimSkeeter

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Not that any of you dickweeds actually find the time to sit and read a book anymore, but if you do this is a nifty little deal that can offer quite a few suggestions if your wellspring runs dry.

Enjoy, and feel free to share some suggestions with the rest of the class.
 

AcId FaIrY

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I put in 'A book' by 'Me' .. and it came up with all wedding books! Nooooooooo...
 

4nik8

Herban Legend
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It suggested this:

Women by Charles Bukowski

Categories: Modern fiction

Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. "Women" is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge.

I put in Salems Lot by King
 

SlimSkeeter

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It suggested this:

Women by Charles Bukowski

Categories: Modern fiction

Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. "Women" is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge.

I put in Salems Lot by King
Hmm...gonna read it?
 

InterStella

Shit Mum.... Yay!
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Rule Britannia!
I put in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, A Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas Adams. I got this result:


Amazon recommends:
Nothing... (Well, no books anyway).

...while BookArmy recommends:
Nothing...

...and LibraryThing recommends:
Nada...



^c/p
 

SlimSkeeter

Guest
I put in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, A Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas Adams. I got this result:


Amazon recommends:
Nothing... (Well, no books anyway).

...while BookArmy recommends:
Nothing...

...and LibraryThing recommends:
Nada...



^c/p
The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Amazon recommends:

* The Deeper Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
* Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
* The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time by Douglas Adams
* The Dirk Gently Omnibus by Douglas Adams
* The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
* Last Chance to See.... by Douglas Adams
* Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Complete Radio Series by Douglas Adams
* Long, Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

...while BookArmy recommends:

* Brokedown Palace by Steven Brust
* Five Hundred Years After by Steven Brust & Steven Burst
* Brightness Reef by David Brin
* Black Market by James Patterson
* Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
* Blood Storm by Colin Forbes
* Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
* Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
* The Grave Tattoo by Val Mcdermid
* Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

...and LibraryThing recommends:

Nada...


c/p^^

you peoples is silly, but thanks for reminding me about that particular omnibus.
 

Mamba

Uranium
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I've just finished The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (GREAT BOOK! V.SAD 4 STARS)

Amazon recommends:

* The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
* Lucky by Alice Sebold
* My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (READ - BRILLIANT 4 AND HALF STARS!)
* The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
* Life of Pi by Yann Martel (ON MY WISH-TO-READ LIST ALREADY)
* The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
* The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (ON MY WISH-TO-READ LIST ALREADY)
* The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (GOING TO READ NEXT WHEN MY COLLEGUE GETS IT FOR ME!)

...while BookArmy recommends:

* The Wish List by Eoin Colfer (READ. LOVED IT. 5 STARS)
* One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
* In Your Sons and Daughters' Shoes: The Mistakes Parents Make by Ashley Aurthurton Massicotte
* Strictly Love by Julia Williams
* The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal by Elizabeth Chadwick
* Apple Valley: Destiny by Nancy Covert Smith
* Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony
* VALIS by Philip K. Dick
* Illusion of Luck by Robert Burton Robinson
* The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner

...and LibraryThing recommends:

* Lucky by Alice Sebold
* The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
* Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage International) by Arthur Golden (READ - FANTASTIC! 5 STARS)
* She's Come Undone (Oprah's Book Club) by Wally Lamb
* The Time Traveler's Wife (Harvest Book) by Audrey Niffenegger (MY COLLEGUE IS READING THIS - I WANT!)
* The Pilot's Wife (Oprah's Book Club) by Anita Shreve
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) by Mark Haddon
* White Oleander by Janet Fitch (READ - GREAT BOOK! 4 STARS)
* Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
* The Poisonwood Bible (Perennial Classics) by Barbara Kingsolver
* Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
* Elsewhere (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers) by Gabrielle Zevin
* I Know This Much is True (Oprah's Book Club) by Wally Lamb
* The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
* The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
* Is There Life After Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
* Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
* Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins: The Autobiography by Rupert Everett
* The Brief History of the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries) by Kevin Brockmeier
* Everlost by Neal Shusterman
* The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women's Poetry: 1967-2000 by Somebody
* My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
* The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
* Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
 

Mamba

Uranium
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May 22, 2008
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For my easy-reading CHICK LIT days:

I've just read The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (LOVES IT! 5 STARS)

Amazon recommends:

* Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (READ - PRETTY GOOD! 3 STARS)
* Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (READ)
* Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella (READ)
* Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
* Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (READ - LOVES IT 4/5 STARS)
* Shopaholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella
* Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella (READ - LOVES IT 4 STARS)
* This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
* Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
* Be Careful What You Wish for by Alexandra Potter

...while BookArmy recommends:

* Wish Upon a Star by Olivia Goldsmith
* Dead Run by P. J. Tracy
* We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
* Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
* The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
* The Bromeliad: "Truckers", "Diggers", "Wings" by Terry Pratchett
* Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
* Three Great Novels - The Bourne Trilogy: "The Bourne Identity", "The Bourne Supremacy", "The Bourne Ultimatum" by Robert Ludlum (READ ALL OF THEM. BRILLIANT. RECOMMEND)
* My Dark Places by James Ellroy
* The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

...and LibraryThing recommends:

* Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
* Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
* Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
* Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
* Jemima J: A Novel about Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green
* Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
* Something Blue by Emily Giffin
* Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham (READ.. QUITE GOOD 3 STARS..)
* The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (READ - RECOMMEND! 4 AND A HALF STARS)
* Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
* Bookends by Jane Green (READ, QUITE GOOD.. 2/3 STARS)
* The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
* Bridget Jones Diary by Fielding (AMAZING 5 STARS! V. FUNNY. RECOMMEND. BETTER THAN MOVIE)
* Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding (4 STARS, BETTER THAN MOVIE)
* Little Earthquakes (Washington Square Press) by Jennifer Weiner
* Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
* Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot (READ - GOOD)
* Watermelon by Marian Keyes
* The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
* Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
* Swapping Lives by Jane Green (WISH-TO-READ LIST)
 

Mamba

Uranium
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May 22, 2008
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For my Crime and Forensic Novel days:

I've just read "Point of Origin" by Patricia Cornwell (Best in the series, I think. But you have to read the earlier ones, as is like a saga 5 stars!)


Amazon recommends:

* Unnatural Exposure (Dr Kay Scarpetta) by Patricia Cornwell (READ - BRILL 4 STARS)
* Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell (READ - GREAT 3 STARS)
* Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell (READ - GREAT 3 STARS)
* The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
* From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell - Think I read but can't remember... will have to see if I have it/can find it...
* Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell (READ- FANTASTIC 5 STARS)
* Trace by Patricia Cornwell (READ - GREAT 4 STARS)
* Cruel and Unusual (A Dr. Kay Scarpetta mystery) by Patricia Cornwell (BRILL 4 STARS)
* Predator by Patricia Cornwell (GREAT -3 STARS)
* The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell (FANTASTIC 4/5 STARS)

...while BookArmy recommends:

* Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys & Hilary Jenkins
* Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
* Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris
* Amsterdam by Ian Mcewan
* The Taking by Dean Koontz
* The Specialist by Rhonda Nelson
* The Codex by Douglas Preston
* The Regulators by Stephen King & Richard Bachman
* The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon
* Midnight by Dean Koontz
 

Mamba

Uranium
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May 22, 2008
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Continuing the theme from above.
More murder/crime/mystery/thrillers:

I've just read "Along came a Spider" James Patterson (BEST EVER! 5+ STARS LOVE IT TO DEATH!)

* Kiss the Girls by James Patterson (FANTASTIC 5 STARS)
* Jack and Jill by James Patterson
* Cat and Mouse (Alex Cross) by James Patterson
* Pop Goes the Weasel (Alex Cross) by James Patterson (GOOD 3 STARS)
* Roses are Red by James Patterson (BRILLIANT 4 STARS)
* Violets are Blue (Alex Cross) by James Patterson (BRILLIANT 4/5 STARS)
* Black Market by James Patterson
* Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
* The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson
* London Bridges by James Patterson

...while BookArmy recommends:

* Postmortem by Aslund & Patricia Cornwell (GREAT! Her first, I think!)
* Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
* Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
* The Tesseract by Alex Garland
* Honeymoon by Amy Jenkins (pretty good! 3 stars)
* Turning Thirty by Mike Gayle
* My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
* Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend
* Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre
* Murder Most Fab by Julian Clary

...and LibraryThing recommends:

* Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross) by James Patterson
* Cat and Mouse (Alex Cross Novels) by James Patterson
* Jack and Jill (Alex Cross Novels) by James Patterson
* The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman
* Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson
* A Maiden's Grave by Jeffery Deaver
* Guilty as Sin (Deer Lake) by Tami Hoag
* Certain Prey by John Sandford
* Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman
* Night Prey by John Sandford
* The Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson
* Secret Prey (Prey Series) by John Sandford
* Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag
* Cry Wolf (Doucet) by Tami Hoag
* Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Jeff Lindsay
* Bad Love by Jonathan Kellerman
 

Queen Pixie

Still a bit noob
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In addition to most of the above...

Fiction Crime:
David Baldacci
Michael Connelly

Macabre (i.e. Stephen King):
Robert McCammon (particularly Swan Song)

Fantasy:
Terry Goodkind
David Eddings (your typical light wizard and dragon reading)

Right now I am reading 3 books, one at home, one at work and one in my purse :)
 

Unhappy Camper

Hells yeah
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Mar 10, 2008
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In addition to most of the above...

Fiction Crime:
David Baldacci
Michael Connelly

Macabre (i.e. Stephen King):
Robert McCammon (particularly Swan Song)

Fantasy:
Terry Goodkind
David Eddings (your typical light wizard and dragon reading)

Right now I am reading 3 books, one at home, one at work and one in my purse :)

Nerd. ^^