Saturday, May 16, 2009

Puzzling Over What To Read Next?

Then is for you!

According to their about page "Whichbook enables, for the first time, the choice of book to start from the individual reader and what they are looking for".

This is a pretty amazing concept which lets the reader choose elements of what he or she is in the mood to read. From things like happy/sad (or somewhere in between) to sex/no sex (or somewhere in between) to short/long ( get the idea).

That's just the beginning. From there you can choose elements of plot, character and setting.

Whichbook will find titles which match your preferences. If you don't like any of the books offered, change your choices and try again - there are 20 million different individual combinations possible!

Readers can also choose to search for audio or large print only.

The books in the database are all fiction and poetry in paperback written in or translated into English and published since 1995. Books are read by one of a team of 150 people who are drawn from libraries and literature organisations and are specially trained to create the entries.

Whichbook is managed by Opening the Book Ltd, who founded the reader development movement in the UK and create reader-centred approaches to promoting literature.

If you are on our side of The Pond (or living in Britain) you will not be able to take advantage of Whichbook's book borrowing capabilities but don't let that stop you from trying out this unique way to choose your next read.

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