Book Seer: Are You Mad?

So I picked Book Seer’s brain and found its ability for suggesting books to be adequate. But a search engine that recommends books, my friends, is still a search engine, which can be really endearing. Here are some of the more surprising results from Book Seer when I test drove it today.

I said I’d read…
Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange

and Bookseer’s suggestions included…

  • The American Journey of Barack Obama by Life Magazine
  • The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
  • Just After Sunset by Stephen King
  • Anjum’s New Indian by Anjum Anand [a cookbook]
  • Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  • Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day by Donald  J. Sobol
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Mother West Wind’s Children by Thornton W. Burgess
  • Sword and Sorceress XIV by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin

  • Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox
  • A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion by Anthony Bourke
  • Give Me Back My Legions! by Harry Turtledove
  • Swimsuit by James Patterson

Star by Pamela Anderson

  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
  • March by Geraldine Brooks

I think that with this last one, Book Seer was aghast at my hypothetical reading choice and decided to take on a more prescriptive role. A most honorable intention, good Book Seer, most honorable indeed.

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