A quick shout out for a very nice bunch of people who I came across this week.
With the avowed intention of bringing a little of ‘independent bookshop advice’ to the web, lovereading.com looks like a nice way to hear what other people think about that book you have your eye on or just a nice way to get a recommendation. The area of recommendation engines has always been a tough nut for web companies to crack and I’ve never thought anyone has got their algorithm entirely right (I’ve looked at it myself – don’t get me going on the solar magnitude problem).
But Lovereading avoid the problem entirely by using real people to do the recommending. Worth a look.