On previous posts, I showed you ways to invite some book serendipity in to your life by using the telephone box library or blind date with a book or a book vending machine. Today, I have a more calculated way for you to select a book using this website:
Whichbook – a new way to choose what to read next.
Using a slider scale, you can find a book to match your mood or find characters you want to read about or a plot that interests you. Apparently there are millions of matches so I gave it a trial run with the mood feature.
There are 12 different mood settings and you can choose 4 that apply to you, set the bar to where you want and see what it recommends. I decided to look for a book that was fairly sad, a little unusual, serious and unpredictable. Because you know I love the heavy, emotional issues. The top recommendation was :
Described as “Enter the dark side of a fairy tale, where violence is shocking and characters are real human beings who pay the cost of their choices. In this retelling of Snow White and Rose Red, an abused young woman retreats into her dream world, only to find that peace too comes at a price. Moving, beautiful and, in the end, life-affirming, this magical story will linger in your heart.”
And you know what I love the sound it. I have never heard of it and I would buy it in a heartbeat! So based on one simple test, I would think it works. Not that I need help choosing a book, that’s what I read book blogs for! But as a little fun, to find something different, so go outside your comfort zone this could be worth a go. And I think for people who don’t read a lot, this might be more useful as they won’t already have a stack of to-reads like most of us do.
Bookish Chat : What do you think? Would you use this site?