Monday, March 18, 2013

What's a Good Book to Read?

Two of the five laws of library science are that there is a book for every reader, and a reader for every book. Our job is to match up books to readers. Here are a few tools which can help:

----Intelligent mysteries, often involving amateur sleuths, without graphic violence, profanity or sex. This is a HUGE genre.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 
----Romances are another giant category, and this site will help you find titles that are won't insult your intelligence.

Book Jam
----Two Vermont book lovers blogging about the books they are reading.

----This is a social networking website for readers. To use it, you create a profile, list books that you have read and liked, and the site will make recommendations for you. You can also write your own reviews, join discussions on particular books, and connect with friends to see what they are reading.

What's Next?
----Let's say you heard about an author who has written a series of books, and you want to find out what the first one is, or you've read one or more and want to find out what the next one is. Here's the site which will tell you.

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