Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bookyap - book recommendations


Bookyap offers to find books that you'll like.  Specify your subject, or say what you like.

'Whittaker' tried it out for you:-
  • 1st search: I don't know how she does it.  A humorous book about a working mother, by Allison Pearson.  And what did Bookyap find?  I don't know how she does it.  (Not very clever!)
  • 2nd search: Scottish Enlightenment.  This time, Bookyap found 13 books, and they were exactly what I wanted.
  • 3rd search: Mozart opera.  27 matches, again an interesting selection.
  • 4th search: Chekhov plays.  13 matches. 
  • 5th search: no.1 ladies detective agency.  Results: the whole series.
To summarise - all three subject searches have been interesting.  Better than a library catalogue, though?  Hard to say!  As for the "Say what you like" search, maybe I'd have been more successful if my fiction preferences were more mainstream.  See what you think!

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