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Thoughts on a books website idea?

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by doris.ehcd, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. doris.ehcd

    doris.ehcd New Member

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    Hi everyone, I’m thinking about developing a new website to help with something I as a book lover personally find frustrating. I’d really welcome your comments!

    I feel that it takes too long to discover great books that fit my tastes (fantasy, etc.) There’s so many books and lists of books out there, but not enough guidance for choosing among the options when I’m deciding what to read next. I have to start a lot of books that I don’t finish because I don’t like the writing style or pacing. My favorite books are ones I discovered after a *lot* of looking around online.

    So I’m thinking about developing something like a “Rotten Tomatoes for books,” where each book gets a number score based on how critics and blogs have reviewed it. The site could also have Netflix-style categories (like “young adult novels set in the US with male protagonists”) to give recommendations if you tend to like books with specific elements.

    Would you find a site like this useful? Or if no, why not? Both answers are very welcome!
     
  2. Loh Teck Yong

    Loh Teck Yong New Member

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    I think it would be interesting. As for whether it would be useful or not, I guess you can only find out after the website's been set up.

    I like your idea but right now we don't know how many bookworms will actually use your site.

    I have a question. Will you only use reviews from other sites or do you plan on accepting book reviews submitted by readers without affiliation to review blogs/sites?
     

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