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http://www.librarything.com/unsuggester

Oh boy, do I love that thing. I may spend all afternoon with it. Thanks.
Lia
The funny thing is that I have read and either intensely disliked or was meh about 13 of 16. Of ... remotely interested in reading is The Remains of the Day. I have read other things by Ishiguro and liked it.

Have you read Never Let Me Go? I found flaws in the premise and logic. (One always does with science fiction.) But the pacing and flow and characters were terrific.
Lia
Have you read Never Let Me Go? I found flaws in the premise and logic. (One always does with science fiction.) But the pacing and flow and characters were terrific.

I'm a little leery of science fiction in general. If the science isn't good, I have a hard time digesting the fiction.
What I have liked from Ishiguro is An Artist of the Floating World and A Pale View of Hills, which this doesn't sound like. Next time I'm in the library, I'll read a few pages and see.
Suja
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http://www.librarything.com/unsuggester

I put in Accidental Tourist (one of my faves) and I am not to read:

Systematic theology : an introduction to biblical doctrine Don't waste your life by John Piper
I especially like the latter unsuggestion. Guess I'll just go on wasting my life, then!

Catherine
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& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
I gave it "Applied Cryptography" and it told me to stay away from "The Devil Wears Prada," whcih is something I had kind of planned to do, anyway.

I gave it Inferno , by Dante, and it unsuggested 3 things I've never heard of (though I like the sound of Vogue Knitting on the Go: Socks Two ).
The fourth unsuggestion was cool: Thinking in Java .

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Never heard of him. After Googling and finding out he's a consultant for "24," I think it's a safe bet that I'm better off remaining ignorant of his, um, oeuvre.

It's pretty unbelievable stuff. I've read two of them, both times by accident. He's one of those "liberals are pussies" guys who also seems to believe that murdering liberal pussies is an act of patriotism. I'm basically very happy to consider Vince Flynn one of the people responsible for what's been going on here for the past six years. He's quite a popular author - kind of like a Rush Limbaugh for people with basic reading skills.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
The fourth unsuggestion was cool: Thinking in Java .

I have that one. It's pretty good.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
I haven't had time to read anything that can be considered 'deep'. Hell, these days, I'm lucky to get around to the Comic pages in The Post.

My lifestyle these last couple of years doesn't allow any deep reading. I need books which I can put down after 10 minutes and pick up an hour or a day later. I've gone back to an old standby - historical fiction, and renewed my library card.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
That
means that you're pretty much at the mercy of the tastes of the people who choose to enter their libraries into that website, a self-selecting group that could very well have some unattractive reading habits (says Melinda, who has some unattractive reading habits).

My reading habits are very eclectic at the moment. My attention span doesn't allow for more than about half an hour of reading at a time. And it also, apparently, doesn't allow for any single-minded direction either.

I currently have no less than six books with bookmarks. I fully intend to finish reading each one. (I'm not counting the three or four more that I have that I may or may not ever return to.) And it amazes me that I do remember each one sufficiently to be able to return to the spot I left off whenever I'm ready to pick that one up. It amazes me even more since just yesterday I spent several minutes trying to come up with the word "hypocrite". (I knew it was from some Greek philosopher or scientist''s name - Machiavelli kept coming to mind. Yes, I know he was Italian. And Hippocrates wasn't the root for hypocrite but it worked.)

Those six books range from Cross by James Patterson to the opposite end of the spectrum with Learning to Speak Alzheimer's. I entered each of the six into this site and it couldn't comment on any of them.

I'm not sure whether that says more about my reading habits or about the members on that site!
Judy
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