Friday, July 9, 2010

The Book Seer - A Book Recommendation Engine

The Book Seer is a neat book recommendation engine that I discovered last night through Kristen Swanson's Teachers as Technology Trailblazers blog. The Book Seer is very easy to use. To get a book recommendation just type in the title and author of a book that you've recently read and the Book Seer will spit out a list of related titles and authors that you might enjoy. I tested the Book Seer with four different titles. The more obscure titles, Snow in the Kingdom, and A Good Life Wasted yielded no results but The World Is Open and Hatchet yielded plenty of results.

Applications for Education
The Book Seer could be a great little tool for students to use after reading a book that they've enjoyed. As good as the Book Seer is, I think I prefer Your Next Read's interface and recommendations.