Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Lamp - A Book Recommendation Engine

Book Lamp is a new service that aims to help readers find new books that they might enjoy. Once you've registered on Book Lamp you can enter the title of a book you like or the name of an author you like to find a new set books you might also like. Book Lamp rates books by pacing, density, action, description, and dialog. Based on those characteristics Book Lamp suggests books you like might like. You can learn more about Book Lamp's rating system by watching the video on their homepage (warning, the video is kind of boring). Book Lamp also offers a book discussion forum which seems to have a fairly active community.
Applications for Education
Book Lamp could be a good service for reading and literature teachers to use to locate books that are interesting and appropriate for their students' age and reading abilities.