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Should Books Be Social?

I've recently started keeping track of what I read at a site called Goodreads, which bills itself as a sort of facebook for actual books. It's reading becoming social, a place where you can post what you're currently reading, what you've just read, what you thought about it, and what you think about your reading buddies' books. There are a number of other sites out there that attempt to monopolize on our social networking age, turning bibliophilia into a connected, modern hobby. The other one I know is booklamp.org, which has a recommendation service supposedly like Netflix for books; it analyzes your favorite books' "DNA" and gives you similar results. (Read more »)

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