Friday Fun Link – Lazy Library (Nov 9, 2007)

Lazy Library is a website dedicated to recommending books that are no longer than 200
pages, on any subject, to help those that find reading to be “time
consuming”.


Like Michelle, I think it's not as dumb of an idea as it sounds at first and might have some utility in today's culture.  (I had a lengthy conversation with the person who buys the majority of the fiction at our library system recently about how so many of the most popular books today tend to be the ones with short, snappy chapters.  “The Da Vinci Code” is the penultimate example of this but even something like “The Road” which won the Pulitzer Prize fits this description.   And have I mentioned how highly I recommend this book?  So good.) 

My only criticism of the site is that it could really use a browse feature to go with its search function. 

(via Yarns From M)

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Neat site. I agree that some sort of browse would be nice, unfortunately it looks as though all the site is doing is querying amazon and filtering out anything with more then 200 pages. An excellent design for a quick mashup though.
    Ian

    Posted 10 Nov 2007 at 1:29 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Nice catch – I didn't realise that. Pretty creative way to make some money for somebody.
    I recently heard of a similar trick – people are creating blogs that are basically just feeds of a Google News Alert. So you could get an automatic post anytime any media source mentions “libraries” or “x-box” or whatever. Stick some Google Ads around it and you've got some passive income coming in. Hmmm…that's got me thinking!

    Posted 10 Nov 2007 at 2:56 pm

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