One of my reading resolutions was to get over my aversion to be marketed to, and instead actively help Amazon market to me, in the hope of improving my book selections. I started by rating my favourite books over the last few years of reading, and then checked to see what Amazon had for me in the way of recommendations…
Amazon: How about a maths book?
Me: What? Try again.
Amazon: Hmm. Here, have lots and lots and lots of murder-mysteries.
Me: Okay, I said I liked Dorothy L Sayers, but that’s because–
Amazon: All right, Agatha Christie.
Me: I’ve read Agatha Christie. I like Sayers because of the writing and the characters, not the murders–
Amazon: Elizabeth George. People say she writes like Sayers.
Me: Look, let’s switch to some fantasy recommendations, okay?
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