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Wednesday December 28, 2016

You May Also Like ...

I don't know how long this has been going on, but Barnes & Noble is now doing the thing of recommending items based on your purchases. I noticed this over the holidays. You buy, say, “The Book of Daniel,” and they'll suggest another E.L. Doctorow or maybe a history on the Rosenbergs or McCarthyism or the New Left. Their recommendations wind up in your bag along with your receipt.

Here's the recommendation I got based on Salinger purchases:


  • Catcher in the Rye by Salinger, J.D.
  • Bell Jar by Plath, Sylvia
  • Things They Carried by O'Brien, Tim
  • Girl on the Train by Hawkins, Paula

The last is a bit of a stretch. Or something.

Anyway, it's a nice innovation ... 20 years late.

Posted at 06:59 AM on Wednesday December 28, 2016 in category Books  
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