Penguin Book Covers and LibraryThing’s UnSuggester
Tim from LibraryThing is constantly amazing me. I’ve been testing hisÂ UnSuggester, which recommends the books you are unlikely to read if you own/have read another. It’s fun to plug in your favourite titles or bestsellers and see what the opposite reads are.
Another great book thing today is My Penguin: classic books with blank covers that the reader can design or decorate personally. If you scan a copy of your cover and send it in to Penguin, they’ll even post it on their website.
I think some great literary jokes could be played by taking the blank covers of the Penguin titles and replacing them with the covers of the UnSuggester’s picks. Readers who picked up Girls in Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares might enjoy Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment after finding it inside the covers, and who knows, maybe readers of Web Standard Solutions by Dan Cederholm would appreciate the romance in Jane Austen’s Emma?