My Amazon recommendations today are bizarre…

My Amazon recommendations today are a bit weird, but difficult to argue with. has new recommendations for you based on items you purchased or told us you own.

In this message:

  • Perl Best Practices
  • Essential System Administration
  • Curling For Dummies
  • How to Be a Canadian
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
  • Motorcycle Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Repair (Motorbooks Workshop)

Ages ago I told Amazon about every book I owned, to get better recommendations (didn’t work very well), and recently I copied my Ottawa Library holds list into a wishlist so I had a record of it somewhere (seems to have worked better). Usually the recommendations are along the lines of “Here are ten Perl books we know about”, but today they’ve decided to diversify.

Which reminds me: I need to start exploring GoodReads. I’m right over here if you want to add me to your listything.