Bitchery reader Elinyx gave me a heads up about a neat-o offer from a new site called “BookRabbit.” In what appears to be a merging of Flickr-style photo labeling and Shelfari or Library Thing book-based social networking, BookRabbit is building their site community by giving away 1000 free books. Open to UK folks only, the setup is simple. Upload and tag five books, and they’ll hand pick a free title for you. Elinyx tried it, and she says that their choices are based on what you’ve uploaded already, so you’re going to get an autobiography when your tastes run to science fiction. BookRabbit sent her a copy of Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, and while it’s not romance, Elinyx says it is similar to her uploaded selection of books.
Elinyx pointed out that a lot of the Free Kindle books are not available to the UK segment of our readership – which sucks, I agree – so if you’ve got a hankering for free books, you’re in the UK, and you want to upload and tag a picture of your bookshelf, have at it and let me know how it works for you.
But I have to say, if I had to pick 5 books that represented my bookshelf, I don’t know what I’d pick.