walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Recommendations I Could Use

I have a substance abuse problem. With books. I know this. I engage in some mitigation, notably, I really try hard not to buy pbooks any more so I don't have to expend so much time and energy getting rid of books to make space for new ones. I don't actually intend to stop reading (or even significantly reduce the amount of reading I do), altho I will note that over the last few years I've been substituting with match-3 games. It's not clear this is an improvement.

Anyway. I alternate (not strictly, just roughly) between non-fiction and trashy fiction. I'm morally opposed to Literature and avoid it whenever possible. The trashy fiction mostly consists of series, so as to reduce the amount of effort to find more trashy fiction when I want it/reduce the got-the-right-kind-of-trash problem. Every few weeks, I'm off to Amazon to review my kindle archive and see what is out new from the people I have bought in the past.

This is incredibly ridiculous. My recommendations on Amazon rarely include The Next Entry in the serieses (<-- that can't possibly be a word) I am already reading. Why not? Hacking a separate feature to recommendations to add this (here are _new_ entries in series you have already bought at least 3 of, say) would make this so much easier. Amazon started life with a feature to notify you when authors you were tracking released something. That was borderline useless, but I'd _love_ a new-series-entry-available e-mail/message/wtf. Or maybe make it available through subscribe-and-save ...
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