by Morgan on June 21, 2011
When you buy a book at Barnes & Noble now, along with your receipt you receive four recommendations based on the book(s) you purchased. I can’t help but consider the environmental repercussions of giving every single customer two receipts instead of the already-useless one, but I digress: let’s take a look at my first personalized literary prescription, compliments of B&N.
The purchase was Anthropology of an American Girl, a novel I’ve been wanting to read since it was released, and is described by Library Journal as, “Henry James meets the 21st century.”
Here’s what my little slip of paper said:
We think you’ll like these great titles:
Mrs. Somebody Somebody, Tracy Winn
Commencement, Courtney Sullivan
The Story of a Beautiful Girl, Rachel Simon
The One That I Want, Allison Winn Scotch
All of these books are about women, written by women. White, American women. Yikes. Looks like B&N’s got me pegged. I HATE MEN.