BookAdvice.net


www.bookadvice.net is an interesting website with a ton of book reviews (I’ve read a lot of the books featured). If you take a look at the site, you’ll notice two things about the site’s management.

  1. It’s run entirely by minerva66 from the Forum of Requirement.
  2. I’ve been involved a little with it.

I’ve developed some of the underlying PHP for BookAdvice. I did the database engine that powers the site and the accompanying search engine that was just added.

The site’s pretty good. The reviews are well written and everything’s organized pretty well (the organization of the links has improved since the navigation was redone recently). The ads aren’t too intrusive either.

I designed the new, smaller, banner at the top (isn’t glass text cool?).

One of my favorite parts of the site is the new random quote at the top of the main page. I believe it has close to 50 quotes stored in it. Admit it, random quotes are cool — especially if the quotes are funny. Several of the stored quotes are humorous. I especially like the one by Groucho Marx: “From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.”

If you’re looking for some stuff to read until Harry Potter 7 is out, try this site. The forums are a little short on users, too. Registering is quick and easy. Got a book you like? You could recommend it there. Or you could take part in the general discussion of the reviews on the site.