Discover More Than 100 Million Books In Your Browser

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100 Million BooksThere are, apparently, around 100 million book titles in circulation right now. But how do you discover new ones, except by browsing in a bookshop or on Amazon?

If you're a regular user of the web, here's a really neat idea. It's an extension for Chrome which introduces you to a new book at random every time you open a new tab. Which makes a welcome change from whatever your home page is currently set to (probably Google, if you're anything like me).

The extension, for reasons already mentioned, is called "100 Million Books". You'll find it at http://100millionbooks.org/ and it takes just a single click to install. Now, each time you open a new tab in your browser you'll be greeted by a picture from a random book, plus an excerpt from its text. There are links to Amazon and other sites if you want to buy yourself a copy, but that's not really the point. The main idea is to help you familiarise yourself with lots of different types of literature, and it does that really well.

And it sure makes a change from your normal Google home page.

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