Introducing The Millions’ “Books and Reviews”

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Today we’re unveiling an exciting new feature at The Millions. Over the last seven-plus years, we have written about thousands of books. Knowing that people like to dig through the archives to read about the books we’ve covered, we’ve tried to create ways to make that easier, but until now our efforts had proven unwieldy to use and to manage.

So, in an effort to solve this problem once and for all, we’ve spent several months putting together a new section that we are proud to show off today: The Millions Books and Reviews.

That main page is an exercise in serendipity. Hit refresh and ten new random books will appear that have been mentioned on the site at some point in our history. Click on any one of those covers and learn more — or hit refresh again.

If you are looking for something more specific, browse by author using the alphabetical navigation at the top of the page. From those pages you’ll be able to click through to any book and view The Millions’ coverage of that book.

You may notice that in some cases we have more than one listing for a book — this is because over the years we may have linked to more than one edition of the book (paperback and hardcover, most commonly).

We hope you find this new feature useful. Before I let you go check it out, I just wanted to thank our many readers who have supported the site. This support has allowed us to continue to innovate with features like this new section and hopefully provide a great experience for readers looking for book coverage online.

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7 Responses to “Introducing The Millions’ “Books and Reviews””

  1. Pat
    at 8:09 am on June 15, 2010

    Awesome, thanks!

  2. Jack M
    at 8:46 am on June 15, 2010

    Wonderful idea! Thanks for enabling my addiction to literature. This is a great website.

  3. christine
    at 3:12 pm on June 15, 2010

    Learning how to read is a skill, learning what to read is an art. Thanks for helping me in the art of choosing a good read!

  4. Shana
    at 7:27 pm on June 15, 2010

    I love this. You have just made my internet life of researching great reads so much easier. I just did a couple of searches randomly by first letter of author’s last name and that led to X and X led to Y and now I’ve got to stop fooling around online and go back to what I was reading.

  5. Sarah McCoy
    at 7:19 pm on June 16, 2010

    Brilliant! Posting reviews by their book covers makes this new feature incredibly user friendly. It goes without saying that the write-ups are fabulous, too. Thanks, Millions “Editor”! ;)

  6. Tom
    at 12:07 am on June 18, 2010

    Good call. Don’t let this go away.

  7. Sam Jones
    at 6:26 am on July 1, 2010

    I may be being stupid but I can’t find the Millions’ reviews for the books. If I click on the book or the title I end up at the Amazon page. And none of the links to the right seem to be a review. I’ve tried this for 10-15 books. Am I missing something obvious?

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