I think they’re trying to tell me something

By Mir
September 12, 2006

Do you ever feel like the Amazon Recommendations based on your buying/ browsing are a little… well… Big Brother-ish? Most of the time I manage to just browse through them and go, “Huh. Okay,” and that’s that.

But this morning I’m feeling a little uncomfortable.

My top 4 recommended products from Amazon this morning:

1) Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction—and Get It Published (Paperback)

2) You Can Afford to Stay Home With Your Kids: A Step-By-Step Guide for Converting Your Family from Two Incomes to One (Paperback)

3) The Complete Tightwad Gazette (Paperback)

4) Foot Care Kit – 1 – Kit

What’s wrong with my feet?? (Perhaps they don’t think enough like my editor?) Hmph.


  1. I was completly insulted and slightly freaked out the first time they sent me one. I didn’t even remember that I had placed an order with them (I usually order from Alibris). I couldn’t figure out how on earth they knew I was such a disfunctional person (I had ordered some self help books)!

  2. Too funny! My husband will browse Amazon under my login, so I always end up with recommendations for him. That, and even more children’s books.

    Delurking to say I love this site and you are very very pretty.

  3. This is why I love your blogs: all of those coulda or shoulda been recommended for me. Don’t worry about the foot thing – it’s a Burts Bees thing! I love their stuff.

  4. Ditto on the strange recommendations. I buy for my husband and my daughter among others so my recommendations are full of NINE INCH NAILS and the Wiggles. Yeah, those go GREAT together!

  5. loooove your site. please do a write up about digicam sales/suggestions real soon.

    p.s. i just signed up for amazon prime. YUM.

  6. I have to admit I get a little spooked when Amazon recommends a stack of CDs for me and I already own most of them.

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