Here's their blurb from the home page:
Have you ever wanted a better way to:
* see what your friends are reading?
* keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read?
* get great book recommendations from people you know?
It's not just a place to list the books you read, but a way of comnparing books with friends, finding new titles, and just general social networking through books. I haven't used it a lot yet, but I like the idea!
Users join a group of 6 and rotate books each month...so you contribute your own book and read 5 others that are sent to you each month. It's pretty cool...and it's free. So far I've read some great books.
Go to any small, independent bookstore and you are likely to find the most current issue of the Booksense newsletter. Each month, a list of book recommendations is compiled, based on recommendations from independent bookstore employees. There are also specialty pick editions that focus on a specific theme or genre. These books might not all be on the best seller lists, but they are wonderful books nontheless.