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I love books. As Elizabeth Scott said, “I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be”. Books are my best friends; they don’t lie to my face, for one thing. They keep me entertained and encouraged. Whenever I feel depressed or need a shoulder to lean on, I turn back to a book, be it Jonathan Livingston Seagull or Goblet of Fire.

But not all the books are worth your time. We often rely on critics like NYTimes, who heavily rely on sales numbers to measure a book’s quality, to find our next book. But, more often than not, we walk away disappointed. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to listen to your like-minded friends rather than a complete stranger? That’s what GoodReads is all about.

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Hollywood churns out so many movies every year. Even for an ardent movie buff, it is tough to stay on top all hot releases, let alone good ones. If you a are a casual moviegoer, then it is doubly tough to know which movie is watchable and worth making the trip to a theatre or paying up for on an on-demand service.

For years, IMDB has been the primary source of movie related information and they do have a great database. Except for a few changes to the homepage, though, the website remains its same old clunky self. Letterboxd is a new web app that’s focused on helping movie fans find and recommend movies socially. It does so with a modern UI that puts movies front and center.

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The idiot box is an amazing source of entertainment. Thanks to so many TV stations on air, there is no dearth of content – quality ones or otherwise. The number of shows being broadcast across the channels is growing exponentially and a lot of shows get cancelled or added mid season too. This makes TV viewing a chaotic experience.

To discover great shows to watch and to engage with fellow fans while the show is being broadcast is something a lot us are looking forward to do. SocialGuide is here to fill that void with style.

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TV shows are refreshingly awesome. The variety and depth of content available spanning various genre is unmatchable. Given the talent and strong content behind the TV shows, even multi-million dollar movies made with bankable stars are unable to set the box office on fire. What TV watchers need is an app that can help them keep track of all the awesome shows and their schedules.

Followmy.tv keeps a record of your TV history, lets you discover new and old shows and share them with your friends. Let’s take a look at how one can become an organized couch potato with this web app.

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