As far as I was concerned, this website worked remarkably well. In the book department, I gave it three very different authors whom I enjoy: Guy Gavriel Kay, James Herriot, and Guy Wetmore Carryl; the latter two may be somewhat obscure, too. The first name it came up with was Gerald Durrell, a writer whom I had completely forgotten about, but whom I love! Currently going through a book by the next name it recommended me, Peter Mayle: liking the book pretty well so far. I am sold!
The movie and music recommendations also worked pretty well from what I saw.