Several people recommended this method to me, Andols. I've tried it a bit but I've just found it to be generally bothersome. If you get caught up for too long without asking for another title and therefore don't feed the old man, he tends to die. Then you've got to go out and hunt down a replacement. Also, being locked in the basement, the old men tend not to keep abreast of the more current books on the market. So depending on how long you've had him down there and how old he is, you may not be recommended anything from within the last several decades, which may or may not be to one's individual taste.

I've had better luck with book slugs, honestly. Much easier to maintain in almost every respect.