After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday Thingers 17 June 2008

This weeks question: What's the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it? What's the most popular book you don't have? How does a book's popularity figure into your decisions about what to read?

The most popular book in my library is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which according to the LT Zeitgeist, 32,518 people own and is the most popular book on LT. And I have to admit, I love it. I love all the Harry Potter books. I love the progression that not only the characters go through, but also J.K. Rowling's writing technique; just like the kids grow up in the books, so does she grow as a writer with each volume. I really enjoyed reading it and watching that progression.

The most popular book that I don't have is The DaVinci Code, even though I have read it. That falls as the 7th most popular book with 23,291 copies on LT.

I don't know that I tend to base a book simply on it's popularity, but more on what other reader's whose opinions I respect say about a book. I have been drawn to some books based solely on their popularity, however, and in some cases been pleasantly surprised and some I have been disappointed in.

And for a shameless plug, I'm giving away some books! For more information, click here.


J. Kaye Oldner said...

Since I highlighted LT's top book I read, I know that I don't go with the!

kbookreviews said...

I loved HP too. It was certainly interesting to see how much darker the books got as the series progressed!

Table Talk said...

Actually you can make that 32,519 because although I own it I read it before I joined LT and I only record those books I've read. I love it too and intend to devote two weeks this summer reading straight through the entire series. Wallow, wallow, wallow.

My Journey Through Reading... said...

I am in the minority having never read any of the Potter books. They are something I would like to read someday but right now just don't have the time!

Literary Feline said...

I really enjoy the Harry Potter books too. They do get better with time. :-)