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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.

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Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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. :-)