April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
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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