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.
I am also one of the many who owns "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". I do not own "The DaVinci Code" I have read the entire Harry Potter series many of them several times and own every video that is out. I think the main thing that drew me to Harry Potter was the whole wizards thing. I love the idea of not limiting ourselves and I think that is what Harry Potter does best. I had heard many good things about this book but it was the fact that I was trying to get a young girl to start to read "something" so I picked up my first two copies. (One for me and one for her) I don't think she ever read it but I got hooked. If a person takes a trip around my library they will find mostly non-fiction so popularity normally does not hold much sway for me. I am however starting to step back into the wonderful world of fiction and am wondering why I ever left. (I think it is because I get so lost in books I needed to come up and breath with non-fiction for a while) So in short I read what I like even if the world agrees with me.