Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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.


Library Cat said...

Hi Silver Heron,
I too usually prefer to read non-fiction. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good fictional story, but I love history and science.

Anonymous said...

I too love the wizard/magic aspect to HP :) It's imagination at it's best.

Literary Feline said...

I enjoy stories about wizards and magic. That's too bad the girl you were trying to interest in reading didn't end up reading the Harry Potter books. Were you able to interest her in something else?