Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Thingers


What's the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it?


My answer: The most popular book in my library is Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I took a course on Jane Austen in college and had to read all of her books, and while I love many of them, honestly I've never finished Pride and Prejudice- I just couldn't get through it! I found it schmaltzy and I thought Elizabeth Bennett was a boring goody-goody. 23,259 other LibraryThingers have the book, and it's been reviewed 324 times. It's listed as the 10th most most-shared book overall.

49 comments:

Cathy said...

Here's my offeringthis week!

BooksPlease said...

And mine.

Julie said...

Here we go...I wish I knew how to do that linky thing, help?
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

Meghan said...

Here's my post this week. I think I'm going to have a very common answer.

bermudaonion said...

Thanks, Maire. My post is up here.

jlshall said...

I'd really like to be able to say the most popular book in my library is by Jane Austen. No such luck, I'm afraid. Here's my entry.

Kathy said...

Here is my answer:
http://kbr44.blogspot.com/2008/12/tuesday-thingers.html

Marie I envy you on being able to read any of Jane Austins novels. I have tried several times and give up within a few pages. Just never cared for her writing.

Beth F said...

This is my first TT!! My post is here.

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

caite said...

Congrads to Beth on her first TT...A small round of applause please!

My offering for the week is here.

If I wrote mine before I read the others I would be way up the list.

Laura said...

Sigh. Here's mine.

Shana said...

Okay, how do you tell which is the most popular book guys?

Shana
Literarily

betweenpages said...

Here's my answer!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

It's Harry Potter (first book) for me ... along with tens of thousands of other LTers!

Here's my full answer

Lenore said...

Here is mine !

writemeg said...

My post is up, too!

Michele said...

I want to be popular!

Alyce said...

Here is my post.

Ali said...

It's all those Harry Potter books, for me. After them, The Curious Incident of the Dog In Nighttime.

Ali, Worducopia

Melissa said...

Here is mine.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I can't seem to find where to get the information on Library Thing - help!! Every now and then I have no problem, but this one has me stumped!

:) Wendi

Icedream said...

I have this weeks post up here.

Jen said...

I don't want to be a spoilsport, but didn't we already have this question? I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later, though, with the myriad of questions you are trying to keep track of. My question, though, is whether many more people have added Pride and Prejudice since the last question to push it above 1984, or if you just recently added it yourself.

Icedream said...

Wendi,
I don't know if you received an answer yet but on LT you need to click on the top tag that says Zeitgeist. Then in the middle of the page is a column that says Top Books and the number of people who have it next to the title.

Shana said...

Mine is HERE.

Shana
Literarily

Book Lover Lisa said...

mine is finally up. Here.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Thanks Icedream! I had found that page, but was looking for something directly linked to my bookshelf! LOL

Here's my Thinger!

:) Wendi

Shauna said...

Mine is here.

Marie said...

Jen, Yes I asked the question before, maybe the second or third week I was doing TT. Please don't feel compelled to repeat yourself if you've already answered something before, but we have lots of people who've joined TT since we started it so I don't see the harm in repeating old questions. If you have any ideas for new things I could ask I would love any suggestions! :-)

thebookladysblog.com said...

Running a little late today at The Book Lady's Blog.

PopinFresh said...

Here's mine

~ Popin

Tim said...

1984.

candyschultz said...

I am guessing the seven Harry Potter books in my library would fit that category and, if not, the Tolkien books perhaps.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

My post is up HERE.

Thanks Marie, for another great question!!

candyschultz said...

I didn't realize you meant just on LibraryThing. I never used that zeitgeist tab before. I am not sure that popularity on LT would translate to the entire reading public although Harry Potter being first is probably true.

Do you mean to say, Marie, that you do not have the Harry Potter books? Do you not like them?

Marie said...

Candy, No- no Harry Potter for me! I read part of the first book and didn't care for it, so I passed it on. :-)

Jules Jones said...

Mine at Wordpress and LiveJournal

Jen said...

Marie,

That makes total sense. I think we need to revive that thread where we offer you ideas, because this is a lot of work for one person. I just initially thought that perhaps I was losing my mind when I saw the question!

Cathy said...

Marie--I've made a list of all the questions you've asked so far, and I'll try to come up with some new ones. (I already have an idea for one.) For 8 years I had to come up with 6 questions per week for a group I belonged to. After 2496 questions, the well ran dry. I know the effort something like this takes. Can you email me (cathyskye@yahoo.com)so I'll know where to send any questions I have?

mattviews said...

I hate to say it but Da Vinci Code is the most popular. Pride and Prejudice is second.

Allison said...

I am always last at getting this done because I don't check my email until late in the day during the week!! But..
HERE is mine!

Alea said...

Here is my answer!!!

Ms. Bookish said...

Mine is here. It was most interesting discovering that popular books list!

Joanne said...

Here is my answer.
The book I thought would be my most popular isn't even in my library :P

MercuryBlue said...

Here's me catching up with the whole lot.

Bella Foxx said...

Just a little late, sorry, here is mine, on my blog Bella is reading

tapestry100 said...

Better late than never, right?

Literary Feline said...

My response is posted.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday, as usual!

I'm giving away a lifetime LT membership on my blog this week. Maybe the winner will join in on TT!