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Tuesday Thingers – Most Popular Book

Tuesday Thingers

Tuesday Thingers

I’ve been really enjoying Tuesday Thingers – I’m very new to LibraryThing and with each Tuesday Thingers I participate in, I learn something new about LibraryThing. Today was no exception. Here’s today’s Tuesday Thingers question:

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

I checked around, and discovered that you can find the most popular books at LibraryThing on this page: right in the middle of that page is a section called “Top Books”. These are books that are owned by the most people over at LT.

Of the books listed on that page, I actually own the following (the numbers in brackets are the number of people at LibraryThing who own a copy of the book):

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (37,389)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (34,750)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (33,277)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (32,642)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (32,343)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (32,108)
The Da Vinci Code (26,843)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (26,109)
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again (24,939)
Pride and Prejudice (23,275)
To Kill a Mockingbird (20,520)
The Great Gatsby (18,776)
The Lord of the Rings (17,972)
Jane Eyre (16,841)
Angels & Demons (15,342)
Life of Pi (15,176)
The Fellowship of the Ring (14,160)

And out of the list of these books that I do own, I’ve read all of them except Life of Pi. For some reason, Life of Pi has been one of those books that I keep “meaning to get to”.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorceror’s Stone, but my copy is Philosopher’s Stone) is the most popular book, and it happens to be one of my favourite books. I’ve re-read it quite a few times, along with the rest of the books in the series. This “popular” list holds another one of my favourite books, Pride and Prejudice. It’s also a book that I re-read quite frequently. With Pride and Prejudice I find that I get something new out of it with every reading; the Harry Potter books, on the other hand, are just pure unadulterated FUN!

Mind you, my LibraryThing account currently has just a meager handful of books in it. The idea of entering all of my books into my account is rather daunting, so I don’t know how long it will take before I get all my books listed there.

Tuesday Thingers: LibraryThing Blog Widgets

Tuesday Thingers

Tuesday Thingers

I learned something new with today’s Tuesday Thingers: LibraryThing has blog widgets! I went in and played around with all of the variations, and decided that I liked the book cover mosaic the best. I’ve set it to recent books, which means I will have to get used to entering my books into LibraryThing more regularly than I’ve been doing.

Here is today’s Tuesday Thingers question:

Blog Widgets. Do you use them? Do you have them on your blog? Do you know what I’m talking about? :-) A blog widget is that list of books “From my LibraryThing” and such, that you’ll sometimes see on someone’s sidebar. If you use it, do all of your books show up or do you have it set to only show certain books? Do you have a search widget, which would allow your blog readers to search your library? Have you ever made a photomosaic of your book covers? You can find widgets and photomosaic information on the “Tools” tab in LibraryThing.

I wasn’t using a blog widget, but I am now! I’ve added it to my middle sidebar, down below. I have it set to show recent books, and I’ve chosen 12 covers. I don’t have the search widget up, though.

I’m curious about something, though. Do people enter only books they actually own into LibraryThing, or do you use it to keep track of all the books you’ve read or that you have on hand in your TBR pile? I’ve been using it to track all the books I own plus all the books I’ve read, including ones that I’ve later given away or swapped or returned to the library.

Tuesday Thingers: Popular book list

Tuesday Thingers

Tuesday Thingers

Today’s Tuesday Thingers question:

Popular this month on LT: Do you look at this list? Do you get ideas on what to read from it?

Have you read any of the books on the list right now? Feel free to link to any reviews you’ve done as well.

Here’s the list:

1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

3. Nation by Terry Pratchett

4. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

5. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

6. American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

8. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski

9. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland

10. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer

I have, sadly, not read any of these. However (ah, there is a bright spot to this!), I currently have The Graveyard Book and Eclipse in my TBR pile, and because of my meandering through this list, I’ve also added the following titles: Dewey, Anathem, and Any Given Doomsday.

It’s always a great day when I add more to my TBR pile.

Update: After reading this review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at Joy’s blog, I’ve decided to add it to my TBR afterall.