If you knew little about a book other than that everyone is currently raving about it, does that make you want to read it, or do you dismiss it as some trendy work not worth the time? Or at least, does that make you more hesitant to read it?
I don't have an answer myself; I admit that there are books I've avoided simply because I'm sick of seeing it everywhere. It's stupid and unreasonable but I can't help it. Even more moronic, I practically dig my heels when I see the Oprah's Book Club sticker, not because it's a discredit to the book but because I don't want people thinking I'm buying it because of her. Like I said, it's silly, and also embarrassing to admit. At the same time though, a book's popularity sometimes makes me curious enough to look up reviews so I can decide whether to read it.
How about you?