Monday, February 27, 2012
Musing Mondays - Series Books
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This week’s musing asks…
• Do you read books that are part of a series?
• Do you collect all the books in the series before starting? What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book one? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?
I love series books. I love getting to know the characters and feeling like I'm re-visiting old friends. So, yes, I read books that are part of a series.
I used to collect all the books in a series before starting to read it, but the series became longer and longer. It ended up that I collected all the books, but hadn't even read the first one. Staring at 10 or so books to read was kind of overwhelming. So, I no longer do that.
If the series is brand new, I will read the first book even if the others in a series haven't been released yet.
There have been times I've started reading books because I didn't realize they were part of a series. For instance, I read the first Stephanie Plum book when it was originally released. I didn't realize Janet Evanovich intended to continue the series each year. For the most part, I read the books as they were released. A few years ago I found so many other books that I haven't gone back to that particular series and I'm kind of behind but I'll get back to it.
I never re-read books. If it's been a long time between books for me, it makes it harder but I just don't have time for re-reads. Usually once I start the book, I remember what happened in previous books.
Overall, I really enjoy getting involved in a series and getting to know the characters.