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Musing Mondays August 24

August 23rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post from Just One More Page is about book series…

Do you prefer to read stand-alone books, or books in series? Do you stick with a series the whole way through or stop after the first installment? Are there any particular series you enjoy?(question courtesy of Elena)

I don’t have a real preference.  As long as the book is good I will pick it up.  It is nice to read stand alone books because there is no waiting to find out what happens.

Sometimes if a series is not complete I tell myself I should wait until the entire series is out so I don’t have to wait for the next book to come out but usually I don’t.  Once I get into a series I will usually will read it from start to end because I have no patience in finding out what happens.  I have gotten myself into the situation of waiting on next books in multiple series.  The ones I am waiting on is:

  • Blood Promise in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
  • Van Alen Legacy in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
  • The sequel to Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Darkest Whisper in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter
  • Next book after Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Gone in the Wake/Fade/Gone series by Lisa McMann
  • Ghostwalker series by Chrstine Feehan

What about you?

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12 Responses

  1. MushaMommy

    I try to wait out for the next book too, just to avoid the incomplete/hanging feeling.

  2. Book Chick City

    I think I have to say reading a series is my preference but I read all books and I really enjoy stand alones too.

  3. Elena

    Hmmmmm I am suddenly getting all these new ideas for series to read, based on everyone’s recommendations.

    Maybe my dislike of series is coming to an end, slowly…must be frustrating waiting for all those books, but I guess you can’t help what books/series you fall in love with. it’s like true love: often inconvenient but rewarding in the long run.

  4. caite

    I really have to read The Hunger Games before there are too many books in the series..lol

  5. Susan B. Evans

    I like the Ghostwalker books, too – as well as some of Feehan’s other series’. I just like books, books and MORE BOOKS! I don’t care if they’re part of a series or not. Here’s my full response.

  6. Bluestocking

    I get sad when I finish a series. I like having something to look forward too! Here is mine

  7. Lori

    Here is mine: http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-august-24-2009.html

  8. kaye

    I like to read both stand alone and series, my musings

  9. Vampira2468

    Some good series picks. Mine is here http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/horrible-mondays/#respond

  10. Melody

    I’d prefer stand-alone over series but I’ll go for anything that interest me! ;)

    I can’t wait to read Catching Fire!

  11. Caffey

    I love both stand alones and series! I don’t like tho, when series go on indefinitely tho because if I get into them, there’s like 30 books already out (like Robb) or 15 (like Enanovich). So I do like that a series does have a set number of books if they in a series. But I love so many series like Feehan that they were worth to start even though so many were out, so it goes both ways for me! I used to only read in order but I was getting behind in some reads. And many do stand alone. Like I recently read SO INTO YOU by Sandra Hill and it was part of her connecting series but it so stood alone so I’m going back reading others in her series now. So in a way I can be current to chat about the recent book and then get to the others when I can.

  12. dsuzuki

    Caffey-I agree, I don’t like when series go on indefinitely. I notice I enjoy trilogies the best. It gives me enough books to really enjoy the characters and story but not too long that it drives me crazy wanting to know what happens or start getting bored. I haven’t read Evanovich but so far Feehan’s books are good to me because each one resolves the main characters stories. So they can really standalone.

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