Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?
I love reading book series. Mystery, romance, thriller, sci-fi, or fantasy. doesn’t matter to me. I am avid about them. But I’m beginning to feel like after the third book, the writer is trying too hard to keep things rolling. Some writers are good about making each book in their series as close to a standalone as you can get without being one. But recently, some writers I read have fallen short. And it’s sad because reading about familiar characters and their escapades always gives me a sense of enjoyment. But sometimes now, the series is SOOOOO long and overgrown that it is a daunting task to even think of reading them all. And can the author keep things fresh and new?
Reading book series these days is a true investment in time. You get so involved with the books that you go and buy the next one whether it be ebook or paper, you want your fix.
That is a good thing, though.
I have blogged about this before, check it out here.
Sometimes, I get behind on the books in a series. I will read the first three in a hurry but then have to wait for book four and when it comes out, I don’t always go right to the bookstore to get it. *confession time* sometimes I wait until book five comes out and get TWO at a time, just so I can keep reading longer.
And don’t even get me started on those that end on a cliffhanger and make you wait until the next book to get you ramped up again. Sigh.
Would you like to see what I am reading? OKAY! here it is but remember it is book three in a series! If you want to read this fine author’s work, you should start with book one in this series because it is sort of a continuing saga. Not all wrapped up with a pretty bow at the end of any of them.
It’s called the Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold
That is an affiliate link to Amazon. Thanks for helping me buy groceries by clicking and buying using it. *laughing face*
Anyway, I guess that’s all I wanted to say today. Reading is a fun pastime and I am spending way too much work time, thinking about my pastime. I hope your Wednesday is filled with great books.