Monday, February 27, 2012

Musing Monday's February 27, 2012

Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
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 do read books in a series.  I try to always start with book one whether it is a new series or one that already has several books published.   Most of the time I don't need to go back to reread previous books when a new one comes out.  I do buy and keep the previous books and in some cases I reread the series while waiting for the next book.

I have started series that I do not continue.  My post today about the Temeraire series says a little about that.  (That post was scheduled long before this question)  If I do not see any movement in the series I drop it.  I have started several that were promising only to quit after several books because the stories were not working toward a solution to the problem in the first book.  For me the best series solve one problem and go on the another as the books progress.


  1. I like revisiting characters that feel like friends, which is why some series books are favorites.


  2. Yes, I agre. The best series have many subplots that are wrapped up in each individual book.

  3. I like your answer. I don't feel compelled to read all the books in the series if it doesn't hook me, either.

  4. I love series books and love getting to know the characters with each book.


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