Monday, October 21, 2013

Musing Monday October 21, 2013


MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
 • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
 • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
 • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My rant today is about books in series that are really not a series but one long book divided into 3 separate books.  What identifies these?  For me it is when a book just ends and leaves me hanging.  I don't mind series books where part of the problem is solved for the main characters in the story but there are additional problems that can be addressed in future books.  What I don't like are books where nothing is solved the book just ends with everything up in the air.  And what brought this on?  I just finished two books where that happened.  I probably would not mind that much but I have to review one for a publication and I don't have much nice to say about it.  Not my favorite thing to do. 

 So how about you.  Do you even like to follow series?  Is there anything about series that you do not like?

10 comments:

  1. I love series, only because I tend to get emotionally invested with characters, so I love reading more about them.

    But I agree, a series can't just leave you hanging with nothing resolved whatsoever. I think a good series is when you can end up reading one book as a standalone, and still kind of follow what happened previously. That happened to me with one YA book, I didn't even realize it was part of a series until I was nearly finished with it!

    Here's my musing if you'd like to read it: The Luminaries

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  2. I didn't think I was overly fond of series, but I had to rethink lately when I ran into some very good ones.
    I buy a lot of books for my iPad mini on Kobo books. There they often have suggestions and by chance I
    read a resumé on an Allison Brennan book. It was so
    good so I eagerly went for more and discovered that
    there are a whole series (all books ends though and can be read independently). It is about Lucy Kincaid
    and is sort of detective/thriller books. Easy to read,
    everything is left exactly on the spot and not
    overdoing anything, not even the continues love
    story. I am eagerly awaiting her 7th book which
    should be out in end of October.

    Another one is the Sockie Stackhouse novels by
    Charlaine Harris which are the base for the TV series
    True Blood. I read the 13 books in more or less one go and they are charmingly written.

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  3. I do like series, but I definitely don't like having to wait for the books to come out! :)


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  4. Not much of a series reader. Prefer stand alones!

    Have a great reading week!

    Here is my post.

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  5. I like to read series, but sometimes I think the author lets them go on too long. Sometimes a character has done or said it all--yet the author just keeps writing book after book . . .

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  6. I like series but as you say only if that is what they really are.. books divided into parts are not a series

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  7. Yeah that's an interesting thought. I think i agree with you. I read LoTR as one book. Can't really think of a split book that I've read in the recent past...

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  8. I read a lot of series. The type of books I read just tend to have sequels.

    One of my least favorite things about some series, though, is the length of them. There are some really long and drawn out ones, and I just lose interest.

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  9. I read a lot of series. The type of books I read just tend to have sequels.

    One of my least favorite things about some series, though, is the length of them. There are some really long and drawn out ones, and I just lose interest.

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  10. I rarely read series. Usually I read the first in a series and then find there's not really much pull to continue on. Here's my musing: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/musing-mondays-12/

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