Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop 11/12-11/19


It's been a few months since I've done the Hop, hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. Stop by and join the fun. It's a great way to meet other bloggers.

Each week she poses a question.
This week's question is:

"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

My answer:
Yes, almost always. I have a love/hate relationship with book series. I really love the idea of them; waiting for the next one anxiously, developing with the same character, etc. But honestly, they are a lot of pressure. I really have enjoyed some first and second books in some series and then don't get to the rest and when I do think of them again, they are on like #9 and I have forgotten what happened in #1 and #2!! (total run on sentence...sorry!)
I like to start at the beginning but I am really starting to hate not being able to complete a series. Like this whole Dragon Tattoo book. Good lord, it's like 5000 pages long and there are 3 of them. 3!! Soon to be 4!!! That's a lot of pressure!!!! I mean, I can't just read one, can I? Can I?

(whew)

Sorry, I'm feeling a bit expressive tonight I guess. !

In realty, I have not read that many series. I have really tried to stop obsessing about all of the middle grade and young adult series that have multiplied over the last few years that I have not gotten to. For now, I am trying to stick to Sue Grafton, Victoria Laurie, Leslie Meier, and a few others that write slow enough to keep up with.

I haven't even read Mockingjay.
(shakes head)
I know.
sad.

presssssssssure.

Anyhoo, welcome to my blog, if you are new. I'm not normally this crazy. I hope you plan on coming back. (nervous laugh)

red headed book child


6 comments:

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bookdout said...

Hi Just hopping by.

Sue Grafton is great but it feels like forever between new books coming out, I wish she was a bit faster.


shelleyrae @ www.bookdout.wordpress.com

samstillreading said...

There's going to be a fourth book?! Wow!
I have to start with the first in a series too.

Talina Perkins said...

You have such a great blog! I am a new follower from the blog hop. I will definitely add you to my morning coffee roll!;-)

Happy Reading!

http://www.bookinitalong.blogspot.com/

lucybirdbooks said...

Hia,

I haven't read Mockingjay either. There are a few of us! I get what you mean about lots of books in a series getting confusing.

GMR said...

Same here....love series, but they can get quite weighty with the page load. I suppose it all boils down to your interest in the storyline and the characters....happy reading (series or otherwise)!