Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday Thingers


Today's question: Series. Do you collect any series? Do you read series books? Fantasy? Mystery? Science fiction? Religious? Other genre? Do you use the series feature in LT to help you find new books or figure out what you might be missing from a series?

My answer: The only type of series I really read is manga series, which are serialized comic novels from Japan. So far I've started about a half dozen or so: Love Hina was my first, a prime example of shonen or teenage-boy manga. It's a great silly love story and I really enjoyed it. I've also been reading Nana and Happy Mania, manga series aimed at young women, and I've started a few others that I haven't wanted to continue with for one reason or another. Kare Kano was a teen-girl manga I started and gave up on, for example. I love trying new series and different genres of manga. I subscribe to Shojo Beat, a magazine specializing in shojo manga which is aimed at teen girls. Manga series can be upwards of 20 volumes long or more, so I read them in between other things or when I'm on the bus or just need something light. Manga can be serious too but I like them as a light indulgence. I've taken a look at the series feature on LT but when it started it looked like it had a lot of errors so I haven't used it much.

48 comments:

Alabama Book Worm said...

Yeah! I get to be first!

Cathy said...

Wow! Are we going alphabetical? First Alabama, now Arizona! Yes folks, I'm a Serial Reader....

loopyloo100 said...

I love series too:
My post

Lenore said...

It seems like a lot of the books I read these days have sequels.

Here's my post for today.

Kathy said...

Here is my post.
http://kbr44.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers_21.html

someone really needs to tell me how to create a clickable link. =)

sgs said...

Marie, I've never heard of manga. Interesting!

HERE is my answer.

Shana
Literarily

sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I didn't think I had a series-ous problem, but I do have the Harry Potter and Mitford books. Looking at CK, I found a bunch more series books.

I agree, Marie, and user-edited knowledge base tends to have errors!

My answer is here:
http://www.sheistoofondofbooks.com/2008/10/21/tuesday-thingers-a-series-ous-question/

bermudaonion said...

I learn so much from you, Marie! My post is here

Michele said...

I love series! My longer answer.

shelburns said...

Here's mine...

http://writeforareader.edublogs.org/2008/10/21/tuesday-thingers-series/

Amy said...

Nice question! Here's my response: http://passagestothepast.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers.html

Amy said...

I'm with Kathy - how DO you make a clickable link in comments?

rjsbooklady said...

I'm up at The Book Lady's Blog. I'll be really interested to read about other people's favorite series.

Jules said...

Here is my poster for this week

http://juliebooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers_21.html

J.

Kara said...

Here is my post. I love series.

Kara said...

Here is where I learned how to make a link in comments.

How to make a link

caite said...

Checking in right here. The Giant ER Series Conspiracy!

Laura said...

Not much of a series reader, but I do collect one particular type of work. Read my post here.

SJ said...

Fun question! Cant wait to expand my list from what others have on theirs!

I'm going to attempt to add a clickable link (my first attempt)...

Here's my post

Sunny

SJ said...

Woooooo Hooooo!!! It worked!!! :o)

writemeg said...

I'm all posted too!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Great question!!My post is here at Redlady's Reading Room.

S. Krishna said...

Here's mine!

Amy said...

I played! My post is HERE.

Have a great day!

Lisa said...

My response is here. What a great question when it makes me look at my library a new way!

Serena said...

This is a great question...I couldn't resist making it my first Tuesday Thingers post!

http://savvyverseandwit.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-first-tuesday-thingers.html

I had no idea LT had this feature.

tapestry100 said...

Here's mine.

Meghan said...

I'm definitely a series reader. Here's my post.

justareadingfool said...

Here is my answer, and Marie, all you read in series is manga? Really? I'm a serial book addict or fiend as I say in my post and thrive on series.

The Tome Traveller said...

Another great question Marie! My answer is a resounding yes, here is my post. Now where the heck is the series feature on LT? I haven't been able to find it. Maybe I don't spend enough time on LT (my husband would totally disagree with that, he's always muttering about how he's an internet widow).

justareadingfool said...

Whew! That was a quick response from you, Marie. I'm impressed. Yesterday, it also happened to me a few times. Thanks for feeding my ego: to think that someone is actually reading my blog. ;)

Alyce said...

Here's my post.

mari said...

You can find mine here.

Melissa said...

This is a great question! My answer is up.

Ali said...

I didn't even know about the series feature on LT. Here's my answer to the rest of the question: Book Series

Clickable link tutorial for Amy and Kathy: start with the < symbol, like you do for any html. Then type a href=" and stick your link in there, followed by another "and the > symbol. Then type the words you want the reader to see (in my case it was book series), followed by /a inside the < and > symbols.

So, in the comments box my link looks like this: [a href="http://worducopia.blogspot.com/2008/10/book-series.html"]Book Series[/a], except the brackets are replaced by < and >

mattviews said...

My favorite series is Agatha Christie. I have been collecting the re-releases of all her mysteries in hardbacks.

Laza said...

I love YA series! My post

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Wow - I've never heard of manga series - I'll have to check them out. :)

Here is my first Tuesday Thingers post:

http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers.html

~ Wendi

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Let me try the link again as it doesn't show on here:


Here's mine
I think I did the link correctly!

Tim said...

Mine is up

Alea said...

I'm such a dork, yesterday I was thinking "I hope Marie asks about series this week!" and then you did! Great question, my answer is here!

Susan L said...

I love to read series. Here's Mine

shootingstarr7 said...

I'm not too much of a series reader, but my patrons are! My answer is here.

Bookish Ruth said...

I'm a serial killer. Err, serial reader. Yeah.

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

I'm completely addicted to series reading, I've written about a few in my post here.

marineko said...

http://marineko.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers-series.html

Here's mine, a day late.

julesjones said...

Late again, but this time because I spent last night writing a guest blog post for a gay speculative fiction blog. 1300 words of guest post...

Anyway, my Tuesday Thingers can be found at WordPress and at LiveJournal.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday. I love how I learn all kinds of things about LT by doing this!