Monday, February 27, 2012

Musing Mondays: Series?

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 that are part of series; lots of things are considered series that I never would have thought were, so I think just about everybody does! The vast majority of books I read are stand-alones though.  I don't collect them all before starting because half the time I don't know that I'm reading a series, and when I do, I'd rather try the first volume first. Oftentimes though I'll stop after reading the first book. I've never gone past the first book in the Lord of the Rings (actually never got past The Hobbit), or the Millennium Trilogy (violence, thwarted romance, dead women, financial scandal, blah blah blah- I get it). So I don't look for them, and I don't often finish them, but I don't mind them. It kind of bothers me how much emphasis there is on series in young adult literature. A story isn't just worth reading if it's at least three volumes long!

More Musing Monday at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.