Thursday, March 24, 2011

Booking through Serial

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Series? Or Stand-alone books?

Something like this was asked in BTT in September 2010. I will answer it in a similar vein. I prefer stand alone novels any day . I have read the Harry Potter series and also read all the three  novels of the Millennium trilogy. These are exceptions than the rule. 

One has to read series in the proper order.And that totally puts me off. It has to be VERY good series to pique my interest. And I also don't like to wait for the next book. For stand- alone novels, you can just pick it up, with no worries.

18 comments:

Melissa said...

I agree with your comments. If you find a series you like, its sometimes hard to get your hands on the next one when you are still interested in the series. It has to be a very good one to get me interested.

Ayanami Faerudo said...

For me, as long as its a good story then I'm all for it. I don't mind waiting for the release of the books that follow in a series as long as they're worth it.

Here's my answer @ Whatever You Can Still Betray

bermudaonion said...

I'll read either, but it does seem like I've been avoiding series lately.

Sally said...

I like reading series books but I'm crazy about having to read books in the proper order.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday-10.html

DawnTreader said...

I like both. With some series it matters more than others if one reads them in the right order. my BTT

mostraum said...

I'll read either. My favorites are series set in the same "universe" but with different protagonists from book to book. The best of two worlds and you don't necessarily have to read them in order. More at Mostraum Viewpoint

dragonflyy419 said...

Good point about having to wait on the next book - I do hate that about series. I've been reading mostly stand-alone novels lately, but I don't mind a series if it's well written.

Karen said...

I liked the Millennium trilogy too. I heard a rumour though that it was supposed to be ten books long. I wonder if it would have continued to be as good had the author been able to finish them. Have also since heard that his partner has his notes and is planning on finishing them. Will be interesting to see.

I have that feeling of waiting with stand alones too. When I have read the entire back list of a favourite author and I now have to wait for the next one. The satisfaction of holding that much anticipated book is worth it (so long as it holds up to your expectations of course).

Lori said...

I like both, but books in a series more. Here is my answer for this week's Booking Through Thursday.

Lindsay said...

I love a good stand-alone, but I lean more toward series.

Here's my full answer:
http://www.violethourbr.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday_20.html

Pepca said...

I enjoy both. There are also series don't have to be read in a particular order. But I think there is too few stand-alone books lately.

Ellie said...

I agree, that's why I read more stand alone books.

If you want, you can read my BTT HERE

Tribute Books Mama said...

I enjoy both, if it keeps you reading.

CMash said...

Very well said, I totally agree.

Joy Weese Moll said...

Good points. One of the things I love about the internet is that it has made it so much easier to find out the proper order of a series.

Belle said...

The fact that you have to read them in order (and sometimes have to wait for the next one) is definitely a weakness in series. Good point! I feel like I should reconsider my answer now hehe.

Yvonne said...

I like both, but I do have to read a series in order. It's ruined for me if I read out of order.

carolsnotebook said...

I love series, but eventually I get bored with the same characters and all the books start running together.