Thursday, 24 March 2011
Booking Through Thursday 10
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer.
This weeks question is:
Series? Or Stand-alone books?
I like both, it all depends on what mood I'm in as to which one I prefer at any given time. Thinking about it though most of my favourite books are series books. One of my most favourite authors, Tamora Pierce, only writes series. Although off the top of my head I can also think of some favourites that are stand-alones.
I get seriously frustrated with series books which is why I usually wait until there is at least three books out before I will go near them. I find waiting between each book actually turns me off a series, mostly because I usually forget what the hell is going on. There is nothing better than sitting down to read knowing you have the next books in the series waiting for you. One of my favourite memories is starting the Dresden Files and being able to read the first eight books in row.
But there is something about a really great stand-alone books that can actually top series books. They can leave you with that sense of satisfaction and completion that series books can't.
That's all for now.