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?
These days, it seems like a LOT of what I read are series. It seems like it’s almost impossible to get away from novels that are a series, not that this is necessarily a bad thing. I think a well-done series is worth reading, though I am persnickity and feel I have to start at the beginning of any series I read. Nothing frustrates me more than when the library will have the second, third and fourth book of a series but not the first. How can I know if I LIKE the series if I can’t read the first one? It’s a dilemma, I tell you. A terrible, terrible dilemma.
As for series I read: Lynley and Haver by Elizabeth George, the Ender series by Orson Scott Card, Seventh Son by Card, Star Trek: New Frontier by Peter David, The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Evan Delany by Meg Gardiner, the Ramona series (growing up) by Beverly Cleary. There are a myriad of others, I’m sure but I’m just not recalling them all right now.