Musing Mondays (Aug 24)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book series…


Do you prefer to read stand-alone books, or books in series? Do you stick with a series the whole way through or stop after the first instalment? Are there any particular series you enjoy?(question courtesy of
Elena)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.




I wouldn’t say that I prefer either stand-alone or serial books over the other. Both are separate formats and I think they should be considered differently. I love both.

I do enjoy reading books in series – if it’s a story that I love, then naturally I always want to read more! I have, in the past devoured and even reread whole series – Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Incarnation’s of Immortality, Discworld.

I have noticed of late, however, that I’ve not been reading as many series as I used to, with my reading habits progressively changing over the past year or so. I’ve started several series in the past year or so that I haven’t completed – Dresden Files (Butcher) and Southern Vampires (Harris) just to name a few. I do intend to go back to them, just haven’t managed to do so yet.

40 comments :

Veens said...

I think reading series is a bit too difficult :)
But there are series I have enjoyed. Harry Potter, Millenium Series[ the last book comes in Oct!] and then Twilight - I have just read the 1st one!

Well - I generally read standalone books, but sometimes series too!

Dawn said...

Good question! I have noticed that most of the series I have read are actually targeted towards younger readers. Now that I am older and in college, my reading preferences have changed. I typically read different books by the same author, instead of one series.

bibliophile23 said...

Great question! Just posted my response here.

Nicole said...

I tend to read more stand-alones, although now I have been hearing about a lot of great series that I would like ti try out. It makes it harder though that you have to get the books in a specific order

Matt said...

I tend to read more stand-alones. Series is difficult to keep up. I get overwhelmed if I discover a new series and notice I have to read from the very beginning.

My Full Answer is up.

Susan B. Evans said...

I enjoy lots of different series, but I also read stand-alones.

Here's my post:

http://wellmanneredfrivolity.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays_23.html

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

judys424 said...

Love the question. Here's my answer. :)

http://judys424.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/musing-monday-7-book-series/

gautami tripathy said...

Either!

Mondays: What's up?

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Li said...

I hope my response makes sense, LOL: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=843

Happy Monday =D

Debbie's World of Books said...

My answer is up at Debbie's World of Books

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Molly said...

I am anxious to read other comments to this great question!

Here is mine:
http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-monday-serials-anyone.html

Cathy said...

Here's my two cents!

Katie said...

My post is here.

Elena said...

I've been wanting to write this all day but was busy at work. Finally it's up! At http://www.withextrapulp.com.au

caite said...

wow, am I late? It is just Monday morning here...lol..and HERE is my post.

Nise' said...

Here's mine.

MizB said...

My answer's up here.

~MizB

Trisha said...

My post is at http://eclectcentric.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-stand-alones-or-series.html". I had a hard time making a decision.

Literature Crazy said...

Here is my response.

Michael said...

Definitely go more with stand-alones - my post is here.

Kinga said...

Here is mine.

Great question!

Alison said...

Oh, I love series.

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays_24.html

kaye said...

I enjoy reading both as well. my musings

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Both - but mainly series. My answer is here. here

TTFN

Lori said...

Here is mine:
http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-august-24-2009.html

okbolover said...

I love reading series! they're also fun to collect :P

Here's mine

Mish said...

I simply love reading, whether it's a series or stand-alone. Eventually I might get to Dresden Files.
Anyway, here's my serial musing.

Susan said...

Great question. . .

Here's my answer

Nonna (Chèli) said...

Here
is mine.
Cheli
Cheli's Shelves

Shon said...

Here's my response

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

A third of the books I've read this year are from series...that seems like a lot to me! see the rest of my answer here:

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-musings-serial-book-ist.html

Kay said...

Great question!

Here's my response. ♥

Vicki said...

Mine's HERE

Lilue said...

Here's mine: http://lilue.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-aug-24.html

kariannalysis said...

I'm definitely a series girl!

http://kariannalysis.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/musing-monday-824/

marineko said...

Very late, but here it is -
http://marineko.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays-series-standalones.html