A question...

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A question...
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 4:51pm

I just recently finished reading the last book in Charlaine Harris' vampire mystery series, better known as the Sookie Stackhouse books and it brought this question to mind:

My friend, Angie, is one of those folks who didn't read the Harry Potter books until after the 7th book was released.  One of the reasons she said she held off was because she finds the wait between books to be torture.  She wants to be able to read a whole series without waiting for the next book to be released.  

My response to this was that even though waiting for the next book in a series can be difficult, it was also part of the fun.  Because while you are waiting for the next book to be released you can speculate with other fans about what is going to happen next.

So, my question is, are you one of those who can't bear to wait and won't start a series unless all of the books have been released or do you find that you don't mind waiting?


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 10:59pm

This will be my second time reading the Outander series. Have to say that I enjoyed the first book (waiting on the 2nd now) even more this time around. My favorite in the series was A Breath of Snow & Ashes, so I'll be interested to see if that holds true.


Melissa
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 7:20pm
How are you liking the Outlander books, Melissa? You picked a good time to start them since the next one is due out in December.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 7:18pm
I was actually happy with the book. It ended pretty much the way that I expected- although I would have been happier if things had been more definite. What was it about the last couple of books that you didn't like? You're right about some authors being good about releasing books on a regular basis. Karen Marie Moning is good about that. If you get a chance, check out her Fever series. They are some of my favorites.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 7:13pm

Most series I have read once it's been well established - even HP. I didn't start that until just before the last book came out. I also just got on the Outlander bandwagon. What I DO like about that is that I can reread the series before each new book comes out. But I only do that for certain series. I've read all of the Stephanie Plum & Grafton books and just wait for the next one without rereading. So, while I wouldn't mind starting a series from the beginning, I just always seem to be late to the party :)


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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 3:57pm

Here's my question: what did you think of the last book? I hated it. HATED it. Though I've hated the two before that one.

I started Sookie in the beginning. Well, no, I started when there were only 5 out. So I've waited for the next ones. I also read Stephanie Plum, but started that when she was at book 13 I think. But I've caught up and am in wait now (and waited for the last few). I wish I could wait for them all and then start, because I do not like waiting. However, some authors are good at putting out new ones every year. That's not too hard of a wait. But anything longer and I forget what happened in the previous one. LOL

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