Thursday, September 30, 2010

Booking Through Thursday 10

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme that I participate in :D

This week's question is..

If you read series, do you ever find a series “jumping the shark?” How do you feel about that?
And, do you keep reading anyway?

Well, I read a lot of series. I mean, a LOT. Most of the times, I love all the books within the series, but sometimes I do find they sort of get away from themselves. I will usually keeping reading, at least the first book after the one I didn't like. Does that make sense?  If I enjoyed 1-3, and didn't like 4 - I would still give 5 a chance. But after that, I don't really waste my time.

What about you? Are there any series that you've just stopped reading?


Liz said...

I've about given up on Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich. I'm sorry but, in 15 books, don't you think a character should grow, just a little? I'm on automatic hold for her at our library, and chatted with the librarian when I was checking it out. I was telling her how I was tired of the fact that there's been absolutely NO personal growth and she agreed. And she said people were bringing it back essentially unread.And I did too. I started the latest (I think it's the 15th), realized I just didn't care about the ridiculous plot I found so entertaining for about the first 6 or 7 and turned it back in. I'm done. (I should do some looking online -- I bet I'd find a ton of people who feet the same.)

Just a quick recommendation for a YA book you might enjoy (just finished it!~) -- it's "A Wind in Montana," by Mitch Davies. It's a realistic look at teen life, I think, and the story shows examples of kids not being crazy and stupid but dealing with responsibility, as well. I know plenty of kids like that. It's well-done.

Jenn said...

I'm a big series follower too. And the Stephanie Plum series is one I found to have gone on too long as well. It's interesting how many people feel that way. Of course it doesn't seem to have stopped me yet - I just got a notice from my library that the newest one is in.

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