“This week’s musing asks…
Do you read books that are part of a series? Do you collect all the books in the series before starting? What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book one? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?“
I haven’t read that many series of books. I prefer stand-alones. Most books in a series feels incomplete to me, like the story is just a set-up for the next installment. I am impatient by nature and waiting an indefinite amount of time for the conclusion does not suit me.
The only series that I have completely read is the Harry Potter series but that’s because I was a kid back when the first book came out. Everyone I knew was reading it so I did and then of course the rest is history. I did re-read the first few books a lot but not because of the publication of the new books. I re-read them because I loved them so much.
There is one book that has interested me in recent times is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But knowing that it is a part of a proposed series of books kind of put me off from reading it.