"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Booking Through Thursday 3/24/11

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This week's question...
Series? Or Stand-alone books?
I like them both.  The first series I recall reading was the Trixie Belden mysteries.  Childhood memories also include The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries.  Where would we be without those? 
Today there are several famous and fabulous series too including Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling), Twilight (Stephanie Meyers), Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis), Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery), Jurassic Park & Lost World (Michael Crichton), culinary mysteries by Nancy Fairbanks, Mitford series (Jan Karon)  and so many more.  Don't you just love a series that draws you in, making it a part of your life, so that you simply must get the next book and soon!  You actually count down to the release of the next one!  I think it's the whole anticipation thing.

I also enjoy stand alone novels like Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), Black Beauty (Anna Sewell), The Pelican Brief (John Grisham), Fire Starter (Stephen King), Granny Dan (Danielle Steel), To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) and so many, many more!  The great thing about a stand alone is it is a shorter time investment.  They're great for something new and original to read.  It's often nice to have everything tied up neatly at the end so there's no frustration knowing you have to wait a year to read the next one.

So, to make a long answer short, I love them both!!!  Sorry, I simply cannot choose.  It depends on the series, my mood, the author, and available time as to whether I feel like a serial or stand alone read.  I'm just that complicated.

How about you?  Do you have a preference?  Stand Alone or Series?


  1. I also love both and found it really hard to make up my mind. They both have their pros and cons - but series *just* win out in my mind. On another day I'd probably say stand-alones though, hehe.

  2. Series is like going home since readers know what to expect, at least the main character involved. In other words, series can be a comfort and solace. I could read series and stand-alones as long as they are good reads. By the way, I still have to read Anne of Green Gables!

  3. I think so long as it's a good read, it doesn't really matter. BUT if it's a stand-alone, I want it to wrap up nicely and answer questions =)

  4. Overall, I agree. I love them both.

  5. I do like cozy mysteries and a culinary series sounds very interesting! Thanks!

  6. Good answer! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

  7. ah. I remember the Nancy Drew mysteries--they were my favorite books growing up. I agree--there are some truly excellent stand-alone classics, Treasure Island, The Secret Garden, The Little Princess, etc. Fun answers!

  8. I like your answer, even if it makes me want to stop being so prejudiced against series. But I'm just too impatient, so it'll have to be a finished series. I have read Twilight, and that actually made me rethink the whole series thing when I read Breaking Dawn - it just felt like she knew she had everyone's attention and could write anything she wanted. Funny enough that is my favourite book out of the series, but for all the wrong reasons. I don't know, maybe it's the fear of investing time in something that might end in serious disappointment - if that makes any sense.

  9. I like them both as well, but I prefer series that are already completed. I'm so impatient. I want to buy them all at once. I don't like to wait a whole year or so for the next book.

  10. Yeah, I definitely agree with you there. It completely depends on the actual book/series. Great answer and thanks for stopping by my answer earlier.


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